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MISSIONAL In his new book titled American Buffalo, Steven Rinella says that hunting a buffalo in an enclosed pen isn’t hunting. Neither can a video game player call himself a car thief because he plays the popular video game Grand Theft Auto. In a similar way the Christian life is not authentic until…
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2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (NASB) Jordan and Lindy Schwieger have written a new entitled “Everything Men Knew About Taking Care of Themselves Before Women Came Along.” All 96 pages are…
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Fresh Sermon by Jim L. Wilson www.freshministry.org Man Overboard! Jonah 1:10-16 Last week, we left our young hero, Jonah on the deck of a ship headed toward Tarshish The ship was in danger of sinking because of a great wind God hurled against the sea. Jonah, a prophet of the Lord, rebelled against God's…
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The passage calls for us to obedience and spiritual purity because God is Holy (pure). In our former lives we were controlled in ignorance by the passions of the flesh (sinful desire). However, because of the grace of Christ we should obey God. This should be accomplished by prepairing ourselves to obey, focusing on the Hope of our future grace (glorification), and by conforming ourselves to God's purity.
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The Psalm is primarily focused on the proper and wise acceptance of God's annointed King. This Psalm is the 2nd part of a 2 Psalm introduction to the book. As a Psalm, it is grouped with what have been called the corination Hymns because it is related to the enthronement of the Davidic King (including the Messiah). Likely was written in David's day given the reference to the Davidic Covenant in Ps 2:8-9. This would have been common for accepting any of the Davidic throne. However, it was placed in the Psalter during Post-Exilic time. Given that point and it's Davidic promise it is looking ultimately for the Messiah. This is especially true since there was no Davidic King during the Post-Exilic
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Reverence towards God expresses itself in the actions, as well as the words and worship of believers. True reverence for God leads to obedience towards him.
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Numbers 12:1-15 “Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because of the Cushite woman he married (for he had married a Cushite woman).  They said, ‘Does the Lord speak only through Moses? Does He not also speak through us?’ And the Lord heard [it].  Moses was a very humble man, more so than any man on…
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Old Hugh Latimer preached before Henry VIII. It was the custom of the court preacher to present the king with something on his birthday, and Latimer presented Henry VIII with a pocket handkerchief with this text in the corner: “God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers” (Heb 13:4)—a very…
THE WILL OF GOD
YOUR WILL BE DONE Introduction: A minister, praying over a child apparently dying, said, “If it be Thy will, spare.” The poor mother’s soul, yearning for her beloved, exclaimed, “It must be His will: I cannot bear ifs!” The minister stopped. Contrary to expectation, the child recovered. But the mother,…
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Scripture teaches that all people, Christians included, should submit not only to God himself but also to divinely instituted secular authorities.
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Malachi 3:8-12 "Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed Thee?' In tithes and offerings.  'You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you!  Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test…
Celebration Prayer Problems This morning we planned on watching and joining Eastmont Baptist Church in their celebration. If you want to watch this it is available on Facebook at Eastmont’s page. We are not doing it this morning because it is just incredibly choppy. Since we are really here to worship,…
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Jonah 1:1-16 introduces us to a literary masterpiece. It is rich in irony both poetically and theologically. Jonah, a prophet, is commanded to call Nineveh, the seat of Assyrian culture, to repentenance. However, this divine act of mercy was repulsive to the prophet. So we read of the only prophet who ever tried to run from God. His fleeing the presence of God become illogical and suicidal as he endured loving chastisement through a storm that nearly destroyed his boat. As we learn about Jonah, we begin to understand the sinfulness and smallness of people in conrast to the might, wisdom, and mercy of God. We are left considering whether our faith is big enough to consider the mercy of God?
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TRUTH Pastor Steven Furtick says he is diving into topics may other churches won’t touch because he believes people need to hear the truth. Furtick’s message series entitled, “Cow Tipping” is designed to tackle controversial topics and shine the light of God’s truth on them. Furtick is concerned that…
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In A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Eugene Peterson says, “Perseverance is not the result of our determination; it is the result of God’s faithfulness.” So when we are tempted to compromise our faith, or when we think we have no strength left to endure—we should remember God’s faithfulness. ––Jim…
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A lack of faith and obedience to God, which is seen especially in the lives of unbelievers. However, Scripture makes clear that believers can occasionally lapse into faithlessness towards God.
It was recently graduation time. Seeing the new graduates reminded me of my own graduation and the kinds of hopes and dreams we had. It is a time in life where the future just seems endless before you. Most in my class would be moving on to college…some would be going into trades, while others the armed…