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The Sword of the Spirit

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If you know Jesus, you are equipped with everything you could possibly need for the battles you will face in this life. We've spent the last few days walking through Ephesians 6 - the "armor of God" passage, and each piece of armor has served a protective purpose. There is only one weapon mentioned. Paul …

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Our Most Precious Commodity: God’s Word

This article is adapted from my sermon from 1 Samuel 2-3 …

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Three Functions of the Word of God

Every time I stand up to preach, I have the privilege of watching God's living word accomplish dynamic things in the lives of people. In 1 Thessalonians, Paul spells out three distinct functions that the Word of God performs in our lives... As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of …

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A Firm Foundation For Life

Download the MP3 Based on 1 Peter 1:17-25 ONE GREAT TRUTH: The foundation upon which our faith is built - the blood of Christ and the Word of God - is unshakable, unchanging, and everlasting. …

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Preaching with Sincerity

Paul addressed the issue of sincerity in preaching on several occasions throughout the New Testament. One such instance is 2 Corinthians 2:17, "For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ." As I have reflected on this verse, …

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On Your Feet, Soldier!

This past Sunday, I began preaching in Genesis with chapter one, verse one. The message started a lengthy commitment to preaching all of the word. I don't think I've ever been as satisfied by a message in all of my ministry. I had studied and prepared for about six weeks for just the first chapter of Genesis. …

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The Nightline Debate: Proving the Existence of God

Last night, millions watched the debate between Kelly and Brian Sabient (representing atheism) and Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron (attempting to prove God's existence without using faith or the Bible). I have reviewed as much of the video as I can stand and have come to some interesting conclusions. At first, …

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Let the Word Have Its Way

"Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you." -2 Thessalonians 3:1 I must admit that few things in life are more exhilarating than preaching God's Word. That's how God has wired me, that my great passion in life would be to see …

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Hearing the Word of God

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." -Romans 10:17 What do you think of preaching? For some, the word "boring" instantly popped into your mind. You'd rather be watching grass grow. Ask yourself, why did the Puritans sit in church services for three to four hours hearing a …

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Is the Battle for the Bible Over?

A well-known Christian apologetics ministry denies the accuracy of the biblical genealogies to support an old-earth view. America's most well-known evangelist and spiritual mentor alleges in a Newsweek article that "I'm not a literalist in the sense that every single jot and tittle is from the Lord..." A leader …

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