Brass For Gold, 1 Ki 14:21-28

Brass For Gold The sermon text is 1 Ki 14:21-28.  Our particular interest is in v.25-28, where Rehoboam exchanged brass for gold when he replaced the shields Shishak, king of Egypt, took. When Solomon reigned, he built high places for the gods of the nations around Israel.  When his son,...

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The Church Building, Matt 16:16-18

The Church Building Matt 16:16-18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Jesus said, “I will build my church,” [Matt 16:18].  It’s built on a rock [Matt 16:16].  That rock is Jesus Christ, and the gates of hell were not able to prevail against it between his burial and resurrection [Acts 2:27, 31].  Notice...

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The Lord’s Wrath, Ezek 7:16-27

Ezek 7:16-27 describe some of the events that take place in the day of the Lord’s wrath upon Israel.  Here’s what happens to them in the day of the Lord’s wrath, Ezek 7:19. A few will escape the Lord’s wrath, Ezek 7:16-18 In the prior lesson The End is Come...

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Excellent, Right, True Things, Prov 8:6-7

In Prov 8:6, wisdom says, “Hear.”  We are supposed to listen to wisdom because wisdom will speak of: Excellent things – Prov 8:6 – “I will speak of excellent things.”  Excellent things are things of great value; things that are superior.   Wisdom is better than rubies – A man...

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My Fruit is Better than Gold Prov. 8:19

My Fruit is Better than Gold Prov. 8:19 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Wisdom in Prov 8 is personified.  In Prov 8:19, she says, My fruit is better than gold.  The inference is that you are better off seeking wisdom than you are seeking gold because the fruit of wisdom is better...

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Working on God’s Building 1 Cor 3:9

Working on God’s Building 1 Cor 3: 9 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When we are saved, we are baptized by the Spirit into Jesus’ body (1 Cor 12:13).  According to John 2:19-21 the body of Jesus Christ is a temple.  In 1 Pet 2:5, therefore, every new Christian is a “lively...

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The Remedy for Lukewarm Christianity Rev 3:14-19

The Remedy for Lukewarm Christianity Rev. 3:14-19 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We live in the age of lukewarm Christianity.  Whether we want to admit it or not, whether we can see it or not, we are the generation of lukewarm Christians.  Lukewarm Christians lack the zeal of Titus 2:14; that’s why...

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The visit of the wise men.

The Visit of the Wise Men  (Matthew 2:1-15) In this lesson we are going to look at the visit made by the wise men to see the baby Jesus. We will look at how they knew when to come and what their purpose was in coming to see the baby...

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But the Lips of Knowledge Prov. 20: 15

But Lips of Knowledge Prov. 20:15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This proverb compares the lips of knowledge to gold and rubies.  The lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.  In other words, they are more valuable than rubies and gold. Gold – Gold is highly desirable and is touted as...

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Wisdom and Understanding Prov. 16: 16

Better to Get Wisdom Prov. 16:16  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Prov 16:16, “How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!” This is an important proverb for us in the Laodicean age where so many of us trust riches...

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