Archive for August, 2010

Wonders from the Word – Dangerous Motivations for Studying (Romans 7:14-15)

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

It is dangerous, even if necessary, to study a text because of the use or misuse of that text by others. The result is that instead of reacting to the text itself, we react to a person’s use or misuse of that text. That puts a person in between us and the text. That can […]

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Wonders from the Word – Plain But Misunderstood (Luke 9:44-45)

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Luke 9:44-45 – “Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.”  (45)  But they did not understand this statement, and it was concealed from them so that they would not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask Him about this […]

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Wonders from the Word – A Closed Society (Acts 15)

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

All of a sudden, almost without warning, the church had a problem on its hands. It is new and difficult, and one they never had to deal with before, let alone even think much about it. And trust me, thinking hurts! Especially is this true when it is challenging our religious views. Binding what God […]

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Is “The Sinner’s Prayer A Lie?”

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Is it possible to believe a lie? Is it dangerous to believe a lie? Can we die spiritually because we believe a lie? If anyone doubts the truth that Satan preaches lies, then they have not read the Bible with an honest heart. Jesus Himself denounces Satan as the father of lies (Jn.8:44). Jesus speaks […]

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Wonders from the Word – Its the Message Man

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

It’s the Message Man…. Not counting Jesus, when you think of prominent preachers in the New Testament, who comes to mind? Paul? Peter? Again, not considering Jesus, when you think of recorded sermons within the New Testament who has the longest? It is not Paul, nor Peter. It is Stephen (Acts 7). But wait…Stephen is […]

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Wonders from the Word – What Shall We Do? (Acts 2:37)

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

The judge reads the verdict – “Guilty.” The defendant has moved from defending himself to being judged un-defendable. Heads hang, tears are cried, anger soars, despair sets in. On the Day of Pentecost, the judge through Peter declares – “Guilty.” After condemning the blameworthy, the condemned do not react in despair or anger. Unlike the […]

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