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  • Jim Butcher

    Contributing sermons since Nov 13, 2000
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Madison Baptist Church
Madison, West Virginia 25130
304.542.5585

About Jim
  • Education: M.Div. from Southern Seminary. M.A. from Marshall University. B.A. from Marshall University.
  • Experience: Pastor for more than twenty years. Author of the book "Christian Pharisees."
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  • The Problem With Wanting Jesus To Come Back

    Contributed on May 29, 2020
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    Israel cried out for the day of the Lord to come, but God warned them that they didn't really want that. Today many Christians say, "I just wish Jesus would come back!" but is that something we're actually ready for?

    WHEN THE WORLD DEPRESSES US WITH ITS EVIL: “I just wish Jesus would come back!” - Amos 5:18-20. - The point of v. 19 is things going from bad to worse. - There are two illustrations. - In the first, a man runs from a lion. But then, exhausted, he runs right into a bear. - In the second, a man ...read more

  • Who Cares About The Poor?

    Contributed on May 27, 2020
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    God slams Israel for their actions, primarily trashing their treatment of the poor. What do we learn about how to respond in our own lives?

    A PERPETUAL TRUTH: The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. - Amos 5: 7, 10, 11, 12. - It’s a cliché for a reason. It’s the way of the world. - The poor typically get trampled. - Let’s look briefly at the specific accusations levied by God against Israel. a. v. 7 – “You who turn ...read more

  • God’s Goal In Bringing Hardship

    Contributed on May 20, 2020
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    It's shocking to many that God sometimes is the cause of hardship in our lives. When that happens, what is He hoping to accomplish?

    “HE SAID WHAT?!”: Sometimes hardship is from God. - Amos 4:6-12. - This passage might have been shocking to you. “What do you mean God did all these things?” Today we sometimes think of Him exclusively as a kindly grandfather who would never say a cross word to anyone. That, however, is not ...read more

  • Worship That Displeases God

    Contributed on May 15, 2020
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    Israel was worshiping. They were even boasting about their worship. Yet it displeased God. What can we learn from them?

    GOOD WORSHIP? Israel had lots of religious activity, but it was not pleasing to God. - Amos 4:4-5. - Religious activity is not always pleasing to God. - How can worship be bad? - It’s helpful to understand how evil works. Evil doesn’t usually come up with something altogether new. Instead, it ...read more

  • The False Security That Our Wealth Brings

    Contributed on May 12, 2020
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    God thunders His displeasure with the wealthy. How can we find our security in God instead of money?

    A GATED COMMUNITY: Money can bring a false sense of security. - Amos 3:15. - Some aspects: a. We use it separate ourselves. - You see this physically in the way in most places neighborhoods are divided by income. We’ve reached a certain level and so we don’t have to hang out with those from ...read more

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