Jesus, the Stone of Stumbling

by Doy Moyer “But the LORD (Yahweh) of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. And he will become a sanctuary and a stone of offense and a rock of stumbling to both houses of Israel, a trap and a snare to the inhabitants…

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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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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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What is God’s Will for Me? Part 3: Making a Decision

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/What-Is-Gods-Will-for-Me-4-Making-a-Decision.mp3 Text: Deuteronomy 10:12-14 I.         Numerous people are convinced through repeated teachings that there is a specific plan that God has for each person’s life             A.        You would think that would make life easier. If God has laid out the perfect life for me, then I just have to conform my life to God’s will and follow…

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What Is God’s Will for Me? Part 2: Is There a Unique Personal Will?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/What-Is-Gods-Will-for-Me-3-Is-There-a-Unique-Personal-Will.mp3 Text: Proverbs 4:1-10   I.         What we’ve seen             A.        There are groups which teach that there are three different wills of God                         1.         A sovereign will in which God has laid down the course or direction of the universe                         2.         A moral will in which God has defined what people should and should not do.                         3.         An individual will…

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What Is God’s Will for Me? Part 1: What Is Being Taught

What Is God’s Will for Me? – 1 – What Is Being TaughtWhat is God’s Will for Me? – 2 – What Is Being Taught by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 1:15-23   I.         How do you know what God wants you to do?             A.        Not in regards to moral decisions, but in regards to choices we…

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What if the man I want to marry turns out to be a polygamist?

Question: Good afternoon sir, I’m in a relationship with a guy who comes from a polygamous family I love him and want to marry him but I’m scared of the future. His mother is harsh, and although I’ve been praying about it, I am worried about the future. What if he turns out to be…

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How do you plan for the future without borrowing trouble from the future?

Question: How does one balance planning for the future without borrowing troubles from the future? Matthew 6:34 says to not worry about tomorrow because it will worry about itself, and today has its own trouble. One must be responsible about planning for the future within reason without imagining all that could possibly go wrong and…

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Choices

by Ken Weliever The other day Norma Jean and I discovered a quaint little breakfast spot on North Redington Beach, The Sweet Sage Café. It’s a combination café, gift shop, and boutique with a beautiful outdoor garden. After a delicious breakfast, we began browsing through the gift shop reading some of the clever plaques. Many…

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