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The Three R’s of a Devotional Life

Introduction Dr. David L. Olford, Stephen Olford professor of expository preaching at Union University, shares, “Just after the Second World War, sensing a deep spiritual hunger, my father [Dr. Stephen F. Olford (1918-2004)] was refreshed and revived during a time of personal retreat with the Lord. Shortly thereafter, he met Billy Graham (1946). Due to

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Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice

by Franklin L. Kirksey Published by Word Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice is a comprehensive book on preaching that remarkably provides a survey of the whole subject in a short page span.  Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey presents a compendium of information that is a veritable anthology of great preachers, past and present,

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Meditations of the Heart: Thoughts on the Christian Life

by Donnie L. Martin Publisher: CreateSpace, May 12, 2011, Charleston, SC A short description of MEDITATIONS OF THE HEART can be found in the word M-E-D-I-T-A-T-E. It is a Motivational, Exegetical, Devotional, Inspirational, Theological, Applicational, Transformational, Educational collection of writings for those in every situation of life from a seasoned pastor/teacher. From the Preface: Rev.

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Once Upon a Tree: Answering the Ten Crucial Questions of Life

by Calvin Miller Howard Publishing Co., Inc., 2002, Paperback. “Calvin Miller’s signature book titled Once Upon a Tree presents the significance of the cross of Jesus Christ as it relates to salvation, suffering and self-sacrifice among other things. He cites John 14:6 and clearly presents the exclusive claims of Jesus Christ alone for salvation. He also emphasizes

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A Message from the Master Broadcaster

Matthew 13:1-23 Introduction Broadcasting is the communication of a message through various forms of media.  You might find it interesting to note broadcasting took place years before radio and television.  In fact, the concept of broadcasting has an agricultural meaning.  According to one dictionary the term “broadcast” can mean “To sow (seed) over a wide

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.5

Acts 4:12-22; Acts 12:1-17 Observation (Acts 4:12-18) Look at what Jesus does. Consideration (Acts 4:19-22) Decide what we will do. Preparation (Acts 12:1-4) Be ready for trouble. Supplication (Acts 12:5-10) Pray for God’s help. Appreciation (Acts 12:11-17) Acknowledge God’s answer.

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.4

Introduction I. Returning to the Familiar (John 21:1-8) II. Receiving of the Favor (John 21:9-14) III. Repenting over the Failure (John 21:15-17) IV. Reinstating with the Father (John 21:18-19)

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.3

Introduction I. The inevitable reality, (Luke 22:31-34; Luke 22:54-62). Sometimes we are tested, (Luke 22:31-34).Sometimes we fail the test, (Luke 22:54-62). II. The inspiring verity, (Luke 23:44-46). Jesus is always faithful. III. The inviting opportunity, (Luke 24:1-12). We can believe.

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.2

Matthew 14:13-33; 1 Peter 2:16-18 Introduction Worship is what Satan desires and it is what Jesus deserves. We see Satan’s lust for worship demonstrated in his fall in Isaiah 14:12-15 and in his temptation of Jesus Christ recorded in Matthew 4 and Luke 4. Witnessing (Matthew 14:13-21) Feeding the five thousand Walking (Matthew 14:22-26) Jesus walks on the Sea Worshiping (Matthew

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.1

Encounter (John 1:40-42) Have you met Jesus? Context and Background John 1:29-39 Dr. Jerry Vines wrote a book titled Interviews with Jesus. Song: “I Met the Master” Experience (Matthew 4:18-22) How do you respond to Jesus’ invitation? Rejection or Reception? R.S.V.P. is an abbreviation for a French phrase that means “please respond”. “Regrets Only”—Luke 18:18-30 Rich Young

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