Give Us Our Daily Bread

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Give-Us-Our-Daily-Bread.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 6:9-13   I.         When God created man, he was placed in a garden that provided his needs – Genesis 2:8-9             A.        But man sinned and was driven from the Garden – Genesis 3:17-19             B.        The basics of sustenance was no longer provided. It had to be worked for – II Thessalonians…

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Are there different gospels?

Question: Hello, I have been seeing more and more about the Kingdom Gospel vs the Gospel of Grace. Dispensationalism is becoming very popular on YouTube, and people are actually turning toward this teaching. I have seen comments that the churches of Christ intertwine the kingdom gospel and the grace gospel. Basically, they are saying that…

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Good News, Bad News

by Mark Chatfield Sentry Magazine, December 1999 What do you want to hear first, the good news or the bad news? Since we want to end this article on a positive note, let’s do it this way … Bad News Lately, the news has been making the news. It seems that CNN became so enamored…

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The Old Testament Points Us to Christ

by Tommy Peeler The Old Testament is valuable because it points us to Christ. Jesus emphasized that the Old Testament pointed to Him Jesus said, “You search in the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that bear witness of Me” (John 5:39). When the audience failed to…

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The Message of the Cross

I.         I Corinthians 1:18-24             A.        The core of salvation is the fact that Jesus died for our sins.             B.        The center of our hope is the knowledge that Jesus arose triumphant over death.             C.        Yet many are unable to understand this message.                         1.         The Jews wanted something else. They wanted further proof from God.                         2.         The Greeks thought it was silly.…

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What does it mean to be called?

Question: What does it mean to be called? Answer: “Called” is another way to say “invited” or “encouraged to come.” “You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers; just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as…

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How could the gospel have been preached to the whole world?

Question: Dear brother Jeffrey, There is something that has puzzled me for a long time. It is the statement that the gospel has been preached in the whole world in the Apostles’ day. I can’t understand how this could be because the western hemisphere had not been discovered at that time. For example, how could…

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Different Doctrines

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DifferentDoctrines.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Timothy 1:3-11   I.         All of us have friends and family who have vastly different beliefs from our own. It is hard to think of them possibly not reaching heaven.             A.        This desire is exploited by false teachers who have no desire to be bound by God’s laws – II…

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