One in Christ

by Doy Moyer Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash If all Christians are committed to be united in Christ, then the racial and ethnic boundaries that exist in culture will dissolve as all strive to live out the culture of the Kingdom of God. Our citizenship is in heaven, and this runs counter to ideas…

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Once is Enough

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Once-Is-Enough.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Micah 2:1-5 I.         I was giving a young pre-teen some instruction in Tae Kwon Do. I told her how the move was to be done, I showed her how it was done, and I explained why this method worked better. Exasperated with me, she put her hands on her hips…

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What Is Important in a Church?

What is Important to a Church? – Part 1What is Important to a Church? – Part 2 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 14:1-12   I.         I remember visiting a large congregation many years ago. They had asked me to do some web site work for them.             A.        While I was amazed at the size of the…

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A Limited Sphere

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/LimitedSphere.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Corinthians 10:7-18   I.          Without a doubt unity is important to God and His people – John 17:17-21              A.         It is something to strive for – Ephesians 4:1-3              B.         Division is condemned – I Corinthians 1:10-13              C.         Paul, when he entered Jerusalem wanted to join with other Christians – Acts 9:26-28 II.         All…

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The Unity

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/TheUnity.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 4:1-6   I.         Our Lord’s desire was that his followers would be united – John 17:20-23             A.        In the intervening years, the world has accepted lies.             B.        They believe that as long as we agree on something, then there is unity II.        The attitude of unity – Ephesians 4:1-3             A.        Lowliness – humbleness…

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The Constitution and the Bible

by Terry Wane Benton The debate over the Constitution illustrates some of the same problems in agreeing over the Bible. The problem does not come from these documents. It comes from the agenda of those who approach either one. Some are intent on making laws to fit their own will and so they are not interested…

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The Christian’s Duty to His Brethren

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ChristiansDutyToHisBrethren.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Thessalonians 5:8-15   I.         Each of us come from diverse backgrounds.             A.        We come together to worship             B.        We come together for fellowship             C.        Yet that coming together is not always smooth.                         1.         Just as a family experiences times of irritation, so it happens among brethren.                         2.         Paul’s desire was for the Corinthians to…

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Jehoshaphat’s Peace

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/JehoshaphatsPeace.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: II Kings 9:16-26   I.         King Jehoshaphat, in general, was a good king – I Kings 22:42-43a             A.        To be said by God that he did right is a high complement             B.        But, like most men, Jehoshaphat had some character flaws – I Kings 22:43b                         1.         His father, Asa, had removed many of…

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Unity Fulfilled

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/UnityFulfilled.mp3 by Raymond Warfel

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Perfected in Unity

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/PerfectedInUnity.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: John 17:13-26   I.         In Jesus’ final prayer to the Father before his arrest, Jesus expressed his desire that his followers be united, just as he and the Father were one – John 17:22-23             A.        That “one” is not numerical, but a unity in purpose and action. II.        Through this unity we…

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