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Lifeway “Explore the Bible” Teachers’ Overview of Job 28:12-28 for Sunday, June 27, 2021, “Wisdom Gained”

(These overviews are for Sunday School teachers and Bible Study leaders of the Lifeway “Explore the Bible” literature. They may also be watched in video form by searching YouTube for “Shawn Thomas Explore the Bible.”) For an introduction to this … Continue reading

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“When Living Is Christ, then Dying Is Gain” (Philippians 1:21 sermon)

Aaron Sorkin, the writer for “A Few Good Men,” “The West Wing,” and other tv shows and movies, was speaking at graduation at his alma mater, Syracuse University, in May 2012, and he said: “Two newborn babies are lying side-by-side … Continue reading

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“Rescued By His Sacrifice” (Galatians 1:3-5 sermon)

In one of the first major battles of the Revolutionary War, the British routed the young American army on Long Island, New York. They hoped to destroy the rest of the retreating Americans, but American Commander William Stirling made the … Continue reading

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“Hunger For Righteousness” (Matthew 5:6 sermon)

Bertrand Russell was one of the most famous atheists the world has ever known; he lived almost 100 years in Britain, from 1872 to 1970. But as much as he promoted atheism in his books and writings, Russell longed in … Continue reading

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“Trust & Obey” (Matthew 5:5 sermon)

Conrad Richter wrote an amazing trilogy back in the 1940’s and 50’s about the settling of Ohio by the American Pioneers, from the perspective of a pioneer woman by the name of Sayward Wheeler. The story progresses through: The Trees, … Continue reading

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2020 Family Gingerbread House Contest!

It’s “the most wonderful time of the year” — tie for our annual family Gingerbread House contest! Thank you for being an essential part of the contest: the judges! Look over the entries below and vote for your favorite in … Continue reading

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“The Room Where It Happens: The Presence of God” (Luke 1:19 sermon)

One of the most-visited tourist sites in London, England is the Churchill War Rooms. The rooms are in an underground bunker built just before World War II, right in the heart of the city, not far from Parliament or Buckingham … Continue reading

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“The Purpose For Our Blessings” (Psalm 67 sermon)

In 1940, Great Britain was involved in a desperate struggle for survival in the war against Nazi Germany, and they appealed to the United States for help. Many Americans, remembering World War I, did not want to get involved. But … Continue reading

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“Give Thanks to the Lord” (Psalm 136:1 sermon)

First Baptist Church, Angleton, TX 11/22/20  First Sunday at 972 Anchor Road When the first Pilgrims landed in the New World on November 11,1620, William Bradford, the pilgrim leader who later became their governor wrote that: “‘They fell upon their … Continue reading

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“On The Move For The Glory Of God” (Joshua 1:1-9 Sermon)

In June of 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower had an important decision to make. All the men and material were ready for the momentous D-Day invasion of German-occupied France, but there were some reasons for hesitation. One of Eisenhower’s top aides … Continue reading

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