God Provides

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 12:22-31   I.         Imagine having an illness that left you unable to move on your own             A.        Suffering with this disease for 38 years! – John 5:5-7             B.        And then a stranger comes up and cures your disease – John 5:8-9             C.        No longer weak, no longer dependent!             D.        The Jews accused Jesus of…

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Kicking Against the Goads

by Whit Sasser A goad is an animal prod — a stick that is jabbed into the hind section of, say a plowing ox, to stimulate better forward movement. Almost instinctively, the animal may be aggravated by the prodding goad and kick against it. People can be the same way. In a figurative sense, people…

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Why Pray for the Sick?

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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The Providence of God

by Thomas Thornhill Anyone who studies the Bible carefully comes face to face with the providence of God. His hand is seen in events that unfold throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. If one really believes the Bible one will also believe in the providence of God. Yet, many who see God’s hand in…

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Is this girl the answer to my prayers?

Question: I met the girl online, and we have been talking online for several months now, We haven’t actually met in person but we plan on meeting up next week. We are both Christian, and we have had a few differences of opinion, and arguments. I literally fell in love with this girl before I’ve…

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Are we limiting God by saying miracles don’t happen today?

Question: I have a friend who believes, like many people, that spiritual gifts still exist. He says to believe that they don’t is limiting the Holy Spirit. I told him that I see that as the opposite being true. To say that some have the gift of healing today and many many others don’t is…

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How much do we do before we let God take over?

Question: I have been wondering about how God works in the world today. I am confused about how much we are to do before we let God take over. I believe that God wants us to do what we can and then He will do his part. Is this correct?  I keep thinking about Abraham…

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How does God influence us?

Question: A while back I was looking through Scripture and discussing with a friend about the influence of the Holy Spirit, God, and Jesus. I don’t remember where the Scriptures are at. I should make a list of subjects and put down Scriptures in the list when I find one that goes along with the…

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Where was God’s protection for those caught in the September 11th tragedy?

Question: I recently read a piece lauding the blessings of the people who were supposed to be at the World Trade Center the morning of September 11, 2002, but in small ways, they were detained by the mishaps of life, faulty alarms, children dallying, traffic, etc. These people were saying how good and protective God…

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