Going Before and Following After

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Going-Before-and-Following-After.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Timothy 5:21-25   I.         The phrase “lay hands upon” in I Timothy 5:22 deals giving your blessing to another person             A.        Such as when Jacob blessed his grandchildren – Genesis 48:14             B.        Such as when someone is appointed to a duty – Acts 6:6; 13:2-3             C.        It can also be a sign…

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The Bible Is Understandable

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/The-Bible-Is-Understandable.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalm 119:97-112   I.         When it comes to religion, people seem to prefer having a mystery             A.        Those in leadership of many denominations prefer it because people depend on them for answers.             B.        Those in the ranks of denominations are satisfied having others tell them what they need to know.             C.        The problem…

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Why Believe in the Bible?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Why-Believe-in-the-Bible.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Corinthians 1:18-31   I.         Could the Bible be a product of man?             A.        We know that the Bible was written by about 40 different people                         1.         Each from different walks of life, from shepherds to kings, councilors to fishermen.                         2.         It was written over a 1,500 year time span             B.        If men could…

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I Wish Someone Had Told Me

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/I-Wish-Someone-Had-Told-Me.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Proverbs 5:7-14   I.         I ran across an article by Chuck Lawless about “Ten Conversations I Wish Someone Had with Me as a Teenager.”             A.        Hindsight generally reveals that mistakes could have been avoided             B.        I constantly get told: “I wish someone had told me just how bad this could get”             C.        And…

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Things to Remember

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Things-to-Remember.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ecclesiastes 1:3-11   I.         There are so many things to remember!             A.        Need to tie a string around my finger, but then I wouldn’t be able to bend it – there would be so many strings tied there.             B.        Then there are organizers: paper and electronic, for the technically inclined, which work…

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The Marks of God’s People

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/The-Marks-of-Gods-People.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 7:15-20   I.         By their fruits you shall know them – Matthew 7:15-20             A.        You can distinguish between the righteous and the unrighteous by their fruits             B.        The things that they do make them recognizable. More importantly, the results of their work stand out.             C.        We could talk about the characteristics of…

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Consider the Lord’s Loving Kindness

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Consider-the-Lords-Loving-Kindness.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 107   I.         Whatever our life, we need to acknowledge God loving kindness toward us – Psalms 107:1-3             A.        Many talk of Psalms 107 as a song of God redeeming the nation of Israel from Babylonian captivity.                         1.         But this isn’t about a nation. It is about groups or categories of…

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Every Good Work

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Every-Good-Work.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 111   I.         From the beginning, God has given men work to do             A.        Adam was to care for the garden – Genesis 2:15; 3:17-18             B.        As Christians, we are commanded to work – I Thessalonians 4:11             C.        We are being disobedient if we do not work – II Thessalonians 3:6-13 II.        This…

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The Freedom of Truth

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/The-Freedom-of-Truth.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: John 8:30-59   I.         Many began to believe on Jesus – John 8:30-31             A.        Jesus said that if they would live in the words of Jesus, then they would truly be his disciples – John 8:32                         1.         Obedience to his teaching would cause them to know the truth.                         2.         Obedience leads to greater…

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A Good Mate

A Good Mate – Part 1A Good Mate – Part 2A Good Mate – Part 3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Peter 3:1-7   I.         Introduction             A.        Many, if not most people, spend a fair chunk of their life trying to reach a decision regarding who they will marry             B.        Sadly, most leave this important choice to…

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