Text: Jeremiah 17:5-8   I.         I had the opportunity to study with a member of the International Church of Christ.             A.        Many of their core beliefs are similar to our own, but they diverge from the plain teachings of the Scriptures in a number of significant ways.             B.        While researching their beliefs and people’s response to them, I…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 20:1-16   I.         Matthew 20:1-16             A.        Have you noticed that a lot of people want things that they are not willing to give?             B.        Take the idea of justice. People want justice for themselves (so long as it is in their favor), but they are not willing that justice lower what they…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Leviticus 26:14-32   I.         This might come as shock, but have you noticed? The world is full of wicked people who are not nice.             A.        Why do the wicked behave as they do? II.        The wicked only care about themselves             A.        They despise their fellow man – Proverbs 14:21             B.        They only care about what…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: James 1:21-25   I.         Sin is the breaking of law – I John 3:4             A.        Sin is universally found in mankind – Romans 5:12             B.        Thus, we cannot be surprised that rebellion (going against authority) is also widespread             C.        Obedience then is submitting to authority. It is subjecting your will to the will of…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 22:54-62   I.         Without a doubt, Peter loved Jesus             A.        When others sat in the boat in fear, it was Peter who wanted to go out to meet Jesus – Matthew 14:28-31             B.        When Jesus spoke of his abandonment on the Mount of Olives – Matthew 26:31-32                         1.         Specifically Jesus told Peter that…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 49   I.         Have you ever wondered why cowardice is the first sin list in Revelation 21:8?             A.        Being afraid is such a common thing that it seems it would be a minor concern             B.        But a major weapon in Satan’s arsenal is fear II.        Fear of the wrong thing can lead to…

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Text: I Corinthians 1:18-31   I.         God promised a kingdom that would never fall             A.        Daniel 7:13-14 – One that would never be destroyed             B.        Not so with human kingdoms                         1.         Every empire of the past has collapsed at some point                         2.         It has been noted that democracies tend not to last more than 200 years or so                         3.         People wonder…

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Text: Romans 12:17-21   I.         When someone strikes you, what is the first impulse?             A.        Why, to strike back             B.        It has been with us since childhood. “I’ll get even!”                         1.         Therein is the core. We want to strike back because we feel justice has not be carried out             C.        But I’ve noticed that it is never an equal strike…

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