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HELP WITH HARD QUESTIONS – PART FOUR

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HELP WITH HARD QUESTIONS – PART 4 In the future someone may ask you, “What Is Salvation?”  You might find that surprising but a lot of folks are confused about salvation.  How would you respond? Perhaps the following approach might help: Salvation is the forgiveness of sin.  It is only accomplished through faith in Jesus Christ […]

HELP WITH HARD QUESTIONS – PART THREE

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HELP WITH HARD QUESTIONS – PART THREE At some point you will probably encounter someone who will say to you, “I cannot be saved because I am too big a sinner.”  How do you respond?  Try this approach: The fact is, according to the Bible, nobody is too big a sinner to be saved!  The worst […]

HELP WITH HARD QUESTIONS – PART TWO

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HELP WITH HARD QUESTIONS – PART TWO Sometimes someone will ask you, “what is sin?”  How will you respond?  Perhaps this approach might help: Sin can be either doing what is wrong [a violation of God’s Word, I John 2:4; 3:4) OR not doing what is right (James 4:17). In other words sin is doing what […]

HELP WITH HARD QUESTIONS – PART ONE

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HELP WITH HARD QUESTIONS – PART ONE Sometimes people will say “I am not a sinner!” How do you respond?  Try this approach: Can I ask you a couple of  questions?  If I understand you correctly you are saying you are perfect, is this correct? Are you saying that you have never done anything wrong, never […]

NO LAUGHING MATTER

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NO LAUGHING MATTER “Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving (Ephesians 5:4).  The Jews were a conquered, despised people who needed someone to look down upon.  The Samaritans filled the bill.  Imagine the jokes:  “How many Samaritans does it take to sacrifice a goat”…or […]

THANKING GOD BY SERVICE

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THANKING GOD BY SERVICE “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24).  Maybe you can relate to Joe, he had doubts that he would ever get ahead.  It seemed like he had been a clerk forever.  […]

WHO ARE WE THANKING???

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WHO ARE WE THANKING??? “Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name” (I Chronicles 29:13). A teacher in a Texas classroom posted  the following words on the classroom bulletin board “Thank you, God.”  She left room for drawings by the class.  They had offered the usual images: flowers, trees, families, puppies, […]

JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE YOU!

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JOYFUL, JOYFUL, WE ADORE YOU! A father’s eight-year-old son, Rick, laughed when he first heard his dad singing in the shower.  His loud, mostly off-key version of “How Great Thou Art” seemed to rattle the walls at times.  When Rick asked why his dad sang so loud, his mom smiled. “It’s because God has given […]

SUCCEEDING IN CHRIST BY A WILLINGNESS TO CHANGE, PT. 5

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SUCCEEDING IN CHRIST BY A WILLINGNESS TO CHANGE, PT. 5 Change in the life of a Christian or the life of a church can be difficult.  However, if it is necessary, each individual Christian and each individual church must be ready to change if it will further the cause of Christ and if the change […]

SUCCEEDING IN CHRIST BY A WILLINGNESS TO CHANGE, PT. 4

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SUCCEEDING IN CHRIST BY A WILLINGNESS TO CHANGE, PT. 4  Holding to incorrect doctrine can discourage and keep us from the change that will bring God’s blessing into our lives.  God’s Inspired Word is the final and complete authority for the Christian  and we should recognize that fact and live our lives thereby (see II […]