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And in Hell He Lifted Up His Eyes
February 3, 2016

“And In Hell He Lift Up His Eyes” Subject Text: Luke 16:19-31  The reality of the eternal judgment of the lost is a holy motivation for soul winning.  Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men.  In 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10a he pens And to you who […] [READ MORE]



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Zeal
February 3, 2016

"Zeal" The word zeal means passionate ardor in the pursuit of anything; eagerness in favor of a person or cause; ardent and active interest; engagedness; enthusiasm; fervor.  Who and what are you zealous for?  Many people have zeal for many things that will not matter in eternity.  We should be like Christ who was […] [READ MORE]



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Effective Witnesses
February 3, 2016

The Bible says in Acts 1:8 "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." As we move into 013, […] [READ MORE]



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Where There is No Vision
February 3, 2016

"Where There Is No Vision" The Bible says in Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision the people perish. We need vision from the Lord. We need a vision for souls going to a Christ-less Hell. We need a vision of our Crucified and Risen Lord. We need a vision to go forward. Without a […] [READ MORE]



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What You Can't See
February 3, 2016

"What You Can't See" Is there something that we can't see that is a part of this world, yet we know that it exists?  The answer is YES.  We cannot see the wind, yet we hear it.  We cannot see the wind, yet we feel it.  We cannot see the wind […] [READ MORE]



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Unfinished Business
February 3, 2016

"Unfinished Business" Another school year has nearly passed us by and Summer is upon us.  Summer is typically associated with vacations and times of leisure.  Neither vacations nor leisure are wrong in and of themselves but when our attitude toward God and His work takes this tone, then were heading for […] [READ MORE]



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To Win a Soul
February 3, 2016

"To Win A Soul" To win a soul, one doesn't only need a burden; one must be willing to share the faith of Christ.  The Apostle Paul says in Romans1:17 "As much as in me is, I AM READY to preach the gospel...".   The Apostle Paul lived his life as a minute man for the […] [READ MORE]



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To Win a Soul 2
February 3, 2016

"To Win A Soul" God has commissioned us to carry the gospel to all the world. We refer to this as world evangelism. The strength of our evangelistic efforts worldwide will never supersede our efforts to reach our own Jerusalem. We need to be focused on personal evangelism as much as world […] [READ MORE]



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To Win a Soul 4
February 3, 2016

"To Win A Soul" From Romans 1:14-16 we've learned to win a soul you need a burden, you need to be willing, and you need boldness.  The last thing we learn from Romans 1:14-17 is that to win a soul you need faith.  The bible records "For the just shall live […] [READ MORE]



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The Voice of the Lord
February 3, 2016

"The Voice of the Lord" The greatest privilege of any human being is to have God speak to their heart.  The Psalmist writes "What is man that thou art mindful of Him, or the son of man that thou wouldest visit him." Just to know that God Himself takes notice of […] [READ MORE]



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The SON
February 3, 2016

"The SON"      There are certain religious groups that feign themselves to be Christians and are not.  These groups have one thing in common among themselves: they minimize the deity of God's Son.  Let us hear God's record concerning His Son. Matthew 17:5: While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them […] [READ MORE]



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The Presence of the Lord
February 3, 2016

"The Presence of the Lord" The ship was tossing and turning with winds and waves.  The darkness of night gripped the tiny ship the disciples were navigating.  The Lord had given them instruction to sail over while He waited back on shore.  In the midst of distress and despair, the disciples […] [READ MORE]



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The New Birth
February 3, 2016

"The New Birth" The new birth is essential if you are going to inherit God's kingdom.  The new birth is essential if you are to understand who God is and how we are to relate to Him.  The new birth is essential for you to gain a full understanding of why […] [READ MORE]



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The Gospel
February 3, 2016

"The Gospel" Some one has wisely said, "The Gospel is not the ABC's of Christianity, but rather the A to Z.  God inspired the Apostle Paul to write the epistle of Romans for the purpose of explaining how the Gospel relates to all of life and godliness, not conversion alone. nbsp;The […] [READ MORE]



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The Desires of Your Heart
February 3, 2016

"The Desires of Your Heart" The Bible says in Psalms 37:4 "Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." The Bible also says in James 4:8 "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you."  When it comes to God's reviving work […] [READ MORE]



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Strive Together With Me in Prayer
February 3, 2016

"Strive Together with Me in your Prayers" I'll be away today beginning a meeting in another church that is scheduled to last through Wednesday.  Bro Jonathan Speed, Bro Billy Welsh, and Bro Derrick Craig will be filling the pulpit while I'm away.  I think it would be wise and profitable if […] [READ MORE]



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Stewardship
February 3, 2016

"Stewardship" God is a God of second chances, but there is no second chance to live your life. As one has wisely put it, "Only one life will soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last."  The  Bible says in I Peter 4:10: As  every man  hath received  the gift […] [READ MORE]



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Spirit of the Living God
February 3, 2016

"Spirit of the Living God" The Bible says in Zechariah 4:6: Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.  God has made it clear to us how He is accomplishing His work in this hour […] [READ MORE]



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Satan's Scare Tactics
February 3, 2016

"Satan's Scare Tactics" Satan wants to prevent everyone of us from going any further in our walk with God.  The bible says 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant: for your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.  Satan will use every device within his […] [READ MORE]



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Satan Hindered Us
February 3, 2016

"Satan Hindered Us" We are in a battle against an unseen foe.  That foe is Satan.  Satan's goal is to hinder and thwart God's work anyway that he can.  The Bible says in I Thessalonians 2:18: Wherefore  we would have  come  unto  you , even  I  Paul , once  and  again ; butnbsp; Satan   hindered  […] [READ MORE]



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Religion or Regeneration
February 3, 2016

"Religion or Regeneration" The Lord Jesus didn't come to establish a religious creed or code.  He came to establish the New Covenant.  He established the New Covenant so that we as individuals might have a one on one relationship with God.  Christ's focus was reconciling men back to their Creator and […] [READ MORE]



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Preparing Your Heart For Revival
February 3, 2016

"Preparing Your Heart For Revival" The Bible says in Hosea 10:12: Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.  We learn from the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13 that the Lord views the heart of man like […] [READ MORE]



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Perfect
February 3, 2016

"Perfect" God's goal for us is to be perfected in Christ.  The word "perfect" used in this sense means to be fully matured.  To be fully matured as a Christian you must be maturing.  In other words you must be growing in the grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. nbsp;We […] [READ MORE]



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Modern Day Miracle
February 3, 2016

 "Modern Day Miracle" We love to look back and read of great miracles of yesteryear.  We love to hear how God performed wondrously on behalf of others.  However, perspective changes when you and I are the ones needing a divine miracle.  Our flesh immediately says, "this is impossible. We're doomed." nbsp;Our […] [READ MORE]



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Knowing the Time of Your Visitation
February 3, 2016

"Knowing the Time of Your Visitation"  Jesus said in Luke 19:41-44 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the […] [READ MORE]



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