Sermons from May 2013

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“Slaying the Giant”

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I Samuel 17:32-50 One day in a Rice University philosophy class the professor tells the students to bring blue books for a test the next day.  On the test day, he instructs them to write on the topic,  “What is courage?” One young man in the class thinks for about five minutes, writes down two […]

Hello Darling, It’s Good to See Your Face This Morning!

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“The Lord raises up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.” – Psalm 146:8 Men, how do you feel the first thing in the morning?  If you have kids you might think about how wonderful your wife is.  Motherhood requires transparent tenderness, authentic spirituality, inner confidence, unselfish love, and self-control.  A mom […]

The Concept of “DOWN” is Good

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I.  THE LORD LOOKED DOWN- Psalms 14: 2-3  A.  God saw the condition of mankind. – Romans 3:23; 6:23 B.  God  gave hope. – Psalms 14:7; John 10:27-30 C.  God gave assurance. – Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 10:9-13 II. THE LORD CAME DOWN – JOHN 1:14; 6:33, 38, 41, 51 A.  God came down so that […]

The Comfort of a Mother’s Love is also Like God’s Love

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Isaiah 66: 13 In our study of I Peter we have reached verse 22 and the last section of that verse says “through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart.”  (I Peter 1:22c) Wow, what a statement! KEY:  There is no greater force on earth than […]

Striving to Have a Clear Conscience – Part 4

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Now we approach one of the more difficult tasks in having a clear conscience, that of asking for forgiveness.  Since this is perhaps the most difficult step, it must be done in an attitude of complete sincerity and genuine repentance. It is important to distinguish between immediate offenses and basic offenses.  They are not always the […]

Christian Conduct in Light of Salvation -I Peter 1: 12-25

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I.  INTRODUCTION In our continued study of I Peter we are in a very important section as we look further into what our conduct should be in light of our wonderful and exciting salvation. So far we have seen the wonderful source of our salvation (vv. 1-2); the guarantee of our salvation (vv. 3-5); the […]

Striving to Have a Clear Conscience – Part 3

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The first step in solving conflicts with a particular person is to privately list all the offenses which he or she has committed against you.  This is done in preparation to carry out Matthew 28: 15-20.  Perhaps your list might include such elements as: They had promised to do something for you and they failed […]

THE GODLY AND THE UNGODLY REVEALED – PSALM ONE

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 THE GODLY AND THE UNGODLY REVEALED SIN CAUSES THE CUP OF JOY TO SPRING A LEAK! Permission to bury a Baptist Don’t be like that bishop of whom I heard.  It seems a Baptist family had a death in the family while their minister was out of town.  They asked a minister of another denomination […]

SEVEN INCOMPARABLE BENEFITS OF TRUSTING CHRIST

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I.  YOU HAVE TOTAL FORGIVENESS  – EPHESIANS 2:8-9; I JOHN 1:9 II.  YOU HAVE PEACE WITH GOD – ROMANS 5:1, 5, 9; SEE ISA. 53. III.  YOU HAVE BEEN “BORN AGAIN” INTO GOD’S OWN FAMILY  JOHN 3:3; I CORINTHIANS 5:17; GAL. 3:26 IV.  YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE- JOHN 3:16; I JOHN 5:11, 13 V.  GOD […]