Control Your Emotions, Matt 14:25-31

In Matt 14:25-31, when the disciples were in a ship in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves, Matt 14:24, Jesus went to them walking on the sea.  When they saw him, they were troubled and they cried out for fear.  Jesus responded, “Be of good cheer; it is...

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Spiritual Blessings, Eph 1:1-14

Our lesson today is from Eph 1:1-14.  In Eph 1:3, God “hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”  These spiritual blessings are: OUR HOLINESS. We will be holy and without blame before him in love – Eph 1:4 – this is the choice that God...

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Confessing Sins Publicly, Jas 5:16

Confessing Sins Publicly Jas. 5:16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There is a popular practice among Christians involving confessing sins to each other or before the congregation.  We have seen this or heard about it in autobiographies, charismatic “revival” meetings, walks to Emmaus, and fundamental churches.  Undoubtedly, people are confessing sins...

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Regret Over Past Sins, 1 Cor 6:9-11

Regrets over Sins of the Past 1 Cor. 6:9-11 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO How can I shake this regret over past sins?  That can be rough!!  Lots of Christians are plagued by regret over past sins for which they have already been forgiven.  They have committed certain sins that have...

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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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Seven Times, 1 Ki 18:43

This sermon is on some verses in the Bible where we find the phrase “seven times”.  These passages teach us to: Keep praying if at first you don’t get an answer.  Elijah prayed for rain while his servant went to look toward the sea seven times till the rain came,...

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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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The Evil Effects of Bitterness, Ruth 1:20

There are more people harboring bitterness than you and I are aware of.  The reason that we’re not usually aware of their bitterness is that if you suggest to bitter people that they are bitter, they will deny it.  Yet, when an incident arises that deeply affects them emotionally, their...

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Atonement, Rom 5:11

Atonement Rom 5:11 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Rom 5:11 we find that “we have now received the atonement.”  Many modern translations change “atonement” to “reconciliation.”  That seems unnecessary since Rom 5:10 mentions our reconciliation twice already.  Let’s see if that change is warranted. Presume for a moment that you...

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Get Past Your Past, Phil 3:13

Get Past Your Past Phil 3: 13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Many Christians are plagued with regrets from the past; they seem to be stuck in a rut.  So, they go to counselors, bookstores, best friends, the internet, and a variety of other places looking for a way to forget the...

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