Noah and the Flood

by Ralph Walker A worldwide flood? Destroying all humans except eight people? Seriously? Preaching the Bloody Bible

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Ornery Cows and Longsuffering

by Glen Young Sentry Magazine, June 2000 Once, when I was growing up, my dad traded a hog for a cow. I didn’t think at the time it was a very good trade. The old cow suffered from what was called ‘holler horn’ and besides, I did not relish the chore of milking. Now, ‘holler…

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Retaliation

Text: Romans 12:17-21   I.         When someone strikes you, what is the first impulse?             A.        Why, to strike back             B.        It has been with us since childhood. “I’ll get even!”                         1.         Therein is the core. We want to strike back because we feel justice has not be carried out             C.        But I’ve noticed that it is never an equal strike…

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The Many Forms of Patience

Text: II Timothy 2:23-26   I.         The example of Job             A.        Job understood that there is no arguing with the Creator of the universe – Job 9:1-4             B.        But in his frustrations with his friends’ insistence that he sinned, he wanted to argue his case – Job 23:1-7             C.        In this Job was wrong, but we find him repenting…

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Don’t Go Into Egypt

Text: Jeremiah 42:1-6   I.         Imagine living during the last days of Judah             A.        Josiah was a wonderful king – II Kings 23:25             B.        But he was killed by the king of Egypt – II Kings 23:28-29             C.        But Jehoahaz, the king who succeeded him, only lasted three months – II Kings 23:31-33             D.        His brother replaces him as an…

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Patience

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 33:12-22   I.         What do you do when things don’t go your way?             A.        When money becomes tight? Or someone cheats you?             B.        What happens when life gets difficult and you don’t have a solution?             C.        Or what happens when something needs to be done and you don’t have enough time?             D.        For most…

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Love Is …

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Corinthians 13:1-8   I.         Many passages are used for needlepoint samplers. A popular choice is I Corinthians 13:1-8             A.        Have you considered the meaning of the many phrases?             B.        We often associate this passage with weddings, but Paul was writing about what love between brethren is like             C.        However, it can be applied to many…

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Our Security in Christ

by Edward O. Bragwell In our Grace – Obedience – Fellowship discussions, we are often told that without those in Christ being continuously cleansed of sin (even as they sin) we can have no real sense of security in Him. It goes something like this: It must be that God forgives us as we sin…

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Fret Not

by Dennis Stackhouse In Psalm 37:1-6, the writer had some good advice for all of us when he said: “Do not fret because of evildoers, be not envious toward wrongdoers.  For they will wither quickly like the grass and fade like the green herb.  Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land…

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Solace in Solitude

by Andrew Hamilton Sometimes, you have one of those days. You had a stressful day at work, or you received some bad news. You have a lot on your mind. Where do you turn? “The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. It is good that he…

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