For the Birds, Prov 1:17

For the Birds Prov 1:17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Birds are an often used metaphor in the Bible.  So, the title of this message is “For the Birds.”  We are going to look at references to birds only in Proverbs and see what we can glean from these metaphors.  There are...

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Sinners to Repentance, Mk 2:17

Sinners to Repentance Mk 2:17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Pharisees questioned why Jesus ate and drank with publicans and sinners.  The answer is that the Lord calls sinners to repentance.  Notice: The Lord calls sinners – no need to clean up first and make yourself “look” presentable to the...

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Learn What That Meaneth, Matt 9:13

Learn What That Meaneth Matt 9:13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Twice in Matthew Jesus quoted Hos 6:6 to the Pharisees.  Hos 6:6 says, “I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”  In Matt 9:13, he tells the Pharisees to go and “learn what that...

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God Hates Sin, Loves Sinners? Ps 5:5

Does God Hate Sin, Love Sinners Ps 5:5 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Is it true that God hates sin and loves sinners?  Or does he hate the sinner, too?  This is an unpopular question to answer because of the Biblical truth. The question is a good one that has been asked...

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Don’t Envy Sinners, Prov 23:17

Don’t Envy Sinners Prov. 23:17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO A problem for many Christians is that they envy sinners.  They think that sinners get to have all the fun.  Sometimes we talk about peer pressure.  But this isn’t peer pressure.  This is pressure that you put on yourself because you want...

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Enticed, Jas 1:14

Jas 1:14 says, “every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.”  Lust is a natural feature of our lives.  Lust by itself is not sin or even necessarily a bad thing.  Look at Deut 12:15, 20, 21 and 14:26.  When lust, however, draws...

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Let Not Thine Heart Envy Sinners, Prov 23:17

Let Not Thine Heart Envy Sinners Prov. 23:17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Christians often tend to envy sinners.  Don’t envy sinners.  Follow what Solomon said, “Let not thine heart envy sinners.”  The problem starts down in your heart.  You see sinners enjoying something that you want to do, but can’t do,...

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God is Merciful, Deut 4:31

God is Merciful Deut.4:31 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO God is merciful to Israel.  Deut 4:31 says that the Lord thy God is a merciful God.  Israel enjoyed God’s mercy as long as they were willing to go along with what the Lord said.  When they repeatedly and stubbornly disobeyed him, he...

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The Sinners’ Delight, Ps 62:4

These are the things in which sinners delight.  We’re studying these in their chronological order as they appear in the Bible.  Sinners delight in:  Lies – Ps 62:4 – Jer 6:10 they have no delight in the word of the Lord.  Jer 5:30-31 they would rather hear someone lie to...

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A Blessed Man Ps. 1:1-3

A Blessed Man Ps. 1:1-3 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The man in Ps 1:1-3 is a blessed man for five reasons. He’s blessed by how he walks, where he stands, with whom he sits, what he delights in, and what he thinks about.  If you want to be a blessed man,...

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