Regeneration

Salvation Series – Week 1 – Regeneration John 3:1-21 Introduction : Just before we gather together for communion, I want to introduce what I will cover the next three weeks in detail. I wind to describe the terms in general before digging and giving addition insight then. Transition: As we prepare to commemorate and celebrate…

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Affliction, Confession and Prayer

Affliction, Confession and Prayer James 3:13-15 Introduction: Prayer as an answer for difficulties (afflictions) continues to be the greatest opportunity and solution.  The Book of James:  1. The profligate rich are in danger of God’s judgments, because of their pride, fraudulent dealings, riotous living, and cruelty, v. 1-6. 2. The oppressed followers of God should…

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Exceedingly Abundantly

Excess and Abundance Ephesians 3:20-21 Introduction: John Lennon wrote a song just after he bought a new piano, spray-painted white, for his wife Yoko Ono’s birthday. Soon afterwards, he wrote “Imagine” on it. “Imagine” was inspired heavily by Ono, who used the word in many of her 1960s conceptual art works. Imagine there’s no heaven,…

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Goodness Leads to Repentance

God’s Goodness Leading to Repentance Introduction: I challenged you last week to recognize and value the necessity of love. Loving one another (and what that looks like and makes one feel), stemming from an acceptance of God’s love for us. In Romans 2, I feel like I can dovetail on both of these aspects: loving…

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The Greatest of These is Love

The Greatest of These Ephesians 3:17 Introduction : My New Year theme/topics: Unity, Rooted and Grounded and today Love.  ‘That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love’. (NKJ) 1 Corinthians 13:13, ‘And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love’.…

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Rooted and Grounded

This is a subtitle for your new post Introduction : Last week I spoke from Ephesians 4 about Unity. This week I move a chapter up to Ephesians 3 and to verses 14-21. There are two words in this text: Rooted and Grounded that are the ‘foundational words’ of a few weeks of subjects for…

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United We Stand

United We Stand Introduction : One of the greatest challenges faced in the US in 2020 was that of unity. Unity amidst diversity! Is that possible? It must be our goal / intention / purpose and pursuit!  ‘When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.’ – Winston CHurchill  ‘Unity to be…

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