Text: Psalms 56 I.         It is far too easy to read the stories in the Bible and not think about the feelings of the people involved.             A.        Joshua was chosen to follow Moses as leader of Israel, but he must have been very nervous – Joshua 1:2,9             B.        We think of the boldness of David                         1.         He killed a…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Proverbs 24:3-6   I.         There are three aspects to learning, whether we talk about school work or Bible study             A.        Proverbs 2:6 – The Lord gives wisdom, knowledge, and understanding             B.        Proverbs 24:3-4 – Compared to a house                         1.         Knowledge is the comprehension of facts. It fills our minds with pleasant and useful things…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Colossians 1:3-12   I.         There was a period in world history known as the Dark Ages.             A.        After the collapse of the Roman Empire, society decayed for centuries             B.        Compared to the earlier periods, very little was written.             C.        Very little advancement in knowledge and ideas were made.                         1.         Education of the populace, as a…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Colossians 3:1-11   I.         In Charles Dickens’ story “A Christmas Story,” Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his partner who is wear chains of cash boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds and heavy purses. When asked what the chains meant, “I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost.…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton 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…

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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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