Mary’s House

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 12:12-17   I.         In Acts 12 we learn that the persecution of the church intensified in Judea.             A.        Herod had the apostle James killed – Acts 12:1-2             B.        It was a popular act, and so he planned to repeat it by having Peter killed – Acts 12:3-4             C.        But Peter did not remain…

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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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