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BIBLE STUDY PRINCIPLES & UNDERSTANDING THE GODHEAD II

In my last sermon I shared some Bible study principles that will help us navigate the "contradictions" in the Bible.  In yesterday's sermon I finished that discussion with two more principles as well as some insights into the Holy Spirit.  Is the Holy Spirit part of...

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Bible Study Principles & Understanding the Godhead

In our attempt to understand God, the Godhead, or the Heavenly Trio, what guiding principles should we use.  When those principles are used what will we understand about the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit?  This is what I explored in my sermon yesterday, June...

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THE WILL OF GOD

During the time of the Roman Empire there was much to make life miserable.  One of those things was slavery.  Slavery was rampant and slaves were cheap and disposable.  Masters held absolute power over their lives.  In such a despotic environment the shakers and...

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SPIRITUAL DNA

Last I checked, we humans would not be here continuing to replicate without DNA.  Without that DNA there would be no babies!  DNA has no value when it is not replicating new cells - new life.  I believe that is also true when it comes to our spiritual DNA - our...

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TRUTH – DARK SUCKERS – AND THE FLAT EARTH THEORY

In my sermon today entitled Loving the Truth While Loving Others, I'm preaching about our pursuit of truth and the many "alternative facts" being put forward that ultimately waste our time and divert our focus away from truth.  I start the sermon with a simple joke...

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MORE PRAISE – MORE POWER

I've been on a journey to find more REAL Christianity in my life.  What do I mean?  Well, to me REAL Christianity would mean REAL POWER.  Michael Card says in his song, Things We Leave Behind, "Freedoms not found in the things that we own, It's the power to do what is...

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YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT EATING

This last Sabbath I shared this simple yet eternal truth with my congregation. "You can't live without eating!" I've been told one can live about 60 days (if well hydrated) without food. The same truth applies to our spiritual life. If we are not "eating" daily the...

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Pleasuring God

Most of the time when we think of "God" the first thing we think of is NOT giving Him pleasure.  But this morning I was reading from the book of Psalms.  In chapter 147:11 it said, "The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those that hope in His mercy." When...

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THE ROLE OF A GODLY PASTOR

The role of a Godly pastor is "to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable." “In Christ’s stead they are to labor as stewards of the mysteries of heaven, encouraging the obedient and warning the disobedient.” – {PK 142.1}  see also 2 Tim 4:2 Pray for your...

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Satan’s Attempt at Prophecy!

Satan's two attempts at prophecy (Job 1:11, 2:5) proves two things.  FIRST, he doesn't know the future.  And SECOND, he doesn't know the power of God's love. Satan wanted Adam and Eve to believe that he did know the future (Gen 3:4, 5).  But half-truths equal a whole...

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