Let Them Rejoice, Ps 5:11

VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS SERMON AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS SERMON In Ps 5:11, David wrote, “But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.”   This Psalm...

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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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The Joys of the Ministry, Phil 2:1-2d

VIDEO RECORDING OF THIS SERMON AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS SERMON There are lots of pressures, prayers, griefs, and heartaches in the work of the ministry.  Sometimes, pastors think it would just be easier to be an evangelist, so that they wouldn’t have to get wrapped up in all the problems. ...

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Full Joy, Jn 16:23-24

Full Joy Jn. 16: 23-24 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO At times, we experience full joy in our salvation.  This lesson will discuss those times so that you can have full joy.  On a recent Wednesday night, I preached on abundant joy which we get by being saved, being filled with the...

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Rejoice Evermore, 1 Thes 5:16

Paul’s specific instruction to Christians in 1 Thes 5:16 is that we “Rejoice evermore.”  Now I, certainly, have not obeyed this command all the time and I’m pretty sure that you haven’t either.  One reason is that we haven’t been doing the things that cause Christians to rejoice.    There...

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More Blessed to Give, Acts 20:33-35

According to Acts 20:35, Paul told the elders of Ephesus that Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  Paul had personally experienced the truth of this verse.  Paul was a minister of the gospel.  As such, “the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should...

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You’re a Treasure, Matt 13:44

Before we preach on the spiritual application in this verse, let’s examine its doctrinal interpretation.  The treasure is Israel [Ex 19:5].  The field is the world [Matt 13:38].  The man is the Lord [Ezek 16:3-8].  The Lord hides after he finds the treasure [Deut 31:17; Ps 10:1].  Jesus sold all...

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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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Written to Strangers, 1 Pet 1:1-9

Peter wrote to “strangers” in Asia.  Paul couldn’t go there [Acts 16:6-7] but Peter did.  Some of these people might have heard Peter preach in Acts 2.  See Acts 2:9. He calls them “strangers” because when we get saved, we are “a peculiar people,” [1 Pet 2:9], “which were not...

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