Sometimes the Best Thing to Do is Run!

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Colossians 3:1-15   I.         Timothy was admonished to fight the good fight – I Timothy 6:12             A.        We are in a battle for our lives, and we must have the courage to do battle – Ephesians 6:10-18             B.        We cannot be passive against sin – James 4:7             C.        But a person trained in warfare…

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Three Philosophies of Life

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 10:25-37   I.         Luke 10:25-37             A.        A lawyer, trying to test Jesus, asked him how to gain eternal life.             B.        Jesus, as was his want, turned the question around and asked for his opinion first.             C.        The response was to love God and to love his neighbor. To which Jesus agreed.             D.        The lawyer…

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Why are you only not to covet your neighbor’s things?

Question: Deuteronomy 5:21: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Why was covetousness mentioned in relation to only the neighbor and no one else, e.g, parents, siblings, relatives,…

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The Story of Balaam

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Numbers 22:22-35  I.         Background             A.        As the children of Israel left their wanderings in the wilderness and move towards the promised land, they had to cross through the territories of a few countries.                         1.         The leaders of these countries were nervous to have such a large mass of people (a few million) move…

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Notes on Ten Commandments

“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.” Repeated in the New Testament: Matthew 4:10; Acts 17:16; Romans 1:25; I Corinthians 8:4-6; Philippians 3:19; Colossians 2:18; Revelation 19:10; 22:9 “You shall not make for…

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