Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Verse For Times Like These

“Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (I Peter 1:13) Here Peter encourages Christians in the midst of difficulty … Continue reading

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Do You Have This Kind of Faith?

“and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, (:9) obtaining as the outcome of your faith … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Family Tree (Matthew 1:1-17 sermon)

Someone told me not long ago that they have a relative who is really into researching their family genealogy, but this person does not share that interest. They said, you know I hate to admit it, but whenever my relative … Continue reading

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It’s Not All About Us

“It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven — things … Continue reading

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A Verse For Harried Hosts on Thanksgiving. And other days.

“Be hospitable to one another without complaint.” (I Peter 4:9) Reading this verse the day before most Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, with all the busy-ness of pre-holiday preparations, leads one to ponder how it might apply to us today. Surely it … Continue reading

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Reasons For Giving Thanks (Psalm 136 sermon)

When our son Michael was a little boy, he was VERY plain-spoken; he would just say whatever was on his mind. Thankfully he has grown out of that (somewhat!) as he has matured, but when he was little he just … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Inheritance

“To obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.” (I Peter 1:4) When I was a boy, someone gave me a silver dollar, which I treasured. Not trusting myself with … Continue reading

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