The Temple of God, 1 Ki 5:7

The Temple of God 1 Ki 5:7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Lord devotes much attention to the building of Solomon’s temple.  We can learn some interesting things by studying the temple of God. The temple – the temple is not the temple just because it was built to be a...

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No Room For Them in the Inn, Luke 2:7

No Room For Them in the Inn Luke 2:7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO You have probably heard this text, there was no room for them in the inn, preached or taught many times around the Christmas season.  However, there is a thought in the verse that provides an excellent text for preaching. ...

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Jesus Has The Preeminence, Col 1:15-20

In this lesson, we are studying Col 1:15-20, in which we see that Jesus has the preeminence.  Col 1:18 says, “that in all things he might have the preeminence.”  Jesus’ preeminence is evident in that: He is the image of the invisible God – Col 1:15 – God is a...

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Does the Church Go Through the Tribulation? Col 2:16-17

Does the Church Go Through the Tribulation Col. 2:16-17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There seems to be a lot of confusion about this question today, “Does the Church go through the Tribulation?”  The answer is, “No.”  The confusion stems from the failure to check all the doctrines that are affected if...

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A Good Church

A Good Local Church CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO What should I look for in a good church?  To organize the answer to this question practically, we have divided the answer into several sub-questions that you can ask concerning any church you visit or attend.  These questions and answers are not intended...

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Prayer Was Made, Acts 12:5

Acts 12 records a distressing time for the church.  Herod had killed James, the brother of John, and had imprisoned Peter, intending to kill him.  Notice the response of the church.  They prayed.  Acts 12:5 says, “prayer was made.”  Look at that word “made.”  They did it.  They accomplished it. ...

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The Mystery Was Made Known, Eph 3:1-12

In Eph 3:1-12, Paul writes about how he came to know and how others now know the mystery, “that the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body,” with Jews [Eph 3:6].  If you will remember the prior lesson, Paul disclosed to the Gentiles how they had become “fellowcitizens...

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Pray for America, 1 Tim 2:1-3

Pray for America 1 Tim.2:1-3 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We need to pray for America.  But how do we pray?  And what do we pray for? Pray for those in authority – 1 Tim 2:1-3 – a quiet [Acts 9:31], and peaceable life [Jer 29:7], in all godliness [1 Tim 6:5;...

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Is Israel the Church? Rom 2:28-29

Is Israel the Church? Rom. 2:28-29 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Is Israel the Church?  No.  Have you ever had anyone teach you or tell you that Israel is the Church?  The idea is that God began dealing with the Jews in Israel in the Old Testament, and continued dealing with them...

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When Your Spirit is Overwhelmed, Ps 142:1-7

In Ps 142:3, David wrote, “my spirit was overwhelmed within me.”  In Ps 142:6, he said, “I am brought very low.”  A fair number of good people whom I know are overwhelmed right now.  There seems to be an oppressive spirit attempting to discourage and defeat good men and women. ...

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