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Do not Judge! (Matthew 7:1-6)

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus addressed the issue of judgment. He said to His disciples: “Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged.” We must be extra cautious in how we understand this verse because it has been greatly misused over the years. Let us consider: Stop Judging One Another Jesus told… Continue reading Do not Judge! (Matthew 7:1-6)

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The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-6)

Does the return of Christ excite you, terrify you, or could you not possibly care less? The aim of this sermon is to convince you to care and to prepare for the Day of the Lord. The Terrible Day of the Lord Malachi concludes his book with a call for the people to get ready… Continue reading The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (Malachi 4:1-6)

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Who Are You to Judge? (James 4:11-17)

Did you know that one of the most misunderstood verses in the Bible is so misunderstood that people rarely quote the entire verse! It is Luke 6:37 and many times only the first three words are quoted: “Do not judge…” Non-Christians will use this verse as a weapon to seek to silence Christians from sharing… Continue reading Who Are You to Judge? (James 4:11-17)

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What Happens after I Die? (Genesis 25:1-18)

“It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Heb 9:27) . This is a sobering verse that encourages us to examine whether or not we are prepared to die. In our study of Genesis, we read that “Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old… Continue reading What Happens after I Die? (Genesis 25:1-18)

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The Parable of the Ten Minas (Luke 19:11-27)

In our sermon today, Jesus has just taught about His mission “to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). Some believed that when Jesus entered Jerusalem the kingdom of God would appear immediately, but Jesus knew He must first go to the Father and then return later.  For this reason Jesus “proceeded to tell… Continue reading The Parable of the Ten Minas (Luke 19:11-27)

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Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)

Believe it or not, all warning signs are necessary because people can be very foolish. The reason there is a warning on bleach telling you not to drink it is because someone tried to drink it. The library’s warning not to stick your hand in the book return is there because someone tried to stick… Continue reading Sodom and Gomorrah (Gen 19)

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The Ark of Salvation (Genesis 7)

In Genesis 6 we learned that humans had corrupted the earth so much that God determined to destroy everyone by a flood of waters. We also learned that God planned to graciously save one man named Noah because he was righteous and blameless. In Genesis 7, we find out more about Noah and the flood… Continue reading The Ark of Salvation (Genesis 7)

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Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6)

Thus far in our study of Genesis we have learned that God created everything “and saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good” (1:31). A key part of God’s creation is humans uniquely created in His image (1:27). Tragically, the first humans rebelled against God resulting in a broken world filled… Continue reading Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6)

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The Omniscience of God (Genesis 1:1)

Growing up I was told about a man who could see me when I was sleeping; he knew when I was awake; he knew if I was bad or good so, therefore, I should be good for goodness sake. While Christians should not be overly concerned about Santa Claus watching us, we should be thankful… Continue reading The Omniscience of God (Genesis 1:1)

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Our Responsibility (Rom 14:12)

Today we shall bring our series on Discipleship Habits to a close by discussing our responsibility to put them into practice because “each of us will give an account of himself to God” (Rom 14:12).  While we do not have time to present an exhaustive study of this coming judgment, we shall take time to… Continue reading Our Responsibility (Rom 14:12)