Monthly Archives: September 2015

Your Conscience Is Not Your Guide

“For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the One who examines me is the Lord.” (I Corinthians 4:4) There is an old expression: “Let your conscience be your guide.” But Paul … Continue reading

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Your Response Matters

Isaiah 22 shares Isaiah’s oracle concerning the Valley of Vision. In it he relates the coming destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians. When the Judeans heard of the impending invasion, they made every earthly preparation — but … Continue reading

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“This Is My Story: The Woman At The Well” (John 4:1-42 sermon)

Several summers ago, a father and his son were out for a walk in a farmer’s field in northern England. The son had brought a metal detector with him, and all of the sudden, it started to squeal. They decided … Continue reading

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Everything But God

In Isaiah 22, Jerusalem is being invaded by the Babylonians, and so the inhabitants are getting ready for the siege. Isaiah describes their preparations: :8 “In that day you depended on the weapons of the house of the forest … … Continue reading

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Regard For God?

“In that day man will have regard for his Maker and his eyes will look to the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 17:7) The first verses of Isaiah 17 foretold the judgment that was about to come upon Syria & Israel. … Continue reading

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Different Ministries, Same Team!

“Now he who plants and he who waters are one, but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.” (I Corinthians 3:8) This passage gives us a good guide for the way that we are to see … Continue reading

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Are You “Really Something”?

“So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is ANYTHING, but God who causes the growth.”  (I Corinthians 3:7) Writing to a church which was embroiled in a “personality contest”, the Apostle Paul makes it clear … Continue reading

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