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Preparing for the Crisis! [Maundy Thrusday]

We all face crises. What is it that gets us through them? As Jesus sat at the table with His Disciples, He was looking ahead to the impending doom of His death on the Cross. He knew that it was … Continue reading

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Guarding Our Faith and Love [1 Timothy Pt. 22]

Some people can be really hard to love! As Paul instructs Pastor Timothy to lead in the Church at Ephesus (1 Timothy 1:3), he seems to be dealing with some cranky church members who are causing disruptions there; proud people … Continue reading

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Grace In Your Hearts [Colossians Pt. 17]

What is the key to our becoming who we ought to be in Christ? Last time we saw the necessity of putting on the New Man. That is, we are to be people who are appropriating what Christ has already … Continue reading

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Perfect in Christ [Colossians Pt.11]

What is the purpose of the Church in the world? What should our goal be as far as ministry? Many believe that it is either to evangelize¬† or to worship and glorify God. I would say that they are part … Continue reading

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Grounded and Steadfast [Colossians Pt. 9]

This is really where the reality of our faith becomes apparent. Do we continue in it? Will we do what it takes to be “Grounded and Steadfast” so that we are not “moved away from the hope of the Gospel?” To put it bluntly, this is kind of the “put up or shut up” part of the faith. Continue reading

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Looking For Love Pt. 4; The Purpose of the Commandment

How does your understanding of God’s love effect your life? Can you say, “God is love.” or “I know that God loves me.” without in turn loving others? Can you take God’s love for granted? Certainly we all do at … Continue reading

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Looking For Love; He Loved Your Fathers

If I asked you to give me an Old Testament text that most clearly proclaimed the unconditional and free love of God, what would it be? As I have been leading our people through a study of God’s love in … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts [Final Paper for Class]

The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts and Their Use Approaching the doctrine of Spiritual Gifts is at once a necessary and difficult task. In our time where these Gifts have been twisted and distorted and ultimately recolored in the view of … Continue reading

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Looking for Love; It’s Source and Supply

What is love? In order to define it from a post-modern philosophical perspective it is just a certain way the chemicals in your brain respond to specific stimuli. It is nothing more than the firing of a synapse.¬† From a … Continue reading

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Praying With Zeal

In the late 19th Century, Bishop J. C. Ryle said, “there is no duty in religion so neglected as private prayer.” If it was true in his day it has been amplified in ours. There are so many distractions and … Continue reading

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