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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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What Does it Mean to be a Missionary?

Romans 15:14-33 Introduction: When people here in the USA are asked to support missions, they often wonder what do missionaries do? It reminds me of a cartoon I once read: Illustration: In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Lucy asks Charlie Brown, “Why are we here on Earth?” Charlie replied, “To make other people happy.” Lucy replied, “Then why are they

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The Time is Now

2 Timothy 4 There are some things that you cannot put off . . . you must do it right away or lose your opportunity. Once mother asked me to mow our yard. Growing up we had a fairly large yard (an acre and ½), the back was a 20 degree grade and the front

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Ministers and Success

2 Corinthians 2:15 The minister is not responsible for his success. He is responsible for what he preaches; he is accountable for his life and actions; but he is not responsible for other people. If I do but preach God’s word, if there never were a soul saved, the King would say, “Well done, good

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Making the Nations Glad

Malachi 1:11 1)We are in a world of constant change: Global events/ natural disasters/ diversity within the SBC . . . 20 years ago 95% of churches in SBC were what we call “traditional churches” today, 50% are what we call “traditional churches” within 5 years only 30% are what we call “traditional churches.” -Political

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The Leader Can’t Do It All By Himself

Exodus 18:17-23 I. The preacher and the staff can’t do it all by themselves. (17-18) Moses couldn’t. The disciples couldn’t. We need your help and we are all ministers. What results when a leader tries to do it alone? 1. He is overworked and simply cannot do all that needs to be done. 2. The people

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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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A Study of 1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians I. Thessalonica A. History 1) Cassander, a former general of Alexander the Great and later king of Macedonia, founded the city in 315 BC and named it after his wife, the half sister of Alexander. 2) 167 BC it was captured by the Romans and named the capital of one of their four

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Send a Great Revival

Acts 2 Introduction: Peerless British pastor Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) shares the following in his sermon titled “The Great Revival” preached Sunday morning, March 28th, 1858 at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens:  “My soul has been made exceedingly full of happiness, by the tidings of a great revival of religion throughout the United States. 

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