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House of Joy or House of..

Here is the story of the tragic loss of the presence of God in the hearts of those who continued lifelessly in their religious activities. We find Jesus at Passover chasing the money changers out of the Temple and declaring that the temple of His body will be destroyed and raised up in three days. […]

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House of Joy or House of..

Here is the story of the tragic loss of the presence of God in the hearts of those who continued lifelessly in their religious activities. We find Jesus at Passover chasing the money changers out of the Temple and declaring that the temple of His body will be destroyed and raised up in three days. […]

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How Hope Is Secured

The whole book of Ezra teaches us that there can be hope in the midst of ruin. Ezra 10:5-44 continues the story of hope which was declared in the first five verses where Schechaniah declares, “yet now there is hope in Israel in spite of this.” – in spite of sins committed. However, in verses 5-44, it is […]

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Pillars of Church Life, Part 1

In this first session on church membership, Scott Brown outlines the nature and activities of a church. It is the Lord Himself who defines what a church is and what it does. The problem with church life in any generation is created when the leaders become captains of their own ships and create the church […]

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A Man With a Message

God has appointed fathers to be men with a message, “Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done.” Psalm 78:4   Men need to break the patterns of their fathers by delivering the right messages. The godly man is a man […]

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Read2018 Live Webinar – (Num. 16-36; Mk. 7-10)

At 3:00 pm EST, Scott LaPierre and I are going live to discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. We will be on the line for 20 minutes to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Numbers, and Mark. You can […]

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A Holy Diversity or Youth Culture

We have long proclaimed the sinfulness of creating different cultures in the church based on age and affinity. Why? Because God’s design (revealed in scripture) for the church makes it a “body and a “family” composed of a diverse mix of ages and personalities and life stages. God brings this diversity together in “one body.” As […]

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How to Pray Without Ceasing

The Lord draws His children near in many ways. He is kind. One way He does this is to give us many reasons to pray in the normal course of life. This is demonstrated in the life of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible records Jesus prayers in many places in the Gospels. When […]

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He Manifested His Glory

In John 2:1-12 we see how Jesus began His public ministry in a very surprising way. John the Baptist came “neither eating or drinking,” and was dressed in camels hair and a leather belt and deprived himself of the comforts of this life. Jesus, now enters the scene in sharp contrast. His first miracle shows […]

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Why Folks Resist Authority

In this audio message, Jeff Pollard explains the matter of elder authority from Hebrews 13. He begins by examining why people have such difficulty with authority.  He says, “The clear and direct language of the text undoubtedly sounds foreign to modern American ears for at least four reasons:  (1) Our inherently sinful condition: In the Garden of […]

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Read2018 Live Webinar – (Lev. 19-Num. 15; Mk. 3-7)

At 3:00 pm EST, Mark Tuso and I will be on a live webinar to discuss the things we read over the past week as we are reading through the Bible. We will be on the line for 20 minutes to give some practical insights for families for the reading from the past week in Leviticus […]

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Undone in a Minute – By Adultery

Playing with pornography? Flirting and texting? It’s the path of the death (Prov 5:5). Samuel James states it succinctly, “Everyone knows that infidelity damages marriages, but not many people vividly imagine years of their work and arguments and advocacy going down the drain too.”  Samuel James

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The Place of Marriage in the Grand Scheme of Things

It is difficult to exaggerate the place that the Bible gives to marriage. Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is like a wedding (Mat. 22:2-14). Yet these words only begin to communicate the importance of marriage. e apostle Paul reveals in Eph. 5:22-33 that God created marriage for a very particular purpose: to visibly […]

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I Found It!

What does it mean to follow Jesus? How does it happen? What is the result of following Him? These questions are answered in John 1:35-51 where we observe five illustrations of the conversions of the first five disciples of Jesus during his public ministry. What happens to them? They see Jesus, and say, “eureka,” which […]

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A Father is a Detail Man

They say “the devil is in the details,” meaning that the details matter. It is the same with fathers, God obligates fathers to be men of details.  Specifically, “His wonderful works” (Ps 78:4). This describes a man who knows the details of how God has worked. There are two categories of the works of the […]

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