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Spotlight On… Some Unexpected Treasure

January 5, 2014

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Puritans.  Thanks to a lot of media bashing combined with very few accurate and unbiased historical teachers the Puritans are usually seen as fanatical legalists who focused on a lengthy lists of what you aren’t allowed to do.  Strict, miserable nut cases is how most people have been taught to view them.  Just the fact […]

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Justified How? What it’s All About

November 27, 2013

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The word “justified” is a legal term, and it means to be made right in the eyes of the court, all fines paid, with no balance due.  Watch this short video that helps explain the justification Jesus accomplished on the Cross.  After all, if Christianity is simply about living up to our potential while living […]

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Ironic Christian Anger in Regards to Egypt

August 30, 2013

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  More and more publicity is being given to the fact that money coming directly from taxpayers here in the United States is being funneled to Egypt in the form of military aid.  Americans (including the average evangelical) get up every morning, go to work, and then have roughly 30% of their earnings sent to the […]

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How to Pray – New Sermon Available!

April 25, 2013

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How should we pray?  Well, in Matthew 6:5-15 God in human flesh (that is, God incarnate – Jesus Christ) teaches us.  Many professing Christians recoil at the idea of being taught how to pray, as they feel any instruction will detract from their sincerity and freedom of expression.  Others feel they should pray, but either […]

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How to Know God’s Will

March 20, 2013

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George Mueller’s life is often considered to be one of recent time’s most amazing examples of what a godly man experiences when he is committed to prayer and a life lived out in faith.  You may find it interesting to learn that his advice on knowing God’s will smacks in the face of the methods […]

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I, Slave – New Sermon Available!

February 18, 2013

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We are all slaves.  Does this sound odd to you?  In Romans 6:15-19 our Lord teaches us this very thing.  We are slaves to the sins we choose to obey.  Because of the nature of substance abuse, many struggling with addictions know this better than others, but that doesn’t mean this passage applies only to […]

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Do You REALLY Have a Christian Worldview?

January 15, 2013

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Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly… Psalms 1:1 Here is a quick test to examine how biblical your worldview is (or isn’t).  This is by no means a tool for exhaustive research, it is merely a small springboard from which you may choose to leap into deeper waters […]

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The Christian Life – a quick thought

November 27, 2012

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The second chapter of Galatians ends with this thought: If righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose. Jesus taught us that a summary of the law is that we are to “love God and love others”, and here in Galatians we learn that even if we go out and do this […]

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New Audio Sermon – A Call to Die

January 17, 2012

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This free MP3 sermon examines Matthew 16: 21-25 in an effort to learn exactly what the call to follow Christ means.  It looks into what it means to “pick up our cross”, and why so many people who profess to follow Christ actually don’t follow Him at all (or fail in their efforts).  As part […]

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“For God”??

December 31, 2011

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Have you done something “for God” lately?  Personally, I doubt that you have!  Perhaps I am getting a little uptight in my theological opinions (although I don’t think so), but here is what I mean by this remark.  Our Lord is all-powerful, all-knowing and completely sovereign.  As far as I can see, that means He […]

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Patience or Permission?

September 5, 2011

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Do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?               Romans 2:4 Take some time to think about this small passage.  Go to Romans and read it in context.  Most people would never […]

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William understands… Do You?

April 9, 2011

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William Gurnall on Scripture vs. man’s reason: “Who but God could tell us who and what His nature is?  Natural reason has found that there is a God, and His power is taught in the school of nature.  But how do uneducated men learn the true knowledge of God when, profound philosophers continually grope like […]

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