A Teachable Spirit, Jn 8:28

In Jn 7:15-16, when the Jews questioned Jesus’s knowledge by asking, “How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me”.  Then in Jn 8:28, Jesus explained how he learned his doctrine.  He said, “as my Father...

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Abound in Diligence, 2 Cor 8:7

When Paul wrote the Corinthians about their offering for the poor saints in Jerusalem, he complimented them on abounding in some wonderful things he could see in the congregation.  From what he wrote, we see our own need to abound in diligence. In 2 Cor 8:7, they abounded in faith...

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Good Moderate Habits, Phil 4:5

Good Moderate Habits Phil 4:5  CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Good moderate habits are essential to building good Christian character and developing a strong Christian life.  Likewise, good convictions are essential.  We preached a sermon titled “Your Convictions” on Sept 26, 2018, which you may read and to which you may...

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What To Do With The Word, Ps 119:9-16

What to Do With the Word Ps.119:9-16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO In Ps 119 we find 22 sections identified by the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet.  Each section has 8 verses.  All but three of the 176 verses in this Psalm contain a reference to the words of God.  The...

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Stand Still, Ex 14:13

Stand Still Ex. 14:13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are times in our lives when we just need to stand still.  Too often when facing a difficult decision or a stressful situation we get busier so that we don’t have to think about it.  We’re afraid that if we stand still...

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Stirred Up, Hag 1:14

In Hag 1:14, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel, the spirit of Joshua, and the spirit of the remnant of the people to work in the house of the Lord.  It was time to rebuild the house, so God stirred up the spirit of the people to work. ...

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The Work of the Spirit Jn. 7:39

The Work of the Spirit Jn. 7:39 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO I heard a sermon preached at a conference distinguishing the work of the Spirit from our work.  The gist of the message is that we need to recognize the Spirit’s responsibilities and our own responsibilities.  The Spirit doesn’t do all...

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Believing Bible Study 1 Thes 2:13

Believing Bible Study 1 Thes 2: 13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Believing Bible study involves the following: Believing the words of God – 1 Thes 2:13 – God’s words have been preserved for us in the King James Bible [Ps 12:6-7].  Because they are God’s words, as you study, God will...

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Study Your Bible

Study Your Bible 2 Tim. 2:15   Study your Bible, easy for me to say. This time of year, I usually try to encourage folks to start off the new year with the commitment to just read their Bible. Today I find myself with the task of encouraging you to...

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Study the Word of Truth 2 Tim 2:15-18

Study the Word of Truth 2 Tim 2:15-18 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Study the word of truth, study God’s words. Don’t substitute the study of the Bible with books about the Bible or commentaries.  The words of God are the truth Jn 17:17; Ps 119:160.  When you properly study the words...

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