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Desperately Poor Yet Extremely Rich

What a beautiful way to begin a sermon! But at the same time, what a way, what a powerful way to cut down the conceited and proud Pharisees, and to encourage the despised, scorned and humble children of God! What a way to mow down the self-righteous Pharisees who stand so tall in their own […]

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Choosing Friends

I.   The Importance of Friends. A.  God has created us in such a way that we need friends. 1.  Friendship is a reflection of the covenant relationship of God. a.  Within Himself God enjoys the bond of perfect friendship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. b.  God’s people enjoy the bond of God’s friendship […]

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Bible Study

“Oh, no! It’s time to leave for society and I didn’t get but a couple of minutes to look at the text. Well, at least we read it at the table.” Sound familiar? I am sure that I am not the only person who has said something like that when it was time for society. […]

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I Samuel 1-2:11

A.   The background of the book of I Samuel. 1.   The book (read an introduction to the book; sometimes there is one in your Bible): a. What period of Israel’s history does the book cover? b. What are the characteristics of this period, both from an historical and a spiritual point of view? c. Are […]

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Stewardship

I. Introductory Principles A.    All of the world is the Lord’s. 1.     What is the Lord’s according to Exodus 19:15 and Psalm 24:1? 2.     What do the following verses add to the above:  Psalm 50:10; Haggai 2:8; I Chronicles 29:14? B.     Besides creation God also has the possession of man and his life. Cf. Ezekiel […]

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Youth Serving God in the Family

A.   Our God is a covenant God. Gen. 17:7; Acts 2:39 1.  He has chosen His covenant people from eternity to be His children. Col. I: l4ff.; Eph. 1:3-5. 2.   He has redeemed His covenant people over 1950 years ago. Eph. 1:5-8. 3.   He calls, justifies, and glorifies those whom He has chosen. Rom. 8:29-30; […]

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In the previous article, we were really showing from scripture that the Word of God, scripture itself, is self-sufficient, self-authenticating and self-attesting. This is where we began because a defense of the Christian faith can be accomplished only with, out of, and on the basis of the scriptures and in connection with inces­sant study of […]

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God’s Unique Gift to Us

“Forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”  Ephesians 4:32   The confession: I have sinned! The Acknowledgement: I forgive! What a blessed privilege to confess sin and to forgive! The world cannot know this. No man has ever conceived of it. Only the child of God can, by the grace […]

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Proverbs for Young Pilgrims: Hope for a Fool

Proverbs 26:12 “Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.” At first glance, young pilgrim, this Proverb could be somewhat baffling to us. Is not “a man wise in his own conceit” a fool? The fool, as Jesus presents him at the conclusion of […]

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Winning Souls

The term “soul-winning” is immedi­ately acquainted with the unbiblical practice of one human using a variety of methods to save the soul of another from hell and for Jesus. Such a practice, howbeit very popular, in unbiblical and a thing which is very grievous in God’s sight. As described above it is to be most […]

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