Unleavened Bread

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Unleavened-Bread.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Exodus 12:14-20   I.         Sometimes you can’t wait             A.        When Lot invited men to spend the night at his home, he didn’t have time wait for bread dough to rise, so his feast was served with unleavened bread – Genesis 19:3             B.        When it was time for Israel to leave Egypt, the…

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Historians Don’t Doubt Jesus’ Existence

Source: John Dickson, “Most Australians may doubt that Jesus existed, but historians don’t,” ABC Religion and Ethics, 23 December 2021. “When you apply the normal rules of history to Jesus of Nazareth, this figure is plainly a historical one not a mythical one. The early and diverse sources we have put his existence (and much…

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The Messiah and Prophecy

by Jefferson David Tant God has not left himself without witnesses. In every age and in many ways, God has revealed his existence to man. Paul declares this in the words that followed the healing of the lame man in Acts 14:16-17: “In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their…

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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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What was Jesus talking about in Luke 12:49-50?

Question: Dear Minister, I am deeply interested in your thoughts on something Jesus said. I came to cast fire on the earth and how I wish it were already kindled. I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished. The first is generally described as Jesus’s message…

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King and High Priest Now

by Terry Wane Benton Premillennial thinking is that Jesus was not able to set up His kingdom in the first century like He planned, postponed that plan, and will come back again later to set up His kingdom on earth and reign for 1000 years. That is a mistaken view. Another view is that of…

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The Self-Emptying Jesus

by Doy Moyer One of the most intriguing, discussed, and challenging texts in Scripture is found in the statement made by Paul in Philippians 2:5-8: “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be…

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When and how long does Christ reign?

Question: Good Morning Brother Hamilton, Thank you for your amazing website! It’s been a fundamental part of my Christian walk. Can you please clarify this for me? When does Christ reign?  Now – I Corinthians 15:23-26 Christ reigns until death is abolished, then the kingdom is returned to the Father. In other words, the judgment is…

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Christ and Fulfilled Prophecy

by Jefferson David Tant God has not left us without proof. There are many ways to authenticate the truthfulness and accuracy of the Bible, which firmly establish the fact that the Old and New Testaments are not the product of the mind of man. There had to be some higher power that caused it to…

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