Uncertain Riches, 1 Tim 6:17-19

1 Tim 6:17 says, “nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God.”  We are not to trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God.  Riches are deceiving; Matt 13:22 mentions the deceitfulness of riches.  Riches, like sin and religion, deceive you into believing that you can trust...

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You Need To Be There

You Need To Be There! Jn.20:19-20 & 24 When Jesus came Thomas was not there! (verse 24) Thomas knew to be there (Matt.28:7-10 & 16 – eleven went!) Everyone else was there (Judas was dead, acceptable excuse) Jesus had told them that he would be there When you know that...

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Achaia’s Bounty, 2 Cor 9:1-15

Paul started chapter 9 by saying that, concerning the ministering to the saints, it was superfluous (superfluous means “not needed; unnecessary”) for him to write.  Nevertheless, he did write.  Paul wrote 2 Cor 9 because he wanted the Corinthians to know that: Their zeal had provoked very many – 2...

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The Essential Ministry of Prayer, Acts 1:14

Prayer is an essential ministry of the church.  Don’t underestimate the value of the Wednesday night prayer meeting or the special prayer “warriors” who pray for special needs throughout the week.   Prayer is essential for unity – Acts 1:14 – the disciples were meeting with one accord, Acts 2:42-46. ...

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Prayer for Missionaries 1 Thes 5:25

Prayer for Missionaries 1 Thess. 5: 25 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Paul wrote to the Thessalonians in 1 Thes 5:25, “Brethren, pray for us.”  We must pray for our missionaries.  Most of the time, in their prayer letters, they let us know for what we should pray.  However, there are some...

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For Such A Time As This Est 4:14

For Such a Time As This Esther 4: 14 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Esther 4:14 Esther had come to the kingdom for such a time as this.  The text doesn’t say “for this time.”  It says for “such a time” as this.  Many of us encounter times in our lives...

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The Work of the Ministry Rom. 16:1-15

The Work of the Ministry Rom. 16:1-15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The ministry takes a church not just an individual and yet every individual must do his part because we are ONE body of believers.  Notice how many people, by name, were involved with Paul in Rom 16:1-15.  No man can do...

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The Uttermost Ps.2:1-8

The Uttermost Ps. 2:1-8 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO God the Father promised his Son, Jesus, “the heathen for (his) inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for (his) possession,” [Ps 2:8].  This passage is doctrinally fulfilled in the millennial reign of Jesus.  However, there is a practical application of this verse,...

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Missions Preaching Acts 14:1-7

Missions Preaching Acts 14:1-7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Missions preaching is a lesson about what men should do and what they can expect when they go to the mission field.  The text is about Paul and Barnabas in Iconium.  Notice: Their method. Both together, Acts 14:1.  This is the formula that...

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Equality II Cor. 8:1-15

Equality II Cor. 8:1-15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Paul encouraged the Corinthians to give to the poor saints by equality.  He taught them how from the Old Testament rule concerning manna.  In Ex 16:16-18 the Jews would go out each morning [except on the Sabbath] and gather manna, some more and...

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