The Harvest Is Past

by Jarrod Jacobs “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20 KJV). In context, these words were spoken by people desperate for someone to deliver them from the consequences of their decisions. Some Bible versions even use phrases like “we have not been delivered,” “rescued,” and “we have…

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Counting Time or Making Your Time Count?

by Bill Robinson I have a much-loved friend and brother in the Lord who has been in jail for over 15 months. He is a recovering crack addict. We have been very close. For a year he spent every Sunday with me. I would go get him from rehab bring him to worship services and…

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Cloud Watching

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ecclesiastes 11   I.         I have been wanting to learn a new language for a while. It would be useful to spread the gospel.             A.        I got started several times. I even made some fair progress for a while. But it just doesn’t seem to last.             B.        I ran across one man who…

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When I am Old, Then I’ll be Good

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 25:1-13   I.         In Jesus’ parable of the vineyard workers we learn that salvation is available to all who will come to the Lord, no matter when it is done – Matthew 20:1-16             A.        Jesus in his mercy chooses to treat all alike.             B.        When an elderly man wrote to me, unsure…

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Enjoy the Trip

Don’t Keep Waiting Until you “Get There” by Oscar Miles The Pursuit of Happiness

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What does it mean to know to do good, but not do it, it is sin?

Question: What does it mean in James 4:17, that “he that knoweth to do good, but doeth it not, to him it is sin”?  I’ve heard it explained in two ways.  One, that he knows how to live a moral life but neglects to do so sins.  But this seems like a tautology to me. …

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