June 2016

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A happy life is made by happy relationships. The primary relationship is, of course, our relationship with God. God has done so much to be “with us.” Isaiah 7:14 tells us that Jesus is “Immanuel” or “God with us.” Jesus’ entry into the world is described in John 1. He was “the light coming into…

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Grace has been defined as God’s riches at Christ’s expense. We should try to preach grace as often as you can, as much as you can, for as much of the glory of God as you can. One of the beautiful pictures of grace in the Bible is the story of Mephibosheth the son of…

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“Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer…

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“What is man that thou art mindful of him?” David asked. It is intimidating to fathom the depths of God’s love for his creation. To help put our emotions to words, Isaac Watts penned the words to the great song, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”. When I survey the wondrous cross On which the…

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Sacrifice is probably one of our least favorite things on our to do list. We are in it for me. But Gods Book is full of sacrifices.  Various animal sacrifices were made in the Patriarchal age. God gave very specific designations of sacrifices to be made for specific purposes in the Old Testament. But all…

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The Lord’s invitation is for you. His promises are for you. So you stand at a fork in the road and must choose a path. The path we choose is determined by choices we make. Therefore, we must examine the power of decisions. Each one, though seemingly small, determines the path and outcome of our…

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God intends for us to go through life together. He created marriage and family (Genesis 2.18; 4.1-2). God also planned the church which was purchased by the blood of His own Son (Acts 20:28). The word “church” or “ekklessia” refers to “a regularly summoned legislative body, assembly” (BDAG Greek Lexicon) at its most basic usage.…

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What is truth? This the question Pilate asked our Lord. It is not the same as asking what is the what is the truth? We often ask “What is the correct answer?”. We are familiar with discussing the true plan of salvation, the true pattern of worship, and the true nature of Christ. However, we…

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Jesus came to offer us the abundant life (John 10:10). The word Jesus used which is translated “abundant” has to do with things which are “extraordinary.” One of the greatest sermons ever preached begins by telling us how to be blessed (Matthew 5:3-12). This word usage is defined as “privileged recipient of divine faThis “happy”…

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