Tag Archives: faith

Becoming Strangers

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say … Continue reading

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Active Faith

Chapter 11 of Hebrews is a discourse on active faith; interesting when you consider that it comes right after the warnings of chapter 10 against losing our faith. Who said faith and works were mutually exclusive? That faith and works … Continue reading

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Spirit of Power

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Sunday Sermon Notes: March 7, 2021

Title: God Forgives Us, We Forgive Others Text: Matthew 18:21-35 This passage is often called “The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant” because that servant who had received mercy (forgiveness) by the Master, refused to show mercy (forgiveness) to his fellow … Continue reading

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Those who Have Died

1Thessalonians 4:13-18 This passage (and the next for that matter) can either be simple to understand or difficult; the choice is ours to make. If you prefer simple, as I do, then all we need to do is to remember … Continue reading

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Turning to other matters…

1Thessalonians 4:1-12 The time has come for Paul to give instruction more explicitly and more like what we are familiar with in his other letters. Notice as we go through these verses, however, that unlike some of the other churches … Continue reading

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Selfless

So, what do we have so far? In 2:1-3;10 we have Paul talking about putting the message of the gospel into the way we live our lives, and in this passage, we have Paul placing spiritual truth above physical distress … Continue reading

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Paul’s Love for the Thessalonians

1Thessalonians 2:17-3:10 Paul takes this opportunity to express his love for the church as he laments his absence; he misses them.  He has wanted to return to them, but Satan has prevented it. Oh how I wish he would have … Continue reading

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What a Hope We Have!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, … Continue reading

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Why do We Act Like That?

Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. Proverbs 14:22 I’m not going to ask for a show of hands or anything, but have you ever made some sort … Continue reading

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