The Secret of Learning to Be Content

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Philippians 4:10-14   I.         Paul faced many adversities during his life – more than most of us will see – II Corinthians 11:24-27             A.        What sort of person would you be with this sort of life? What attitudes would people notice first?             B.        Bitter? Hardened? Depressed?             C.        Yet, through these experiences, Paul learned to…

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Focus on Your Goal

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Focus-on-Your-Goal.mp3 Text: Colossians 3:1-4   I.         In the fantasy, Alice in Wonderland, Alice came to a junction that led in different directions. The Cheshire Cat was nearby, so Alice asked for advice. “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” The cat said, “That depends a good deal on where you…

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Learning from Noah

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Learning-from-Noah.mp3 by Raymond Warfel

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The Gospel of the Kingdom

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/The-Gospel-of-the-Kingdom.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton   Text: Psalms 2   I.         An important event happened during the first century that many today have ignored or have declared did not happen             A.        Jesus spent time teaching that the kingdom of God was at hand – Mark 1:14-15                         1.         It was the good news about the kingdom – Matthew 4:23…

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The Establishment of the Kingdom

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/The-Establishment-of-the-Kingdom.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Daniel 7:13-27   I.         Few argue the importance of the Kingdom in God’s plan.             A.        It is not of this world – John 18:36             B.        It is a spiritual kingdom – Luke 17:20-21             C.        Yet there remain arguments as to when it was or will be established.                         1.         In part it is because people…

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Mara or Naomi?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Mara-or-Naomi.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ruth 1:19-21   I.         Life has its ups and downs. How do you respond?             A.        Do you rail at life and God? Do you decide life is a misery?             B.        Naomi had a hard life.                         1.         Famine caused her family to move to a foreign country – Ruth 1:1                         2.         Her husband then died…

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Facing God

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Facing-God.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Exodus 33:18-23   I.         Moses asked to see God’s full glory, but God told Moses that no mortal man could survive seeing His full glory face-to-face             A.        Many people have speculated as to why this should be the case             B.        I suspect that part of it is due to sin – I…

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Burnout

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Burnout.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Corinthians 9:24-27   I.         You pour your energies into a project until there is no more to give; yet, more is needed to finish. It is impossible! So you give up.             A.        It is called burn out.                         1.         I see it happen often on long hikes. The young run ahead with…

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A Heartfelt Religion

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/A-Heartfelt-Religion.mp3 by Raymond Warfel

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