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Freedom, Liberty & Independence

Introduction: Billy Graham,‘From cover to cover, God’s Word points to freedom in Christ. And God doesn’t leave us wondering how to grab hold of the freedom He offers. It starts with acknowledging our brokenness—and admitting we are slaves to sin. And it ends with choosing Jesus and following Him daily. Only He can break the bonds of…

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If You Knew

If You KnewJohn 4:10 Introduction: I. An Occasion Jesus having to go through Samaria. Jesus went from Judea (southern Israel) to Galilee (the north). In between lay Samaria, an area many Jews skirted. Hatred and distrust between Israelites and Samaritans went back over 500 years, to Israel’s return from exile in Babylon (cf. Ezra 4:1-5). Jesus’…

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My Church and I – Part 4

This is a subtitle for your new post Introduction : Last instalment of ‘My Church and I.’ Roscoelilly.org – https://www.roscoelilly.org/what-can-your-pastor-expect-from-you/ I’m sure you have some expectations of your church and pastor. If they don’t meet those expectations you’ll probably be looking for a new church. I’ve always found that reality interesting because very few people…

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My Church and I – Part 2

My Church and I – Part 2 Introduction: Two weeks ago I started a series entitled ‘My church and I.’ I have been announcing that week 2 would be about reasons people are attending church less and possible changes that we can address to make the local church what it needs and is supposed to…

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My church and I

My church and I The Body, The Bride, The Blood, and The Bunch Introduction: My burden, passion and focus the next few weeks will be on the ‘Body of Christ,’ ‘The Bride,’ ‘The Church. There are two things: The Body of Christ The Local Church I mentioned last week that I believe in the ‘local…

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Courage Connected

Courage Connection 1 Thess 5:11 Introduction: One of the greatest gifts we have to offer one another as Christians is the gift of encouragement! Last week I spoke about enlarging our tents, lengthening our cords and strengthening the stakes. But it takes encouragement from one another not just to exist but to excel. 1 Thessalonians…

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Barren to Brazen

Barren to Brazen Introduction: I keep sensing that we are moving into a new season! Not sure whether merely because of Covid or because of Covid + ! Some suppose this chapter to have been addressed to the Gentiles; some, to the Jewish Church; and some, to the Christian, in its first stage. On comparing…

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Resurrection Motivation

Resurrection Motivation Read John 11:17-27 Introduction: ‘If you would have been here!’ Even before Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead, Jesus had already demonstrated his power and spoken about His forthcoming bodily resurrection when he raised Lazurus from the dead in John 11. One of the greatest dialogues between Jesus and his believers…

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Palm Sunday – Plan & Purpose

Palm Sunday – Plan & Purpose Introduction : There is so much that could be done and said about ‘Palm Sunday.’  Today I choose to address one of the aspects of Jesus’ coming into Jerusalem.  Part of what was being done / accomplished was God’s intended Purpose for Jesus. Mark 1:38 But He said to…