Rooted and Grounded in Love, Eph 3:17

The answer to Paul’s prayer in Eph 3:14-19 hinges on us being rooted and grounded in love.  There is a companion passage to Paul’s prayer request in the Gospel of John. In Jn 14:15, Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”  Like Paul, he stresses the necessity to...

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Affection, Col 3:1-3

Affection Col 3:1-3 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Col 3:1-3 Paul tells us to set our affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  We know that we are supposed to set our affection on things above but we live in a world where so many things on the...

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Evidence of a Spirit Filled Life, Acts 4:8-13

Evidence of a Spirit Filled Life Acts 4:8-13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO This lesson deals with the evidence of a Spirit filled life.  Being filled with the Spirit is evidenced by: Scriptural Words – when you have a Spirit filled life, you will speak as the oracles of God.  You won’t...

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The Holy Ghost in You Rom. 8:16

The Holy Ghost in You Rom. 8:16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When you get saved, you have the Holy Ghost in you.  There are several things he does in you.  We’ll deal with a few of the more important ones.  The Holy Ghost in you: Assures you – Rom 8:16 –...

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David in His Youth, 1 Sam 16:17-18

We’re studying the character of David as a young man to be an encouragement to our young men to be like him.  David was Jesse’s youngest son.  He kept his father’s sheep.  When David’s three older brothers went into battle with Saul, David stayed home and kept the sheep [1...

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Heating Up Lukewarm Christians, Rev 3:14-19

The illustration that God uses in Rev 3:16 to describe the lukewarm people of the church of the Laodiceans is a lukewarm beverage.  A hot beverage will naturally become lukewarm if it is not reheated.  I sometimes microwave coffee to keep it very hot while I’m drinking it.  Likewise, we...

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The Fountain of Life, Ps 36:7-9

Jesus said that he came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly [Jn 10:10].  I believe that many Christians miss out on the abundant life of the Lord because they don’t avail themselves of the fountain of life.  For some folks this is tragic because they turn...

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A Spiritual Famine Amos 8:11

A Spiritual Famine Amos 8: 11 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Amos 8:11 Amos prophesied of a famine, not of bread and water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.  This is a spiritual famine.   Israel went through several famines in the Bible.  Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob...

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Becoming Bolder Prov 28:1

Becoming Bolder Prov. 28: 1 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO According to Prov 28:1, a wicked man will flee when no one is pursuing him.  In Trinidad, Bro. Hoffmeister and I visited a family in “the line.” The line is a neighborhood right on the coast where a lot of drug dealers...

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