Fishing or Sleeping?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/FishingOrSleeping.mp3 by Alan Feaster

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Intentions Won’t Get It!

by Dee Bowman Some of the proverbial expressions not found in the Bible are nonetheless true. The truth will always plumb with all other truth; it cannot contradict itself. Take the expression “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” That’s not found in the Scriptures, but it’s nonetheless true. Nobody really wants to…

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 With All Your Heart

With All Your Heart – Part 1With All Your Heart – Part 2 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Psalm 119:9-16   I.         It is frequently stated that the difference between the Old and New Testaments is that the Old emphasizes the physical and the New the spiritual             A.        In part, it comes from passages like                         1.         Romans 2:28-29…

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How can I get excited about being a Christian again?

Question: Hello, I have a question basically on how to desire God more and want to go on with the sanctification process, rather than being complacent and being that Sunday Christian. I’m hoping you can help me with some tips on how to want to desire to go on with my walk with The Lord.…

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I fear I’m becoming a lukewarm Christian

Question: I have been a Christian for about five years now. Recently I have found myself becoming a slave to sin instead of a slave to Christ. I don’t like to talk about my emotions and things, so instead of dealing with them, I choose to bottle them up until it finally feels like I…

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Fired Up, But Only Half-Baked

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/FiredUpButOnlyHalfBaked.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Hosea 7:1-10   I.         We admire those driven by a passion for the things that they do.             A.        Radio and TV shows that feature people passionately defending their views are popular.             B.        In religion as well, people are drawn to groups that display rich emotions.             C.        Passion is wonderful if it is directed…

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Zealous or Lukewarm?

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2013Spring2ZealousOrLukewarm.mp3 by Lance Blackburn

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An Urgent Need to Study

Text: II Timothy 2:8-19   I.         It is fascinating to read well crafted prose or poetry. With just a few words, the author can communicate not only a message, but even a mood.             A.        Individual words are not flat. Even synonyms carry subtle differences in meaning.             B.        And the idea is not restricted to the English language. Languages…

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