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DEFINING THE ENEMY – THE NEXT STEP

We have spent six weeks looking at the subject of love.  How wonderful to know that God loves us so much that He will only, and always give us what is truly needed most.  That great principle encourages us even when times are hard and painful.  But this truth also...

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PERFECT LOVE, NO FEAR – THE NEXT STEP

We had been invited to serve as missionaries on the Island of Saipan. According to the policies, our family of 5 was only allowed to take 4,000 pounds of personal effects. We'd been at it for several weeks sorting, selling, giving away, and setting aside for storage....

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LOVE CLOSE TO HOME – THE NEXT STEP

God so loved the world that He gave, gave us what we needed most, a Savior. And this giving continues - it never stops! • He gave at the cross - John 3:16 • He gives us grace today interceding in heaven - Hebrews 7:25 • He gives us His law so we can rightly define...

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Love in Real Life – The Next Step

Stop it!  Just Stop it!  What?  Stop listening to the world, the novels, the movies, the music.  Why?  Because they are giving us our definitions of love, our philosophies of life.  The enemy of our souls loves to poke holes in our faith with the vain words from the...

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THE LAW OF LOVE – The Next Step

Virtually every TV show, every novel, and every song about love has caused confusion, and led us to believe Satan's lie about what love is.  Jesus came to change our thoughts giving us a new standard, a solid foundation for understanding love.  What is that direct,...

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UNDERSTANDING THE “P” WORD – The Next Step

In our last lesson we looked into the great subject of “Love” where we discovered a startling truth.  Scripture consistently and over-whelmingly uses action words in speaking of love.  Could this indicate that actionless love is no love at all?  Perhaps if we looked...

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The “P” Word Comes to Sabbath School

Last Sabbath we learned that Love is a "P" Word.  We learned that love is not a feeling, but a principle of action.  We learned that love is the Principle of giving what is needed most.  That's what God and Jesus did for us (John 3:16).  Not doing what feelings may...

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LOVE IS A “P” WORD – The Next Step

A few years back I preached the sermon, Love is a "P" Word.  In my opening remarks of that sermon I said, "You don't know what love is".  Well, the wife of our local dentist was incensed.  "I do too know what love is," she groused, "I know what it is because I've seen...

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A DIVINE INTERPRETATION

When bad things, mean things, happen to you, how do you process them?  How do you interpret events that are less than desirable? Well, consider this:  Genesis 37 has one of the saddest stories in the Bible.  It is a story of prophetic import (v. 7, 9).  It is a story...

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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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