When Jesus Saw The Multitudes, Matt 9

When Jesus saw the multitudes Matt 9:36-38, he was moved with compassion because they fainted, they were scattered abroad, and they were as sheep having no shepherd.  They were: Sapped.  People today are faint.  New hires can’t take the load of an ordinary day’s work.  Others find that they are...

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Daily, Ps 68:19

According to Ps 68:19, the Lord daily loadeth us with benefits.  In return, what should we do daily? Die to self – 1 Cor 15:31.  Paul wrote, “I die daily”.  The victory over sin each day is gained by the crucified life.  When we are crucified with Christ, he lives...

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Love Thy Neighbour, Rom 13:9-10

Love Thy Neighbour Rom 13:9-10 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When Jesus Christ gave his disciples a new commandment to love one another as Christ loved us [Jn 13:34-35] he didn’t abolish the second commandment, which is to love thy neighbour.  Sometimes, we get the idea that we are to love our...

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Pray Then Speak, Neh 2:4-5

In Neh 2:4-5, when the king asked Nehemiah to make his request, Nehemiah prayed and then he spoke.  This is the proper order when making a request, answering a question, or confronting someone.  Pray then speak.  Too often we react too quickly and speak first, without praying.   Nehemiah had...

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Pray for Those in Authority, 1 Tim 2:2

To pray for those in authority effectually, we must start with the right attitude toward those in authority. In 2 Ki 5:1-3, for example, the little maid, who had been taken captive by the Syrians, had an unusually good attitude toward her mistress and Naaman.   In Dan 4:19, when...

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How to Live in Perilous Times, Hab 3:18

How to Live in Perilous Times Hab. 3:18 CLICK TITLE FOR  AUDIO There is no question that the world is in perilous times.  And the topic among Christians often concerns how to live in perilous times.  Some want to hunker down and await the coming “storm,” some want all the...

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In God We Trust, Ps 18:2

In God We Trust Ps 18:2 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When you walk into the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., you see a remarkable testimony to God in that building.  In the Rotunda you see 8 large paintings of the Exploration and Colonization of America and of the American Revolution. One...

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Good Christian Conduct, Col 4:1-6

This Sunday school lesson covers Col 4:1-6.  The first verse picks up where the last verse from Col 3 left off.  The remainder of the passage deals with three essential aspects of good Christian conduct: your prayer, your walk, and your speech.  Before we get into these three, we’ll look...

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Then Will I Hear, 2 Chr 7:14

Then Will I Hear 2 Chr. 7:14 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO We have heard much preaching on 2 Chr 7:14.  The part of the verse I like is… then will I hear.  God said that, if they do four things, then will I hear.  The four things are these: humble...

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Pray for Others, 1 Sam 12:23

Pray for Others 1 Sam. 12:23 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO As a judge in Israel, Samuel considered the failure to pray for others in Israel a sin.  Samuel said, “God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you…” [1 Sam 12:23].  Perhaps, it is not...

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