How did prophets know what God wanted them to say?

Question: So you know that Moses who wrote some of the books of the Bible and other people also wrote books. How did they know what God wanted and what He didn’t want? Or did God really have a voice that reached from the heavens to earth and told them what to write back then?…

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Location

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalm 119:153-160   I.         The Bible doesn’t contain fillers. Every word exists in its text for a reason – I Corinthians 2:11-13             A.        That doesn’t mean we are always aware of the reason but we should acknowledge that God does know His purpose             B.        The four gospels only mention 25 towns and villages…

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Does Inspiration Change a Man?

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Samuel 6:1-12   I.         A common teaching among the denominations is that a person cannot come to know God unless the Spirit of God enters in to change his outlook.             A.        It comes from a basic belief that man is born corrupt from the sin of Adam. He needs God to…

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Our Changing Attitude Toward the Bible

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Peter 1:22-25   I.         A new translation of the Bible came out last month, called “As Good as New: A Radical Retelling of the Scriptures.”             A.        Actually, “translation” is not a good description of it. As my wife commented, it doesn’t even make a good paraphrase.             B.        Several examples were given in…

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Is the Bible fallible because it was written in human languages?

Question: Dear Jeffrey, I am sorry that I have to turn to you for help, but this is why I am currently studying to be a preacher because people like you and many others inspire me to be able to teach. Unfortunately, I have wasted away much of my life after vain things, such as…

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Led by the Spirit

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 8:1-17 I.         We have spoken at length in the past about the exactly who is the Holy Spirit             A.        We have shown that he is a being who is a part of the Godhead, just as the Father and the Son.             B.        He is made more mysterious by men because of our…

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Are the Gospel Writers Credible?

by Wayne Jackson The writers of the Gospel accounts — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — quite definitely affirm that Jesus Christ claimed to be the Son of God and that he performed miracles to authenticate that affirmation. Further, they allege that even though Jesus was put to death on the cross, after three days…

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Biblical Infallibility: The Bible’s Claims for Itself

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Deuteronomy 31:24-29   I.         A.        When talking about whether we can trust the Bible or not, it may seem strange to turn to the very book we are considering.             B.        We want to show that it is not a optional belief.             C.        The Bible claims to be infallible. If it is not in all…

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The Wondrous Book of God

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalm 119:17-24   I.         Eulogy of the Bible             Many years ago, I entered the wonderful temple of God’s revelation. I entered the portico of Genesis and walked down through the Old Testament Art Gallery where the pictures of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, and Daniel hung on…

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