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Contributed on Nov 29, 2020
An additive is something that's added to something to make it better in some way. People usually don't eat a hamburger plain, they add a condiment to make it taste better. Today we'll look at some things that Peter says we need to add to our faith.
FAITH ADDITIVES 2nd Peter 1:4-11 An additive is something that's added to something to make it better in some way. Food additives. Some additives are not good for us. Things like artificial flavors or coloring (red dye #40), high fructose corn syrup and aspartame are not good additives. Some ...read more
Contributed on Nov 22, 2020
With Thanksgiving just days away, this is the time of year when we focus on the reasons we are thankful. That might be harder to do this year with COVID but we still need to be in a mode of giving thanks. Thank you-two small but powerful words that mean so much.
THANK YOU With Thanksgiving just days away, this is the time of year when we focus on the reasons we are thankful. That might be harder to do this year with COVID but we still need to be in a mode of giving thanks. We should be in thank you mode the entire year; yes, even this year. There are ...read more
Contributed on Nov 15, 2020
scientia potentia est is a Latin saying meaning knowledge is power. While this can be true in an academic sense, the idea that knowledge is power is also true in a spiritual sense. Let's get into 2nd Peter and see what having spiritual knowledge enables us to do.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER 2nd Peter 1:1-3 When I was preparing the Sunday School lesson for last week, I had 2 Peter 1:3-4 as part of an answer to one of the questions. But as I looked over the whole passage I saw there was a lot there to tap into so I decided to develop it into a sermon series. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2020
Last week I talked about the need to place our confidence in God and that we need to have a heart of confidence. This week I make the point that although we can't place our ultimate confidence in people, we can still have confidence in them. I finish with our need to persevere in confidence.
I'M CONFIDENT OF THAT (part two) Last week I started out by asking what are you basing your confidence in. We read the story of Sennacherib king of Assyria attacking Hezekiah king of Judah. Sennacherib was certain he would defeat the smaller army of Judah. He taunted them saying their god ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2020
We can view the word confident in a purely negative light. We associate confidence with pride and arrogance, but that's not always the case. There are times where the word is used in a positive way. Let's look at some of them and see what we can take away.
I'M CONFIDENT OF THAT (part one) In the Wed. night study we've been going over verses regarding boasting about tomorrow and making plans for tomorrow but things not going as planned. Sometimes we're too confident that things are going to go a certain way and are blindsided when they ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 23, 2019
Why Do We Say “Merry Christmas” but “Happy” Everything Else? by, Meghan Jones. "The word "merry" isn't one we use very often during the months of January through November. But as soon as Thanksgiving passes, you're bound to start hearing and seeing it everywhere—on ...read more
Contributed on Dec 21, 2012
Gabriel Hurles was enjoying his sixth birthday party. He was so focused on eating his birthday cake, that he hardly noticed the giant package in the corner of the room. When another child pointed out the large gift, Gabriel ran over and began to tear off the wrapping. It wasn’t a bicycle or any of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2012
Albert Barnes’ commentary for John 1:27: “The latchet of sandals was the string or thong by which they were fastened to the feet. To unloose them was the office of a servant, and John means, therefore, that he was unworthy to perform the lowest office for the Messiah. This was remarkable humility. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2012
“The Cave Dwellers” by Max Lucado. “Long ago, or maybe not so long ago, there was a tribe of people in a dark, cold cave. The cave dwellers would huddle together and cry against the chill. Loud and long they wailed. It was all they did. It was all they knew to do. The sounds in the cave were ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2012
THE WONDERFUL TWISTS AND TURNS Condolezza Rice said, "Life is full of surprises. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your ...read more