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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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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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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Text: Galatians 2:1-10   I.         I suppose a casual reader could read verse 7 from our text and come away with the idea that two different messages were being taught.             A.        One being taught to the Gentiles and a different message being taught to the Jews.             B.        Yet the goal of the gospel was to unite Jews and…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Isaiah 49:1-13   I.         There is no end to the people who like to tell preachers how to do their job and what they are allowed to say or not say             A.        For many, they don’t want to hear about things like sin and its consequences, they don’t want to be told…

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Question: I really appreciate your articles; they are very informing and biblically-based.  I recently read an article that you wrote on why those who never heard the gospel would be/could be/ may be lost (the title was something like that). In it, you mentioned Romans 2:12-16: “For as many as have sinned without law will…

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by Carl A. Allen The denominational world has tried to seek unity by teaching we are to believe the Gospel and not enforce “doctrine.” According to them we should not divide over baptism, the Lord’s Supper, instruments of music, tithing, marriage, and divorce, etc. because all of this falls into “doctrine,” and we have no…

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