If There Be Any Virtue

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 7:14-25   I.         One of the educational fads is “values clarification”             A.        Government run schools have a problem.                         1.         It is good for society to have morally good citizens, but the whole concept of morality assumes a standard of right and wrong that is greater than mankind.                         2.         How do you teach morality…

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What I Would Say To My Children

by Jefferson David Tant Raising children is, I believe, one of the greatest responsibilities God has given us. By God’s design, a man and a woman have created something which will never cease to exist — a spirit that has been made in the image of God. Can you imagine the awesome feeling of responsibility…

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And Moses Fled

by Edward Smith My dog, Scout, and I had a sudden encounter with a snake yesterday. We were quietly going through our routine while he was taking care of his business when he suddenly jumped back. I heard a rather distinct rattle and saw a snake aggressively swaying back and forth and flexing its jaw,…

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Rules for Prosperity and Success

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Joshua 1:1-9   I.         Moses had died and Joshua now finds himself the leader of a nation about to conquer a land to claim as their own.             A.        God appears to Joshua and offers words of encouragement – Joshua 1:7-9             B.        The advise was excellent for Joshua, but it is also useful for…

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But if not …

by Jefferson David Tant In late May of 1940, during World War II, the German army had overrun the tiny European nation of Belgium.  As Hitler’s tanks and troops marched across Belgium, they pushed the defenders–British, French, and Belgian troops–toward the sea. Finally, the Allied forces of Great Britain, France, and Belgium were cornered at…

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Five Stones in the Hands of a Boy

Text: I Corinthians 1:26-29   I.         The armies of the Philistines and the Israelites faced each other across a valley – I Samuel 17:1-3             A.        With both armies camped on mountains, it became a standoff. Whoever attacked the other would be at a disadvantage.             B.        Thus, the Philistines sent out their champion issue a challenge and break the…

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The Sons of Thunder

Text: Mark 3:14-19   I.         Often when we talk about the apostles, we focus on the notable Peter and Paul.             A.        There are many things we can learn from their lives, but we also can learn from the examples of the other apostles as well.             B.        Today I would like to direct your attention to two brothers, James…

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Fear

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Kings 6:8-23   I.         The prevalence of fear             A.        Watch a horror movie                         1.         The scenes start out idyllic. But in the background there are hints that something isn’t quite right.                         2.         The music builds with intensity. You know something is about to happen, but not what or when                         3.         Your heart races as…

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From Bad to Good

by Mike Johnson Text: Philippians 1:12-14 Paul Arrives in Rome in Chains Acts 28:15-16 Paul wrote the book of Philippians while in prison. His trial had probably already taken place, and he seemed to be waiting for the verdict. It appears he expected to be released but was uncertain about it. Paul, no doubt, did…

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