The Glory and Kingdom of the Son

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 16:21-28; Mark 8:31-9:1; Luke 9:21-27 To the dismay of his disciples, Jesus began to speak of his pending death. Peter and the other disciples did not realize the importance of that death in God’s plans. Peter went so far as to declare that God would never allow such a…

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How Could a Loving God Send Me to Hell?

by Tanner Campbell The very thought of Hell is terrifying. Such a thought is an intense provoker for many to repent of their sins and revere the word of the Lord. However, others think little of Hell. For example, you may have heard someone say something like “how could a loving, kind, and merciful God…

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The Fall of Zedekiah

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Jeremiah 52:1-11   I.         The fall of Jerusalem and the end of the kingdom of Judah was a sad time period.             A.        Josiah was the last good king of Israel, but the kings that ruled after him did evil in the sight of God.             B.        King Jehoiachin began his reign at the age…

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God’s Compassion

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 58   I.         God has the absolute right to judge             A.        Some get angry that He would dare to judge             B.        But it is the righteous God who gets angry – Psalms 7:10-11             C.        How can mankind who have shown repeated incidences of injustice sit in judgment on God? – Job 34:16-17             D.        God…

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The Ignorance of the World Around Me

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 14:4-13   I.         I started to drive home the other night and the radio happened to be tuned to the show of a commentator whom I really can’t stand. He has a nasally, whiny voice that gets on my nerves, but the irritation is nothing compared to his views.             A.        Before…

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Please Judge Me

by Bryan Gibson That’s right, it’s time we flipped the script on the overused and misused slogan of so many — “don’t judge me.” Me personally, I want to know when I’m wrong — in any area of my spiritual life. I do “examine (my) own work” (Galatians 6:2); I do “judge” myself (I Corinthians 11:31), but…

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The Judge of All the Earth

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Job 34   I.         Have you ever told another, “It’s not fair!”             A.        What is meant is that you do not think you are being treated in a just or right way.             B.        Justice means “what is right” and just means “a state of being right or acting in right conduct.”             C.        Justice carries…

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Is it right to pray for God’s judgment on the world?

Question: With all the sin and mockery and God, is it right to wish or pray for God’s judgment on the world? I’m not talking about killing people, I’m just talking about good old-fashioned judgment. Answer: “Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; For the righteous God…

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Righteous Judgment

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Truth is narrow. There is only one truth. We prefer the truth, but often we are attracted by falsehoods. You watch a movie and see the hero do what you know are impossible deeds. You hear the people on screen witness to the impossible deeds as if they were facts. So…

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