A Watchman, Ezek 3:15-27

Our lesson today is from Ezek 3:15-27.  In Ezek 3:14, Ezekiel was transported by the spirit to Telabib by the river Chebar, where those who had been taken captive dwelt.  What he saw astonished him.  And so he sat among them seven days.  There God made Ezekiel the watchman for the...

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The Decline of Our Country, 1 Kings 12:16

The Decline of Our Country 1 Kings 12:16 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Israel started out as a country established on the truth of God’s words.  Likewise, the USA was established on God’s truth.  As Israel fell away from God and his truth, the Lord backed away from them until they were...

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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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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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Dissimulation, Jos 7:11

Dissimulation Jos.7:11 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Dissimulation is hypocrisy.  It comes from simulation.  When you are in a flight simulator it looks and feels like you’re in a real jet but you aren’t.  It’s fake.  Likewise, when you live your life in dissimulation you are pretending to be something you...

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The Righteous, Prov 10:25

The Righteous Prov.10:25 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Bible has lots to say about the righteous and the wicked.  In Proverbs, there are numerous references to these two and they are often contrasted.  There are two interesting pictures of the righteous in Proverbs that we want to preach on today. ...

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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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The Lord’s Vengeance, Rom 12:19

The earth is the Lord’s, Ps 24:1.  All that that dwell therein are also the Lord’s.  So, men have a responsibility to live by God’s rules and to remember that this is God’s earth.  He gave the dominion of the earth to man [Gen 1:26] and men still have the...

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Die One, Comin’ Two More, Is 14:29

Years ago, at the ranch, many of the ranch hands were standing around after lunch complaining about the ranch foreman.  One of the hands couldn’t speak English or Spanish well, so he didn’t participate in the discussion.  However, when the complaints died down, he finally spoke.  He said, “Die one,...

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