Category Archives: Obedience

Deuteronomy: A challenge to a new generation

January Bible Study 2015 By way of introduction The lead actor – a 124 year-old Moses – the only leader Israel has ever known The Book – his prophetic farewell speech to the Israelites – his last will and testament The people stood on the plains of Moab – just outside the Promised Land It was

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

I Peter 1:13-2:3 What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, I must admit, for a while I wanted to be Superman! One Christmas I received a Superman cape, and I tried out my supernatural powers by jumping off the front porch–only to discover that my cape malfunctioned, because I landed face down on

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What Can You Learn From a “Ham”?

Genesis 18-25 You have seen hams before . . . those people who are always playing practical jokes. What can you learn from a “ham”? Not much. But we can learn something from an Abraham. 1) A Ham recognizes the presence of the Lord . . . Lot, conversely, did not 2) A Ham isn’t   a

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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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Tests from God

Judges 3:1-29 1)      God allows thorns for our benefit (v.2) . . . to keep us from drifting from Him. In times of prosperity we can drift . . . Deuteronomy 6:10-12  “Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to

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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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Prepare to Meet Thy God

Amos 4:1-13 Two of life’s basic appointments – death and then the Judgment. Hebrews 9:27, “Just as man is destined to die and then the judgment.”God has made these appoints for us and we will all keep them. You need to be ready to meet God because…. I. You are a sinner, (Amos 4:1-5). None of

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Lessons from a “Drunken” Sailor

Jonah 1:1-17 I. Love unlovely: God accomplishes His will . . . sometimes this is not what we as selfish humans desire, (Jonah 1:1, Jonah 4:2). He did not give Jonah an option. It is easy to love those who love us. The Assyrians (whose Nineveh was an important city of the Assyrian empire). Nahum 2:11-12; Nahum 3:19 tells of

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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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Encountering God

Exodus 3:1-10 I. Turn Aside (1-3). How often in our busy lives does God try to get our attention and we don’t even notice? God’s call to a task can come to us at any time. This is why it is so important that we have a quiet time each day when we can listen to God. We need

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