by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalms 34   I.         We usually think about the victories of David and see his life through that lens             A.        He defeated Goliath             B.        He won amazing battles over the Philistines             C.        He became king over all of Israel             D.        But we forget how difficult David’s life was reaching that point II.        The situation             A.        King Saul…

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by Terry Wane Benton This question is asking us to discern whether there is a pattern in scripture so restrictive that it never allows us to say a word to our mediator (a strange restrictive pattern that allows everyone to usually talk to their mediator or advocate but not in this case) or say a…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Thessalonians 5:12-24 Suggested song: Count Your Blessings   I.         The Ten Lepers – Luke 17:11-19             A.        I’m sure all ten were happy to have been healed.             B.        Perhaps in their joy nine rushed off to tell their loved ones, but only one returned to say “thank you.”             C.        We get so caught up…

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by Matthew W. Bassford At some point in their lives, all Christians have to deal with the disappointment and frustration of God not answering their prayers on their timetable. They want something that is godly and good, they pray for it, and. . . nothing. Photo by Agê Barros on Unsplash When we are wrestling…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Philippians 1:12-14   I.         Life often goes in different in directions from what we expect.             A.        It had long been Paul’s desire to go to Rome to preach the Gospel – Acts 19:21             B.        It seemed though that something always came up which kept him from reaching his goal – Romans 1:13             C.        It…

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Question: What do you think about aggressive prayers or rugged type of prayers? Someone told me that there are situations that demand ruggedness, such as shouting, screaming, and crying unto God in prayer and not being silent. That this is the only way to shake heaven. That your silent prayers will do not much. What…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton I.         We have talked about the purpose of miracles earlier             A.        Purpose                         1.         To reveal the truth – John 16:13                         2.         To confirm the truth                                     a.         Heb. 2:3-4 – God shows his agreement with the speaker                                     b.         Mk 16:20 – Confirmed the word spoken                                     c.         Acts 2:22 – Jesus was attested by God through miracles                         3.         Miracles were not…

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Question: How does Jesus send our prayers to God? Does he hear them before God hears them? How exactly does it work? Does Jesus listen, and then verbally repeat your prayers to God? Answer: Speaking of Jesus, the writer of Hebrews said, “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come…

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Question: In John 11:42 it says God always hears you, but in the verse, you showed me in “Should we pray for Satan’s salvation?” it says that God said that if people were to pray for the extreme idolaters then He would not hear their cries out to him? Answer: “Then they took away the…

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Question: Christians say that God’s word says to pray for those in authority.  What is the truth about praying for a leader who is against God’s word?  A leader who is a liar. Who makes fun of the Bible? Who is haughty and greedy. A killer and a homosexual who is leading a nation to…

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