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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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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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: We will be holy and without blame before him in love – Eph 1:4 – this is the choice that God made before...

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Church Discipline

Church Discipline 1 Cor.5 The church has a responsibility to exercise discipline and exclude from its fellowship any member who persist in sin and disobedience to God’s word as found in 1 Cor. 5. Sin will spiritually affect the church and any of the blessings of God. The Lord shows...

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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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Giving Satan an Advantage, Part I, 2 Cor 2:11

Satan is a vicious, clever enemy.  Nevertheless, Jesus successfully defended himself against the temptations of the devil [Matt 4:1-11], cast him out of every person he possessed, who came to Jesus for healing [Acts 10:38], spoiled him and openly triumphed over him on the cross [Col 2:15], and will destroy...

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Refuse and Choose

Refuse and Choose Isa.7:15 Good choices will change your life. Jesus learned to make the correct choices and lived a sinless life. [Lk.2:40] “and the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.” [Lk.2:52] “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,...

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Sin and The Cross 1 Cor 15:3

Sin and The Cross CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Many of the eternal consequences of sin have been dealt with at the cross of Calvary.  Take for instance, “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord,” [Rom 6:23].  When we are...

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