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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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A Youth Ministers Guide to Anxiety and Depression

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Mark 12:28-31 The First Commandment

Mark 12:28-31 The First Commandment If I were to ask 100 different Christians what they thought was the most important part of Christianity I would undoubtable get many different answers.  Some would say it is Faith, others study of the Bible, or Prayer.  Even others would say the Holy Spirit, or service in the church.  …

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Be Not Weary in Doing Well

“But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.” (II Thessalonians 3.13) Life can get overwhelming sometimes.  We can often overstretch ourselves in trying to be there for everyone in every situation.  Our finances get overtaxed, and our patience gets a little run down.  We sometimes mean to do well, but we just keep hitting …

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