Troubled But Not Distressed, 2 Cor 4:8

Troubled But Not Distressed 2 Cor. 4:8 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO How was Paul able to be troubled but not distressed? When most of us are troubled, we get very distressed.  Here’s how our life generally goes.  Things are rocking along pretty smoothly.  Then trouble starts to build and we start...

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The Gift of God, Jn 4:5-10

Some people haven’t received everlasting life as a gift of God from this well of water because: They don’t know the gift of God.  Jn 4:10 “If thou KNEWEST the gift of God”.  They don’t know what the gift is. It’s eternal life, v.14.  It is the answer to sin...

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Calling and Election, 2 Pet 1:1-10

In 2 Pet 1:1-10 Peter exhorted us to making your calling and election sure.  There are certain important aspects of our calling and election that we will not discuss today.  Instead, we will concentrate primarily on the main one, your salvation. When you are saved you can be sure you...

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We Know That, 1 Jn 5:14-21

At the end of John’s first epistle, he wrote about four things that we know.  He wrote, “We know that…”.  And these things that we know are important to us in the church.  However, they are absolutely essential to those in the Tribulation. We know that we have the petitions...

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Jesus Rose From the Dead, 1 Cor 15:12-22

Easter Sunday is the day people celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  So, today we are going to discuss the resurrection.  Because Jesus rose from the dead: You can trust Jesus to save you.   Save us from our sins.  Save us from hell. You can live his life in you. ...

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Born of God, 1 Jn 5:1-13

1 Jn 5:1 says, “Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God”.  The Christ is a reference to Jesus as the Messiah, Jn 4:25-26.  As the Christ, he is the Son of David, Matt 22:41-45, and the Son of God, Matt 16:16, 26:63. According to 1 Jn...

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What Have You Done With Your Gift?

At this time of year, people generally give and receive lots of gifts.  Sometimes you receive a gift that is very special.  Perhaps it’s one that you admire or use often.  In some cases, you like what you were given so much that you, in turn, give the same gift...

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The Paths of Life, Prov 2:19

Ps 25:4 talks about the paths of the Lord.  It says, “Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.”  So, the Lord has some paths that we can find in the Bible and these are the paths upon which you and I should walk through this life.  They are the...

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What Does Ordained Mean in Acts 13:48?

What Does Ordained Mean in Acts 13:48 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Acts 13:48, Luke writes, “… and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.”  Some interpret ordained here to mean predestined.  However, by studying the context and the use of the word ordained in other passages, we’ll...

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Why Depart From Evil, Job 28:28

Several times in your Bible, you find the phrase, “Depart from evil”.  In the context of four of these references, you can see the reason why we should depart from evil. Understanding – Job 28:28.  To depart from evil is understanding.  This verse has a two-pronged application.   First, when...

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