Archive for December, 2007

Treat Church Like…

Friday, December 28th, 2007

   Jesus began parables with…”The kingdom of heaven is like…” to make His teachings plain and understandable.   The parabolic helps us appreciate the immaterial and spiritual because we understand the material and physical.  As one little girl reportedly said, a parable is “an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.”  But since most of us our […]

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Treat Church Like…

Friday, December 28th, 2007

   Jesus began parables with…”The kingdom of heaven is like…” to make His teachings plain and understandable.   The parabolic helps us appreciate the immaterial and spiritual because we understand the material and physical.  As one little girl reportedly said, a parable is “an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.”  But since most of us our […]

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Sermon – The Computer Files of My Life

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

INTRO: A. Question #1: What would you think, how would you feel, if every one of your thoughts was written on PowerPoint and projected up on this screen for all to see?1. Miscellaneous Thoughts:· “I hope I didn’t leave the stove on”· “I don’t care if it is only a preseason football game, the preacher […]

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Joseph – Being Free From Being Hurt

Monday, December 24th, 2007

  INTRO: A. Question – How can we tell we have hurt someone, or been hurt? How can we tell when the hurt has been healed? 1. The answers are many, but one of the ways is very simply the way we

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To Tired To Go To Church

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

              Too tired to come to church?  Too tired to assemble with the saints?  Rationalizing, “If I go to church I’ll just fall asleep anyway…I’m so tired I wouldn’t get anything out of it anyway…”  Have you ever noticed how often our excuses begin or end with…”anyway?”  O.K., maybe those thoughts are true…sometimes.  And even […]

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Wonders From the Word – Its An Either Or World

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Choices.  I love choices.  Grocery stores, clothing stores, car dealerships, thrive on offering choices.   In fact, limiting choices almost seems un-American despite Henry Ford’s reassurance that you could buy any color of Model T as long as it was black. Are you happy that there are more than two things to watch on TV?  […]

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From The Very Best to the Very Worst

Monday, December 17th, 2007

            From the very best to the very worst; that is, from godly parents to ungodly children. “How does this happen?”  This discouraging conundrum is seen several times in the Bible where a very good and godly parent raises a very evil and devilish child. Or as happens more often, how could godly parents have […]

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Our Prisons

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

INTRO: A. I have been to prison several times. Maybe I should clarify that. I have been to prison, but have never been in prison. I have been to prison to visit people in prison. B. Prison – not a pleasant subject, but nevertheless still a former or current reality for some believers. Others – […]

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Acts 2:38 – Part 2

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

  If you witnessed a baptism and heard the preacher say, “I now baptize you in the name of Jesus,” would that be a scriptural baptism?  When you were baptized, were you baptized in the name of Jesus?  If so, why?  If not, why not?  The part of Acts 2:38 we are focusing on this […]

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Acts 2:38 – Part 1

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

The purpose of this series will be to investigate various interpretations of Acts 2:38.  2:38 Repent [2nd person, plural], and let each of you [3rd person, singular] be baptized…for the forgiveness of your sins  Those arguing against the necessity of baptism note that in the Greek, there is a change of number from plural (repent) […]

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