Everyone into the Boats (Personal Evangelism)

Seeking and saving the lost is: A mission that is a personal responsibility. We will be held accountable if we do not spread God’s message to mankind (Ezek. 33:9, Matt.…

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Hope is “the reasonable expectation of something desired.” The Scriptures describe hope as a: Door (Hosea 2:15)-Hope is a door for escaping present troubles and entering a brighter path. Anchor…

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Six Spiritual States

Safe/Innocence–Man is born in “safety”. He does not inherit the guilt of sin (Ezek. 18:20, Is. 59:1-2). He has not had the opportunity to sin (II Cor. 5:10). Accountability–At some…

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For What Should We Pray?

Paul prayed:      For the spread of the gospel. That it would be successful–even swift (II Thess. 3:1 NASB). That obstacles would be removed (Rom. 15:30-31, II Thess. 3:1-2). That he…

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Giving Purposefully

We are to be “purposeful givers.” (II Cor. 9:7). If we are being purposeful givers, we will realize that giving is a spiritual sacrifice: It shows God’s worth (II Sam. 24:24, Mal. 1:6-8).…

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Lord’s Supper: How to Focus Your Thoughts

To focus your mind on the significance of the Lord’s Supper, remember the number: FIVE–the number of times our Lord’s body was pierced. Four nails pierced his hands and feet…

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The Church

Become As A Little Child

(Mat. 18:3 NKJV) and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. We…

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Our spiritual freedom in Christ is like our national freedom because: Freedom was not free. We were bought with a price (I Cor. 6:20, 7:23). Jesus was sent into the…

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Let no one despise your youth

Let no one despise your youth . . . (1 Tim 4:12 NKJV) God has always used young people to do great things. God used David to oppose the enemies…

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The Bible


(Psa 37:3 NKJV) Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. We can trust God because of His faithfulness; we can “feed…

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Can We Understand the Bible Alike?

We can understand the Bible. Timothy understood the Old Testament as a child. (2 Tim 3:15) Whole books were to be read to congregations. (1 Th 5:27, Col 4:16) Paul said that…

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Faith, Love, & Hope (I Thess 1:3)

Paul gave thanks to God for the Thessalonians because of their… (1 Th 1:3 NASB) . . .work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ . .…

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Diety & Godhead

Christ-the Alpha and Omega

Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega (Rev. 22:13), the A to Z, because: He is the beginning and the end of creation (Col. 1:16-17, Heb. 1:2, Heb. 2:10, John…

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Christ, the Good Shepherd

(John 10:1-15) There are many people interested in sheep. The thieves and robbers are interested in sheep (10:1, 8). The hireling is interested in sheep (10:12-13). The hireling (hired hand)…

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Christ’s Love For Us

Christ’s love for us is a: Universal love (Matt. 20:28, I Tim. 1:15) Personal love (John 13:1, Rev. 1:5) Powerful/triumphant love It has the power to save (I John 3:16,…

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Christian Living

Slip Sliding Away

One of the greatest dangers facing any Christian is that of drifting away (Heb. 2:1). Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest…

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Spiritual Foundations

To prepare for the storms of life, you must build on the foundation of Christ’s teachings. (Matt. 7:24) The previous three chapters give an eight-point foundation checklist: Keep at peace with…

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Three Essential Ingredients for a Christian Life

Three Essential Ingredients for a Christian Life: Integrity Integrity means you live what you say you believe (I Peter 2:1) Faithful means “full of faith” If we really “believe”, we…

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Sin & Morality

How to Tell Right from Wrong

A five-step test to be able to discern between good and evil (Heb. 5:14).    o REPUTATION–If my action were known in the community, how would the reputation of the Lord’s church…

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Ingratitude Is one of the most common sins (Luke 17:17). Is one of the most contemptible sins (Is. 1:1-3, Mal. 1:2). Can prevent a Christian from praising (Psalm 107:1-2) and…

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Is Lying a Big Deal?

Types of Lying: Outright false statement (1 Tim. 1:9-10) Exaggeration (Prov. 30:6) Flattering Lies (Jude 1:16, Psa. 12:2, Psa. 62:4) Promissory Lies (Eccl. 5:5) Confidential Lying (Prov. 11:13) Official Lying…

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Satan, Evil, & Hell

Some Things in Hell Needed in the Church

Some Things in Hell Needed in the Church (Read Lk. 16:22-29) A remembrance of good things that have been ours. (Luke 16:25) They are our motivation to love and serve our…

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What Happens If You Miss Heaven

God’s Plan for Man’s Salvation God thought it. (Titus 1:2, II Tim. 1:9, I Pet. 1:20, Rev. 13:8) Christ bought it. (Heb. 8:6, Col. 2:14, I Pet. 1:18-19, I Cor. 6:20, Acts…

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