Category Archives: Perseverance

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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My House is Worth What?

Romans 2:1-24 Illustration: Three home owners in three different parts of the country strategize on maximizing their homes’ values. Romans is talking about the family of God . . . the Jews. They were valuable in God’s sight. Yet, they neglected this value, turned their backs upon God, and suffered greatly. Today, thanks be to God,

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Finishing the Task

Nehemiah 4:1-6:19 1) We must come together, (Nehemiah 4:1-4). a. Everyone must volunteer, (Nehemiah 4:1), we plural … we all were doing our task. b. Watch each other’s back, (Nehemiah 4:2b), mocked. Whenever you are working for the Lord you will be mocked. You will be questioned. c. Never forget the reason we are working

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Lessons From Nehemiah

1) God gives us much more than we deserve, (Nehemiah 9:7-25). Solomon says there is nothing new under the sun. Humans have not changed. In spite of our sinfulness, God has been good to you and me. The question I have often heard is, “If God is good, why has He allowed this bad thing to happen

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Lessons from a Bar-B-Q

Daniel 3 Topics: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The story is of three Hebrew children, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; also known by their Chaldean names of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The fiery furnace was a place that was kept hot 24 hours a day for the cremation of the dead. I. Standing firm begins before you face the fiery

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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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Don’t Quit!

Matthew 25:40 As a minister, I see a lot of funerals . . . Perhaps you read not too long ago about the tragic death of Larry LaPrise . . . he wrote the hokey pokey. He put his right leg in and took his right leg out. I personally want to thank you for

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