The Kingdom Focused Church – Experiencing
Matthew 6:24-33 – Please take your Bible and turn to Matthew 6. We will read verses 24-33. – Jesus is beginning His earthly ministry with a foundational message which we have called the “Sermon on the Mount”. He has given instruction on several “how to’s” of life. We discover how to be blessed, how to […]
The Bible and Gambling
Matthew 6:24-34 The God who created man gave him, as a guideline for life, two ethics on which to live; two ethics on which to develop a lifestyle (see Genesis 1:26-28; 2:1-3; 3:19). These two ethics are work and worship. Work was, and is, God ordained. The Bible tells us in Genesis 2:2a that God worked. In Genesis 3:19 we discover God […]
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 […]
Gambling: What Is At Stake?
Isaiah 65:11 Introduction: Philip L. Wilson shares the following, “Gambling in some form or other has been around since ancient times. Some pharaohs of Egypt were known to be compulsive gamblers and often had their dice buried with them. Gambling was prevalent in ancient China as well, prompting the philosopher Confucius, who lived 500 years […]