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You Can Do It!

Philippians 4:13 Introduction: I. I can do. What was Paul doing? a) Content with his circumstances (V. 12) Paul has learned the secret of contentment . . . he can be hungry, or well fed . . . he has learned to be content with much, or with little. He was rejoicing in all things

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Why is the Church So Important?

I Cor. 1:2; 3:5-10 and 16:19. “I am an alumnus of the church”, the man said to a friend. He obviously had given up on the church. I don’t know that I have ever heard of that term until I heard that story. It raises the question, is the church really important? When Jesus said, “upon this rock,

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We Need Revival

Zechariah The Need for Revival. Zechariah reminded them of two reasons they needed revival. They needed revival because of the consequences of disobeying God as their fathers had done. (Zechariah 7:4-14) They needed revival because God blesses those who are faithful too him.(Zechariah 8:6-8) We need revival because we have seen what spiritual apathy has done to

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It’s a Hard-knock Life

John 16:33 The little redhead sang the song so joyfully, “it’s a hard knock life”. I remember seeing the movie, based on the Broadway play, which was based on the comic strip. “Little Orphan Annie” and smiling as she dance and declared victory over the hard-knock life. The year was 1982, as I recall. My

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It’s Not My Fault

Text: Luke 4:42-5:11 Mr. Ishmacev from Russia was asked if he was a Christian and he responded, “No, I am not, but it is not my fault. No one has ever told me how to be a Christian”. It is at all possible for someone to die in your community and stand before God and say

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Excuses

Exodus 3:11-4:17 A major company reviewed the reasons its employees had given for being late and awarded a prize. The winning excuse was, “My pig fell in the furnace and I had to take it apart to get him out.” The employee elaborated that his pig had become ill so he brought it indoors to recuperate. The

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Background on Philippians

Philippi was the first city on European soil where a Christian church was founded by Paul (on his second missionary journey see Acts 16).  Timothy, Silas, and Luke were present with him.  Lydia is converted and Paul and Silas were imprisoned following the riot.  On the third journey, Paul visits again (Acts 20; 2 Corinthians 2 and 2 Corinthians

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The Awesome Power of Fatherhood

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Hit him again, Lord.”  Sometimes we need God to hit us again, especially when it concerns our families.  We pray for God to change our world . . . we pray for revival to sweep our land.  But, this revival must begin with our own lives and our families.  I was teaching disciple

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All Things Are New

Revelation 21:5-7 Topic: The Lords Supper 5 Now, for the second time in the book, God himself is the speaker (cf. 1:8). From his throne comes the assurance that the one who created the first heaven and earth will indeed make all things new (panta kaina). This is a strong confirmation that God’s power will

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5 Things To Know About Walking on the Water

Matthew 14:22-33 I. You can’t always get what we want, (Matthew 14:22). Jesus made them or compelled them to get in the boat. Why did He have to make them? Getting in the boat wasn’t what they wanted. Why? We do not know. a) Perhaps it was the huge crowd of people. The Rabbis taught

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