Are You Too Busy?

by Roger Shouse We live in busy times. Most of us with children at home find ourselves coming and going all the time. The calendar is full of activities. There is very little downtime or quiet time. Our busy schedules often keep some of us from helping out in the kingdom of God. For instance,…

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Safe Sins

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Corinthians 6:9-11   I.         The lengths people will go to justify their sins is sometimes amazing             A.        It is a rare person who will say that something they are doing is a sin and that it shouldn’t be done.             B.        More common is to dress up the sin so that at least…

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Pharaoh’s Compromises

Text: II Corinthians 6:14-7:1   I.         Most of here, even the little children, can tell the story of Moses and the ten plagues.             A.        It is exciting to read about the wonders God wrought against the Egyptians             B.        And even more amazing to see how stubborn a man, Pharaoh, can be despite the overwhelming evidence arrayed against him.…

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I feel like I’m close to leaving the faith

Question: For the past few months, I have been drifting away from God. Yesterday I actually was very close to leaving the faith. Yesterday, I was researching Matthew 24:34. I felt that this was finally a good reason to reject the Bible and live my life as an agnostic rather than as a Christian. Then…

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Blaming the Wrong Thing

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Proverbs 3:1-8   I.         Years ago, an incident happened that makes a good illustration. An older woman bought a cup of coffee at a McDonalds, but not having a convenient place to set it, put it between her legs. As she drove off, the coffee sloshed and she ended up with…

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Is stealing OK if one is starving?

Question: I am preparing for Bible class that I am teaching this evening during our regular midweek services and need to be prepared in case I am challenged by one of our members who might have the idea that stealing is okay if one is starving. Your response? Answer: “People do not despise a thief…

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Well, Nobody’s Perfect

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I John 2:1-6   I.         At times a person sins and is caught. He has no regrets about his particular sin, except the embarrassment of being caught. He offers the illogical argument, “Well, nobody’s perfect.”             A.        It is illogical because it insists that sinning can be acceptable since everyone else also sins.…

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Who Is Responsible for Sin?

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ezekiel 18:4-20   I.         A number of years ago, I couldn’t find a parking space in our lot because of some school function across the street. I finally found a spot on the side of one street among many other cars and walked to the building. When I came out, there…

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