Take Away the Wicked, Prov 25:4-5

In Prov 25:4-5 we find two verses connected by a common theme of taking something away to make what remains something better.  Prov 25:4 says, “Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.”  A finer is one who refines or purifies. ...

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Stand Therefore, Eph 6:10-18

Eph 6:10-18 is a passage we have preached and taught several times.  It’s about the whole armor of God.  The purpose of this armor is to protect us from the devil in a fight.  He’s trying to knock us out and we are to stand therefore. In Eph 6:10, the...

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All The Day, Ps 71:8, 15

Three times in Psalm 71, David used the phrase “all the day.”  In Ps 71:8 he wrote, “Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.”  In Ps 71:15 he wrote, “My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day;...

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Conditional Mercy, Ps 18:25

Conditional Mercy Ps. 18:25 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Ps 18:25 David says, “With the merciful that wilt shew thyself merciful.”  God’s mercy is conditional mercy. We know that God is merciful from Ex 34:6. But we sometimes confuse God’s mercy with his love and get the idea that his unconditional...

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Favour, 1 Sam 2:26

Favour 1 Sam. 2:26 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO It is more important to have favour with God than it is to have favor with men.  God will give you favor with men [Gen 39:21; Ex 3:21].  Too much time is spent trying to gain favor with men.  That time would be...

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Do You Know God, Jer 9:23-24

Do You Know God Jer. 9:23-24 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Lord doesn’t glory in man’s wisdom like men do, or in man’s might like men do, or in man’s riches like men do.  He said. What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose...

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Perpetual Backsliding, Jer 8:5

Perpetual Backsliding Jer. 8:5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Perpetual backsliding is a phrase used to describe Judah’s condition during the ministry of Jeremiah.  This is a condition in which the country had gotten so far away from God there was no turning back to him.  The Lord said that they held...

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Practical Righteousness, Prov 11:4

Practical Righteousness Prov.11:4  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When we get saved, we are given the righteousness of Jesus Christ for our righteousness.  Thus, we stand before God justified.  Furthermore, we can yield to the work of his righteousness in us and thereby come out from under the dominion of sin...

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Take Away the Wicked, Prov 25:4-5

Take Away the Wicked Prov 25:4-5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The point of Prov 25:4-5 is very plain and is thoroughly demonstrated in scripture.  Before a silversmith can make a silver vessel, he must heat the silver and remove the dross so that he is working with pure, unblemished material.  Likewise,...

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Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Ps 18:1-6

Have you ever noticed that when most people encounter something challenging they fold?  We are a generation of moral and spiritual weaklings. Trouble usually elicits complaints from us.  People whine and fuss when things are tough.  Life’s difficulties don’t go away just because you don’t like them.  What we need...

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