Doing it Right

Micah 6:8 Introduction:  The book of Micah is a short but powerful prophecy predicting the fall of Jerusalem and Samaria and offering hope that a “remnant of Jacob” (Micah 5:7) will later be restored. In chapter 6, God reminds His people of how He has cared for them in the past. Micah questions how he…

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On Our Side

2 Kings 6:8; Romans 8:28-31 Introduction: Last week: Gates of Hell shall not prevail. There is so much written in Scripture about God being on our side: to rescue, comfort, strengthen, lead and save! We need to see clearly what God provides for us! Israel is at War / being attacked – 6:8-10 ‘Therefore the…

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‘Same Fight Different Round’

Matthew 11:12; Matthew 16:15-30 Introduction: I have a pastor friend that when I would ask him how it was going he would say, ‘Same fight different’. Transition: I want to discuss what I perceive to be a great challenge to every church. Matthew 11:12 Once Upon a Time – Eagerness and Pursuit Other translations put…

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Christmas Future

Matthew 1:21 Introduction: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits…

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Christmas Past

Matthew 1:21 Introduction: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits…

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Christmas Present

Introduction: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet…

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In Everything Give Thanks

1 Thess. 5:16-18 Introduction: As part of Paul’s final exhortaions in his first epistle to the Thessalonians, Paul includes some very practical yet powerful ‘to do’s’! I would like to underline each of these following exhortataions with what verse 18 says, ‘for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus’. Let me go the…

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Putting it On

October 17, 2021 Putting It OnColossians 3:12-17 Introduction: 2 weeks ago, I spoke about taking off or putting off (fornication, uncleanness, passion (evil) and desire – covetousness. General Attributes of Believers – v.12 Heartfelt / Genuine attributes At this point in verse 12, Paul simply begins describing attributes that are to be fruit of the…

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The Colossal Challenge – Part 1 – Supremacy

Colossal Task Colossians 1:1-18 Introduction: New Series.  Week 1. Context: Sometime during Paul’s imprisonment, Epaphras solicited Paul’s help with false teaching that threatened the church at Colosse (2:8-9) The problem was the same problem we have today really…syncretism! Syncretism is the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought. In that…

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