To Equip the Saints for Service

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton The Organization of the Church The Apostles Prophets What Are Elders Responsible For? Servants of the Church The Purpose of Preaching What Is Teaching?

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An Overview of the Old Testament Prophets

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Hosea 14   I.         The Old Testament is divided into three major sections: the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets – Luke 24:44             A.        The Law refers to the first five books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy             B.        The Prophets or teachings were divided by the Jews into two sets:                         1.         The Former…

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How did prophets know what God wanted them to say?

Question: So you know that Moses who wrote some of the books of the Bible and other people also wrote books. How did they know what God wanted and what He didn’t want? Or did God really have a voice that reached from the heavens to earth and told them what to write back then?…

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Who Put You in Charge?

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 7:20-39   I.         David had asked for some provisions for his men after having protected Nabal’s herds – I Samuel 25:5-8             A.        But Nabal’s response was “Who is David?” – I Samuel 25:10-11             B.        Nabal shows he did know who David was, but he thought he wasn’t worth recognizing.             C.        But it was…

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What is my calling?

Question: Dear sir, l study cybersecurity and information technology. l had a job but l quit it thinking the salary was not enough. l have since continued to applied for jobs but nothing has happened. l get jobs interviews, but l will not be called in for work. I thought it was because l didn’t…

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Why is John the Baptist the last prophet in the Bible?

Question: Why is John the Baptist the last prophet in the Bible? (Luke 16:16) Answer: “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed until John; since that time the gospel of the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is forcing his way into it” (Luke 16:16). “From the days of John the Baptist until…

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Saying the Things People Don’t Want to Hear

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Amos 7:1-9   I.         God brings to Amos a vision of terrible destruction – the destruction of the northern kingdom, Israel – Amos 7:1-9             A.        Israel had failed to measure up to God’s standard. They were no longer straight. They were no longer true. They were like a leaning wall ready to…

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Thank you for providing clarity on my own issue with false prophets

Question: I want to thank you for providing more clarity on an issue that has been bothering me. My fiancée informed me two weeks ago that three prophets in her church warned her to stop our wedding, which was to take place in a few months. Note that our upcoming wedding has the blessings of…

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How do I stop the curse of women in my family not marrying?

Question: The issue I am about to ask might be foreign in your part of the world. However, if you can understand, I would like to get some help. In my family, there has been an issue of girls not being able to get married. Some of my cousins have run off with married men.…

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