SERMON on John 14:23-29

  Finding Significance in Relationship John 14:23-29  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. 24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. 25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. 26 But the …

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What is The Second Death?

Is the second death a cessation of life?  Or is it a death that involves an eternity of suffering?  Is the second death the means by which reprobate sinners enter Hell?  Or is the second death something entirely different?  Could the second death be something that is more consistent with a God who is not just almighty and all-powerful, but all-loving and merciful, as well? WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE SECOND DEATH    Revelation …

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SERMON on Luke 19:28-40

A Donkey’s Blessing Luke 19:28-31,32-35,36-40  INTRODUCTION Our text for today is one of four or so passages normally read on Palm Sunday. Normally, the focus is on the people shouting “Hosanna” and recognizing Jesus as Lord, worshipping Him in the process. Today, however, I want to shift the focus to the donkey and the donkey’s blessing. HOW SHOULD WE UNDERSTAND THE TEXT? 28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. 29 And …

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The “Gift” of The Holy Spirit in Acts 2:38

  What Is the Gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:38? By Wayne Jackson To a multitude assembled on the day of Pentecost the apostle Peter declared: “Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38, ASV). The identity of “the gift of the Holy Spirit,” as that expression is used …

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Christmas Musings – December 25, 2021

     Scene one takes place in heaven, where three angels are talking to an unknown person (the audience) sharing their reaction to being told the Son of God is going to become human. Scene two takes place just after Jesus’ birth. The three characters, Simeon, Anna and Mary, the mother of Jesus, all speculate on what this birth will ultimately mean to humanity. Scene three is in modern times: Three Christians speculate about if there is something …

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