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Leave the Pig Pen Behind

In the gospel of Luke we find a story about a son who had taken his inheritance from the family and went away to a far land.  While there he wasted the inheritance on unwise and questionable living.  Much like many of us do when we first leave home.  When he had run out of …

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Matthew 6: 26-34 Am I the Lord of Your Life?

Matthew 6:26-34 “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?  Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?  So why do you worry about clothing?  Consider the lilies …

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Behold, God is my helper… (Psalm 54.4)

In the 4th verse of Psalm 54 it reads, “Behold, God is mine helper:  the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.”  The simplicity of this verse overwhelms my heart.  This Psalm was penned out concerning the occasion when the men of Judah betrayed David to Saul.  They did this twice, the first is …

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What Are We Doing With the Great Commission?

The spreading of the gospel is what created the church (Col. 1.5-6), and the primary message of the church is the gospel (1 Cor. 15.1-3).  By saying that, the spreading of the gospel is the primary message of the church, it is meant that we begin with the process of telling others the truth of …

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Study into 1 John Chapter 2

Originally posted on Young Adults Bible Study:
1 John 2:1-29 is the focus of this week’s study. Below is a copy from the KJV from which I use. Study guide and notes begins after. 1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have…

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John 7:41-43 Hath Not the Scripture Said?

  “Others said, This is the Christ.  But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?  Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?  So there was a division among the people of him.” (John 7:41-43) I sat in a …

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Psalm 16.1-11 – I Shall Not Be Moved

  Psalm 16.1-11 – I Shall Not Be Moved How do most of us complete this sentence? “The key to happiness is _______________________”.  What do you thing that happiness is?  Where does it come from?  What about joy?  Is joy based upon out “happiness”?  Is it possible to go through trying circumstances and to still …

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It Shall Prosper

  “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” – Isaiah 55:11 I heard a story about a minister by the name of Charles Spurgeon …

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1 John 1:1-4 What Have Your Heard?

1 John 1:1-4 What Have You Heard? That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto …

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A Portrait of the Last Days

Eschatology is the study of the last things, often referred to as end times, or last days, and even as “the day of the Lord.”  These terms are often used interchangeably, even though context and perspective should dictate otherwise.  For instance, when we talk about the “last days” what are we actually referring to?  When …

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