by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 10:25-37   I.         Luke 10:25-37             A.        A lawyer, trying to test Jesus, asked him how to gain eternal life.             B.        Jesus, as was his want, turned the question around and asked for his opinion first.             C.        The response was to love God and to love his neighbor. To which Jesus agreed.             D.        The lawyer…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Mark 10:35-45   I.         We’ve all seen people frustrated with a task. “I quit!” they yell as they storm off.             A.        Funny thing … Do you remember who it was? Neither does anyone else.             B.        However, there are times I ought to quit.                         1.         I can allow myself to get into a rut.                         2.         I…

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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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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 15:1-10   I.         Luke 15:10 – When someone responds to God’s message, there is excitement that reaches all the way to heaven!             A.        Each and every person, no matter how high or low stationed in life is important to God.             B.        Ezekiel 33:11 – God doesn’t look forward to punishing the wicked.…

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by Doy Moyer “Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God” (I Peter 2:16). Photo by ellehem on Unsplash If we really wish to honor freedom, then we will seek to live as servants of God. We cannot expect that God will…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Philippians 3:7-16   I.         Many Christians understand that acts of immorality will keep them out of heaven, but many don’t realize that our attitude or disposition is important in determining our outcome as well.             A.        What is your attitude?                         1.         Sometimes we hear someone say “he has an attitude!”                         2.         I use to work…

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Text: Philippians 2:1-11   I.         When learning another language, it helps to start with the most common words first, the ones most likely to come up in a conversation.             A.        So what is the most common word spoken in English?                         1.         One study in 1992 by Godfrey of switchboard conversations found the word “I” to appear the most…

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In learning the craft of needlepoint, a person will sometimes work on a sampler. The sampler generally contains a notable quotation and a variety of images and scrollwork to demonstrate the different stitches mastered. Bible verses are often selected for the basic text, and one of the most popular selections is I Corinthians 13:4-8: Love suffers…

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