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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The Lord’s Prayer, Lk 11:1-4

The Lord’s Prayer Lk 11: 1-4 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Lk 11:1, the disciples asked the Lord Jesus Christ to teach them to pray.  He taught them a prayer in Luke 11:2-4.  We commonly call this prayer the Lord’s Prayer.  We should probably more accurately call it the Disciples’ Prayer. ...

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Keeping the Devil Out, 1 Pet 5:8-9

Keeping the Devil Out 1 Pet 5:8-9 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In the two prior broadcasts, we discussed possession by the devil and getting the devil out.  Today we are going to discuss keeping the devil out.  These are precautions that can help you keep the devil from influencing and controlling...

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Get the Devil Out, Acts 26:18

Get the Devil Out Acts 26:18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In the prior broadcast we saw that Christians could be possessed with the devil.  Today, we’ll see how to get the devil out.  And tomorrow we’ll see how to keep him out.  To get the Devil out of your life: Get...

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Put On The New Man, Col 3:10-15

When we put off the old man, we are to, simultaneously, put on the new man.  You don’t grow as a Christian by just removing the old man or by only denying yourself.  You must put on the new man.   According to Col 3:10, the new man “is renewed...

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Complete in Him, Col 2:10-17

Our Sunday school lesson today is from Col 2:10-17.  In Col 2:10, Paul wrote, “ye are complete in him.”  The implications of this truth are covered in the rest of the passage that we’re studying.  Complete here has the meaning of perfect, having no deficiency.  Because we are in Christ,...

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Paul’s Prayer for the Colossians, Col 1:9-14

As with some of his other epistles, Paul told the Colossians, in Col 1:9-12, what he had been praying for them.  See Eph 1:16-19, for example.  Paul’s prayer for the Colossians was that they might: Be filled with the knowledge of his will – Col 1:9 – several verses in...

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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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