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Contributed on Jun 28, 2020
The most undertaught, major theological topic today is the fear of God. But studying it brings great joy and assurance.
The Fear of God. 1 Peter 1:17-19 • The Fear of God is one of the least taught major topics in Christianity. • No one alive has spent more time studying and writing about the fear of God than my dear friend, Kinney Mitchell. • It is mentioned more than 45 times in the Bible, the fear of God, the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2020
Peter wrote that we are to forsake the old paths and follow a new path.
Old and New Paths 1 Peter 1:13-16 • What is the therefore, there for? • I found this in a daily devotional book: • I remember reading years ago about an incident that occurred on the coast. • A young man was driving his sports car along a road near the sea. • He had driven it many times. • It was ...read more
Contributed on May 28, 2020
A non-Calvanist's sermon on 1 Peter 1:1-2
One Foot in Heaven, One on Earth 1 Peter 1:1-2 • As Jesus’ disciples, we live in two worlds. • One of those worlds is characterized by foolishness, incredulity, darkness, despair, and evil, and leads to hell. • The other is filled with wisdom, belief, light, hope and good, and it leads to heaven. ...read more
Contributed on May 25, 2020
It is encouraging to understand what God is up to during a crisis like we have today.
COVID-19, What in Heaven Is God Doing? What may be happening now, all around the world. 2 Chronicles 7:11-15 Other various passages “If my people…” • The Corona Virus 19 had rocked our world. • Has it not shown us that we cannot control our lives? • For control freaks, this has been emotional ...read more
Contributed on Feb 9, 2017
Paul addresses the dangers of hiding behind religion to avoid a relationship with God.
Last week, from Romans 1, we saw how people get so far from God, God gives them up to their vile choices and futile minds. That is the most tragic story in the Bible. We pointed out that all of us are susceptible to the same spiral stairway. Even believers, even Churches, can become cold towards ...read more
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Contributed on Apr 15, 2013
DON'T BE IMPATIENT When I was a teen-ager, my mom finally gave in to my dad. After mom and dad bought our Christmas, dad talked mom into allowing us to open the gifts days, sometimes weeks early. He couldn’t wait until we opened our gifts. The problem is that it took a lot of the joy out of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 4, 2013
GOD IS ABSOLUTE If we bought a new piano or a new organ and moved it into the sanctuary, we would need to tune it, or everything else, typically. The impression is that there are differences in how the instruments are tuned. If the new piano is tuned a little higher than the old equipment, then ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2013
MONOGAMY SYNDROME Where at one time, having sexual relations outside marriage was considered liberating, current studies show that it damages one's ability to trust, affecting future relationship, one's respect for self, affecting every decision and diminishing the value of right decisions, and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 15, 2013
FALLEN WORLD Crime rate, growth in atrocities of crime, world tension, wars (and as the Bible predicted, rumors of wars), growth and mutation of illnesses, viruses and diseases. Our great grandparents had not concept of Aids. Our nation’s founders never heart of Ebola, the flesh eating disease. ...read more
Contributed on Oct 6, 2012
NO REPLACEMENT REFS Matthew 7:22 On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.' One week ...read more