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  • Dave Mcfadden

    Contributing sermons since Oct 20, 2004
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First Baptist Church
Portales New Mexico , 88130
(505) 356-6761

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  • "Wisdom Regarding Those In Authority”

    Contributed on Jul 2, 2018
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    What does the wisdom of Proverbs tell us regarding authority? A 4th of July Sunday message.

    In life, we must deal with the matter of authority. Sometimes we find ourselves in positions of authority, like president, boss, or parent; but mostly we find ourselves submitting to authority as citizen, employee, or child. Wisdom regarding authority is too often lacking among those in positions ...read more

  • "The Way Of The Wise”

    Contributed on Jun 25, 2018
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    If we live according to the wisdom God gives, He will protect us and direct us.

    When you go on a trip, do you prefer to go the direct route or the scenic route? A lot of what you prefer depends on your situation. As a kid growing up in Jal, NM, while my grandparents were alive, our family traveled to visit relatives in Pennsylvania every year. Dad got two weeks vacation, ...read more

  • "Why Proverbs?

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2018
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    Solomon tells us who the book of Proverbs was written for and why.

    The fool says in his heart “there is no God” (Psalm 14:1), lives as if there’s no God and ends up eternally separated from God. The wise acknowledges there’s a God, lives to please God and ends up eternally enjoying communion with God. Those who are wise acknowledge that God is there and He is not ...read more

  • "The Characteristics Of Real Repentance”

    Contributed on May 29, 2018
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    Paul describes real repentance.

    In this series, we’ve defined repentance as a change of mind that results in a change of heart that results in a change of action. Last time, we said that false repentance is the result of worldly sorrow. We said that worldly sorrow focuses on self, not God; and on sin’s consequences, rather than ...read more

  • "The Characteristics Of False Repentance”

    Contributed on May 22, 2018
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    Paul helps us understand false repentance.

    Last time, we defined repentance as a change of mind that results in a change of heart that results in a change of action. That is why real repentance is all about turning my life around. We focused on verse 10, where Paul says repentance leads to salvation. For the unbeliever, repentance leads ...read more

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  • A Young Lady Once Went To Will Rogers For ...

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    A young lady once went to Will Rogers for counseling and said, “Mr. Rogers, what can I do about pride? Every time I look in the mirror, I think I’m beautiful.” Will ...read more

  • A Fellow Once Made The Remark That If He Were ...

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    A fellow once made the remark that if he were God, he could certainly do things much better than God seemed to. For example, he said, if I were God I would not have caused the fruit of such a tremendous tree as the oak to be an acorn. Such a mighty tree needs to bear a much larger fruit, like a ...read more

  • Satan's Best Strategy

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    Satan's Best Strategy Satan called in some of his lieutenants to help him develop a strategy for keeping God’s people living in defeat. One strategy after another was suggested. To keep God’s people living in defeat, it was decided that they could try to keep them from prayer, the Bible, and ...read more

  • I Took A Piece Of Modeling ...

    Contributed on Jun 16, 2008
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    I took a piece of modeling clay; And idly molded it one day; And as my fingers pressed it still, It moved and yielded to my will. I came again when days were past; The piece of clay was hard at last. The shape I gave it still it bore; And I could change it nevermore. I took apiece of living ...read more

  • We Read In The Papers, We Hear On The ...

    Contributed on Jun 16, 2008
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    We read in the papers, we hear on the air, Of killing and stealing, and crime everywhere. We sigh, and we say, as we notice the trend, "This young generation! Where will it all end?" But can we be sure that it’s their fault alone? That maybe most of it isn’t really our own ? Too much money to ...read more