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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A Song of Faith

Text: Psalm 23   I.         The most famous psalm is a song about faith.             A.        It weaves in a few brief words the clear message of a special relationship between man and God             B.        It speaks of trust and security in good times and bad. II.        Faith in Times of Quiet – Psalm 23:1-3             A.        The Lord is my Shepherd…

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I Desire Mercy

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 9:9-13   I.         In honor of Jesus, the new apostle, Matthew, who was also known as Levi, held a dinner. He invited the people he knew. They weren’t the best in Jewish society: other tax collectors and people involved in various sins.             A.        Mark 2:16-17             B.        The Pharisees saw these people as…

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My God of Mercy

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 2:1-10   I.         Several years ago I taught High School math and science in a private school             A.        As happens occasionally, one student copied from another and turned in the assignment.                         1.         The school’s policy was to give zero grades to both the cheater and the one cheated from.                                     a.         It was felt…

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Why wasn’t Judah punished for seeing a prostitute?

Question: Hi, There is something that has been nagging me for a long time. I am a young Christian man, and I have this question about the story of Judah and Tamar. As you know, Tamar tricked Judah into fathering a child with her by disguising herself as a prostitute. In the narrative, at least…

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What Saves a Person?

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Since, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance” (II Peter 3:9), it would be sensible to understand that in order to get people saved, God would tell them…

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