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Worshiping the SAVIOR, Not a Celebrity

Matthew 28:16-20 The word Twitter has entered our vocabulary recently. With the Iranian protesters using Twitter as a means of telling their story in that troubled nation, millions of people have been exposed to the brutal reactions of the Iranian government. The authorities have been seen beating and, in some instances, killing those who have

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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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How to Have a Meaningful Quiet Time

Luke 5:15-16 Quiet Time is a specific time of the day set aside for the purpose of fellowshipping with God. Christianity is a love relationship. You cannot love God unless you know Him. And, you cannot know Him unless you spend time with Him.I am not an expert on Quiet Time. I still am learning and

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God’s Kindness to the Undeserving

2 Samuel 9 Remember, much of what we see in the OT is a foreshadowing of the coming of Christ. David, who the Messiah will be from his lineage, is foreshadowing and prophetic of the Messiah. 1) The family of Saul were David’s enemies. Yet, David reached out to the house of Saul. God reaches

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For Such a Time as This

Esther 2-7; 4:13-17 Introduction: Dr. Ray C. Stedman (1917-1992) refers to the Book of Esther as “a gripping tale, but one might rather expect to find it in the pages of Reader’s Digest than the Bible.”   Flavius Josephus affirms in his twenty-volume classic titled Jewish Antiquities that Mordecai wrote the Book of Esther.We find the

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A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Luther’s famous hymn was inspired by Psalms 46 A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing: For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his

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