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Contributed on Oct 13, 2018
When we accept Jesus as Lord there is an excitement. We want to save the world. But over time the world beats so many of us into silence. This message is about how the Apostle Paul refused to let circumstances keep him from finishing his race.
The book of Philippians – The Back Story Roman Prison: The Tullianum (Keep) When we read scripture sometimes knowing the circumstances from which they were written can paint what we read in a totally different light. Paul’s letter to the Philippians is an excellent example of this. It’s common ...read more
Contributed on Oct 4, 2018
Sometimes it seems that the time it takes to get our prayers answered is much longer than we anticipated. So we begin to faint in our minds. This message is about not giving up when you are not seeing the results.
Please turn to Mark 4. Smith Wigglesworth was asked how is it that you walk in so much faith? So the three verses we’re going to read in Mark 4 was his response to anyone who asked him that question. Mark 4:26-28 is a continuation of Jesus’ teaching about the sower who sows the word. (26) And he ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2018
This is the third message in the series. This message examines Romans 7 to see if it is talking about a Christian struggling with a sin nature.
In the first six chapters of Romans the Apostle Paul repeatedly contrasts what it means to live under the law and what it means to live by faith. He says a person will either have a nature that is governed by the law or a nature that is governed by grace. He will not have both at the same ...read more
Contributed on Sep 24, 2018
I had the honor and privilege of performing my son's wedding and thought I'd share the ceremony with you.
Wedding Ceremony: Stephen Orlando Johnson and Nichole Elizabeth Trimble August 25, 2018 Rite of Marriage Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of God to witness the joining together of Stephen Orlando Johnson and Nichole Elizabeth Trimble in holy matrimony. God establishes ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2018
This message takes a somewhat detailed look at Romans 6 and answers the question "Why do Christians sin?"
Many Christians believe they commit sin because they are still sinners. But the real truth is this: Jesus freed us from the power of sin. So why do Christians commit sin? That’s the focus of this month’s teaching letter. Let’s begin in Romans 5 with verses 12, and 19 through 23. (12) Wherefore, as ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 25, 2018
As a child, before my brothers and sisters and I would sit down for breakfast, we would ask our father what we could do to please him so that he would let us eat breakfast. He’d tell us. If we wanted lunch money for school we would ask our father what would please him. He’d tell us. At supper time, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2018
One Saturday morning a minister was busily trying to prepare his sermon under the most difficult conditions. It was a rainy day, and his young son was restless and bored, with little to do. Finally, in desperation, the minister picked up an old magazine and thumbed through it until he came to a ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2018
Whenever a city was conquered in the ancient world, the type of animal the victorious king would ride as he entered a defeated town would make all the difference in the world to the people. If he was seated on a horse, the city was doomed; it was a sign that he had come in war, riding his ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2018
A little girl was walking through the hallway of her home and she came to the place where they had a cellar door, It was one of those trapdoors on hinges, and it was open. She looked down into the darkness, heard a noise down there, and said, “Who’s down there?” And her daddy said, “It’s me, ...read more