Fruitful Christians

by Jeffery W. Hamilton Text John 15:1-8   I.         We know that Jesus’ words in John 15 concerning the vine and branches are dealing with individual Christians and not denominations.             A.        Jesus is the vine, each one of us are branches off that vine, and God is the vinedresser.             B.        But don’t get so caught up in identifying…

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Reading Matthew 25 as a Unit

by Matthew W. Bassford The wise and the foolish virgin by Jan Adam Kruseman, 1848 Through the years, God has managed to hammer a few insights about the Bible into my thick head. One of them is that in the gospels, the order of stories matters. It’s common for the Evangelist to arrange material so…

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The Marks of God’s People

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         By their fruits you shall know them – Matthew 7:15-20             A.        You can distinguish between the righteous and the unrighteous by their fruits             B.        The things that they do make them recognizable. More important the results of their work stand out.             C.        In the past, we talked about the characteristics of the wicked.             D.        Today,…

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