Fear God 1 Pet 2:17

Fear God 1 Peter 2: 17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are a number of very practical things about the fear of the Lord that are found all through the Bible. For instance, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction,” (Prov. 1:7)....

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Waiting For His Coming 1 Cor 1:7

Waiting For His Coming 1 Cor. 1: 7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Often when I write someone at this time of year, I like to say “maybe this will be the year of our Lord’s return.”  We are “waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,” [1 Cor 1:7].  How...

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The Goal and Condition of Reconciliation, Col 1:19-23

The Goal and Condition of Reconciliation Colossians 1:19-23 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When Christ died on the cross, he completed the work of reconciliation through the shedding of his blood.  Reconciliation is to make friends out of enemies.  He arranged a permanent peace treaty.  That reconciliation took care of things in...

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The Blessings of Obedience Heb. 5:8-9

The Blessings of Obedience Heb. 5: 8-9 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO God is our ruler and we must obey him and his words. We are accountable to him for everything we do, say and think.  Often when we counsel folks, we must remind them what God said and show them their...

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Bitterness

Bitterness Prov. 14:10 You know if there is bitterness in your heart. We often believe that bitterness is something that has grown for a time inside us, and is only a problem when we are troubled. Heb. 12:15. This verse is probably the most often used verse to address bitterness....

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Fear of Judgment Ps. 119:120

Fear of Judgment Ps.119:120 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When we think about the fear of God, we often minimize it to some degree because we are saved.  The great Judge of all mankind is our “Father.”  We know that he loves us.  In many cases, we have become used to his...

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Putting On The New Man Eph.4:23-29

Ephesians 4:23-29 Putting on the New Man CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO  Yesterday we talked about putting off the old man and today about putting on the new man.  This is something you do continually. There is competition between the “old” and “new” all the time. There is a constant battle. Versus....

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Perfecting Holiness in the Fear of God II Cor. 7:1

Perfecting Holiness in the Fear of God II Cor. 7:1 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This sermon is about perfecting holiness in the fear of God, not so much by cleansing ourselves after we have sinned but by staying away from unclean things.  Until now I have read 2 Cor 7:1, as...

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Where There is No Vision Prov. 29:18

Where There is No Vision Prov. 29:18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are five things in life that you must “see.” You must have a vision of these things or people will perish.  As Prov 29:18 says, Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Where there is no vision of:...

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The Local Church Functions as a Body Eph.1:22-23

The Local Church Functions as a Body Eph. 1:22-23 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When we studied Local Church in Bible College there was an emphasis on the differences between the Local Church and the Body of Christ. Most notably, I remember learning that the Church is an organism and the Local...

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