Guard Against These

Guard Against These Pleasing man. Jn 12:43, 1 Thes 2:4, Gal 1:10. Why even worry about making friends by being a man pleaser.  Men are very hard to please because you aren’t ever certain what it’s going to take to keep them happy.  When you are a man-pleaser, you aren’t...

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Snares, 2 Tim 2:26

Snares 2 Tim 2:26 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are a number of snares in the Bible of which you must be aware.  You can get hung in one of these and never get out.  Here are some snares for which to watch out: The snare of the devil – 1...

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The Praise of Men, Jn 12:43

The Praise of Men Jn.12-43 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The chief rulers loved the praise of men more than the praise of God and so, they didn’t confess Jesus.  Many Christians won’t confess Jesus today, for the same reason.  Now, if I were to ask you if you love the praise...

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Five Excuses For Not Turning, Prov 1:22-23

There is an amazingly generous offer in Prov 1:22-23.  Wisdom offers to the simple, to scorners, and to fools to “pour out my spirit unto you,” and to “make known my words unto you.”  God makes this offer, not to the righteous, but to fools and scorners.  The offer is...

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I Am Right, 1 Sam 15:13

In 1 Sam 15, Samuel confronted Saul about not obeying the Lord’s command to utterly destroy Amalek.  When Samuel first came to Saul, Saul said, “I have performed the commandment of the Lord,” [1 Sam 15:13].  And even after Samuel charged Saul with not obeying the word of the Lord,...

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Spiritual Depression, 1 Ki 19:4

In many cases, depression is something you can address spiritually and practically rather than chemically, through anti-depressants.  You can often make changes in your spiritual life that will improve your emotional and mental health.  Furthermore, if depression is exacerbated by your lifestyle and diet, you can make the necessary lifestyle...

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Passive Aggressive Behavior, 2 Sam 14:28-33

Passive Aggressive Behavior 2 Sam. 14:28-33 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO I don’t really like calling this message Passive Aggressive Behavior because that is a term applied by Psychology to the behavior that we are going to discuss today. Nevertheless, I chose that title because you may have heard it and be...

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Commands, Instructions, Closing, Heb 13

Heb 13 is very much like 1 Thes 5:12-28 and Rom 12:9-21, for instance.  Each of the verses from 1 to 17 are a succession of divers commands and instructions as Paul brings this letter to a close.  These “bullet points” are unlike the the former chapters.  Paul has finished...

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Be Not Afraid of Their Faces, Jer 1:8

Be Not Afraid of their Faces Jer 1:8 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Jer 1:8 says, Be not afraid of their faces.  The Lord had a very important job for Jeremiah to do.  Jeremiah was called to be a prophet to the nations [Jer 1:5].  He was going to have to stand...

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Remedy for the Fear of Man, Eph 5:21

Remedy for the Fear of Man Eph 5:21 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In this lesson we are going to look in the Bible for a remedy for the fear of man.  I will tell you very simply what it is and then we will illustrate this since you have seen...

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