The One Thing that Matters

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/The-One-Thing-that-Matters.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 11:5-13   I.         How do you pray? What do you pray for?             A.        A young Chinese preacher asked me to explain Luke 11:9-10 better so that he could teach others in his area better             B.        God is all knowing, but God expects us to ask                         1.         Consider how many people won’t even…

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Turning Forgiveness Around

by Greg Gwin We hear it frequently in the news these days.  It has been a common defense in some high-profile criminal cases.  The basic argument is that people can be excused for committing even hideous crimes if they can demonstrate that something awful happened in their past.  Unfortunately, this approach has proven successful in…

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What If I Fail Again?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/What-If-I-Fail-Again.mp3 by Raymond Warfel

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Consider the Lord’s Loving Kindness

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Consider-the-Lords-Loving-Kindness.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 107   I.         Whatever our life, we need to acknowledge God loving kindness toward us – Psalms 107:1-3             A.        Many talk of Psalms 107 as a song of God redeeming the nation of Israel from Babylonian captivity.                         1.         But this isn’t about a nation. It is about groups or categories of…

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Did the apostles have the right to forgive sins?

Question: Dear sir, A question was posted a decade or so ago on John 20:21-23 and whether or not all men could forgive sins. I couldn’t see that the responder actually addressed what was meant by the Apostles having the authority to forgive sins, except to say that they could bind or loose what they…

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Unconditional Love

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/Unconditional-Love.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalm 136:1-26   I.         I was reading a book that began to speak of the love of God.             A.        As many denominational writers do, he referred to the unconditional love of God.             B.        By this, he and others believe that God loves all people, no matter how they behave.                         1.         Often a parallel…

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Our Sin

by Ethan R. Longhenry “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him…

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Yesterday

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Yesterday.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalm 90   I.         Yesterday only exists in fading memories, worn out photographs, and history books             A.        It is a collection of, often times, imperfect records kept in imperfect medium II.        Yet, it is also one of the finest learning centers available, if we are willing to go there to learn             A.        Paul…

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