A Pastor’s Greatest Joy, 3 Jn 4

What is a pastor’s greatest joy?  The pastor’s joy is found in: Preaching Christ – Phil 1:12-18.  The opportunity to preach Christ is a great joy regardless of the response or the reaction.  It is a privilege to be used of God to preach to others about his Son.  Seeing...

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Baby Steps, Acts 3:1-10

Baby Steps Acts 3:1-10 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The scene is afternoon prayer outside the Temple in Jerusalem.  Laying there at the Beautiful gate is a lame man.  He’s been lame from his mother’s womb.  He reminds me of a lost man [lost because of his natural birth] hanging around church....

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Your Strength Ps 27:1-4

In several places in your Bible, you will find that something specific from the Lord is your strength.   The salvation of the Lord is your strength – Ps 27:1-4.  First and foremost, the Lord gives you his strength when you trust him to save you.  The devil will fight...

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The Path of Life, Ps 16:7-11

In Ps 16:11, David wrote, “Thou wilt shew me the path of life”.  Today, we are going to discuss this path. The Lord Will Shew You the Path of Life When You: Follow His Counsel, Ps 16:7.  David wrote, “I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel”.  David...

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Rejoice in Answered Prayer, Jn 16:23-24

Rejoice in Answered Prayer Jn. 16:23-24 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Jesus showed us in Jn 16:23-24 that we should rejoice in answered prayer.  Getting a prayer answered is a reason to rejoice.  And notice that Jesus said, “that your joy may be full.”  So, he wasn’t just talking about a...

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Rejoice in the Cross, Heb 12:1-3

Heb 12 1-3 Rejoice in the Cross CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Paul told us to rejoice evermore [1 Thes 5:16]. We have some reasons to rejoice. We should rejoice in the cross.  When Jesus went to the cross there was joy set before him.  There is a great cloud of witnesses...

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The Lord Always Before You, Ps 16:6-11

The Lord Always Before Me Ps 16: 6-11 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO  of The Lord Always Before You In our lives, we are always influenced by the people who are around us, and by the people with whom we associate.  We often live to impress them, whether they are impressed...

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The Benefits of Thanksgiving, 1 Thes 5:18

Benefits of Thanksgiving 1 Thes .5: 18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We are commanded to be thankful by the will of God.  One of the reasons is that thanksgiving is beneficial.  The benefits of thanksgiving follow.   Thanksgiving yields contentment – you find that you don’t miss the things that you...

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Helping Others, Gal 6:2

Helping Others Gal.6:2 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Helping others to bear their burdens has many benefits.  The benefits of helping others are: You lighten their burden is lightened – Gal 6:2. When you help someone with a job you lighten their load.  Many hands make light work.  By helping them you...

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What God Enlarges For Israel, Is 5:14

What God Enlarges For Israel Is 5: 14 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In the Bible we find several references to the word “enlarge.”  A number of these references deal directly with Israel.  So, today we are going to see what God enlarges for Israel.  God enlarges: The judgment of Israel –...

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