Your Sin Will Find You Out

Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. (1 John 3: 4) Sin is missing the mark or the target God has set. And as the creation and as Christians, our duty is to attempt to hit that mark set by God – not to miss it or ignore it. To anyone interested…

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We Will Serve the Lord – Part 7

It is now time to take a brief look at one of those records of conversion from Acts 8: the conversion of the Ethiopian treasurer, beginning with verse 26. I am going to emphasize only two or three points. The rest is obvious. Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and…

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We Will Serve the Lord – Part 6

The surgery required to repair a hardened heart starts with sitting down and reading the Book of God. We need to bury our heads in the Bible relying on it for our oxygen and to not come up for the stale outside air until we know enough about it to identify the requirements. Once done…

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We Will Serve the Lord – Part 5

So the Egyptians rode out into the Sea with their eyes wide open, seeing all the signs and ignoring them. And later while the wonder of this mighty miracle was fresh in memory, the Israelites themselves started hardening up just like Pharaoh and the Egyptians and quickly turned away from the Word of God. They…

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We Will Serve the Lord – Part 4

Have you ever thought of the details of the miracle worked at night long ago at the edge of the Red Sea; the one that left Egypt leaderless and their military decimated the next day? You probably know archaeologists and scientists (along with more than a few religious teachers and people) are quick to discount…

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We Will Serve the Lord – Part 3

  So how does a heart get hardened? Let’s start this way: just as surely as there is only one God, there is only one Bible – just one. No one has added another book to the Old Testament; and there is not a chapter twenty-three for Revelation out there awaiting inclusion in the New…

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We Will Serve the Lord – Part 2

Part Two:  Each Pharaoh of Egypt had grown up being told he was a god, although they surely must have known better. They had probably seen other pharaohs pass into eternity and had to know they were but men or women who had been born into the right family. They all bled if cut. When…

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The Holy Spirit In Acts

John the Baptist preached “the kingdom is at hand!” (Matt. 3:2). John told the Jewish leaders that the Messiah was coming. With the Messiah would be two events: (1) the baptism of the Holy Spirit, God’s phrase that represented the arrival of the kingdom of God, restoration of God’s covenant with Israel, and blessings to…

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