Yet Not with a Whole Heart

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Yet-Not-with-a-Whole-Heart.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Chronicles 25:1-16   I.         Amaziah was the son of Joash.             A.        His father started reigning at an extremely young age because his grandmother had killed all the heirs to the throne of David, except him. – II Chronicle 22:10-12                         1.         She was eventually killed and Joash was placed on the throne.…

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Changing My Mind

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Changing-My-Mind.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 7:15-20   I.         Solomon observed about the miser that it wasn’t the man’s words or his actions that made him a miser, but his thoughts – Proverbs 23:6-7             A.        People too often say things that they don’t mean             B.        Given motivation, they may do things that they would rather not do…

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Keeping Our Dignity

by Bruce Reeves Preparing for a sermon I came across this passage as Paul wrote to Timothy and thought I would share: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Avoid godless chatter, because those…

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Elisha’s Commitment

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ElishasCommitment.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Kings 19:19-21   I.         Elijah had despaired that his work had been for naught – I Kings 19:14             A.        God told him that he had work to do – I Kings 19:15-17             B.        Elijah thought he was alone, but now he learns Hazael and Jehu are to be God’s appointed leaders…

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Nameless

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Nameless.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Kings 13:1-10   I.         This is a story about two men, who remain nameless. One young and another old.             A.        Both are prophets. One is a good man and the other is a liar.             B.        One was selected to carry a message and the other was not.             C.        One dies, but not…

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The Problem with Jeroboam II

by Matthew W. Bassford In any secular history book, Jeroboam II would look like a successful king. He reigned for 41 years in an age when the length of a reign correlated with political power. Militarily, he was one of the greatest commanders among the monarchs of Israel. During his reign, he brought the seesaw…

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Following the Lord Fully

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/FollowingTheLordFully.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Joshua 14:6-14   I.         God describes for us the character of various men by referring to them by certain phrases             A.        Abraham was called a friend of God – James 2:23                         1.         Because that is how God referred to him – II Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8                         2.         Perhaps that gives greater weight to…

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Jehu’s Reformations

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/JehusReformations.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Kings 12:25-33 I.         After the northern tribes separated from Judah, the kingdom they established was never ruled by a good king.             A.        The very first king, Jeroboam, sought to stabilize his country by establishing his own religion – I Kings 12:25-33                         1.         He feared defection if the people crossed into Judah…

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Abigail’s Example

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AbigailsExample.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         There is much to learn from the pages of the Old Testament             A.        It is true that we no longer live under the Law of Moses. It passed out of existence when Jesus died upon the cross. However, it doesn’t mean than God meant for the Christian to discard its teachings.…

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Jehoshaphat’s Peace

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/JehoshaphatsPeace.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Kings 9:16-26   I.         King Jehoshaphat, in general, was a good king – I Kings 22:42-43a             A.        To be said by God that he did right is a high complement             B.        But, like most men, Jehoshaphat had some character flaws – I Kings 22:43b                         1.         His father, Asa, had removed many of…

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