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Finishing Dead Last

Finishing Dead Last

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel. Proverbs 1:1 The book of Proverbs contains some of the over 3,000 sayings of Solomon, who is known as the wisest man who ever lived (1 Kings 4:30).  Unfortunately, Solomon didn't always heed his own advice and...

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324:  Complete in Him or Christ is Not Enough

324: Complete in Him or Christ is Not Enough

In Colossians 2 we find the church being warned about deception and being led away into error by persuasive and enticing words.  The word to them was to be “rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith” (Col. 2:7).

But what if we’re not?
What if we’re not rooted and grounded in Him and established in the faith?
What if we’re more concerned about this world and what it thinks of me rather than pleasing Him?
What if we want “My Best Life Now” today?
What if we’re more earth bound than heaven bound?

What happens when we try to satisfy our deepest needs and longings for acceptance, love, belonging, companionship, and purpose in our own flesh and not realize Christ has already satisfied those very needs in His flesh on the cross?

What do we do when we find ourselves in that dire strait?

To find out more about being complete in Christ, keep listening.
 

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Proverbs 1:8-19 – The Danger of Bad Company

Proverbs 1:8-19 – The Danger of Bad Company

The Danger of Bad Company One of the most overlooked and ignored warnings in all of Scripture is found in 1 Corinthians 15:33.  Here the Lord tells us to not be deceived.  But deceived about what? 1 Corinthians 15:33 - Do not be deceived:  "Evil company corrupts good...

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Day One:  From Proverbs 1

Day One: From Proverbs 1

But Fools Today, Day One, we are looking at the first Proverb.  And, as often happens, I am arrested by the simplicity of the Lord's words: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction" (Prov. 1:7). First, let's see...

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Day Twenty-One:  From Proverbs 21

Day Twenty-One: From Proverbs 21

Some truths for today from Proverbs 21. Proverbs 21:2 - Every way (or, path, journey, pattern of life) of a man is right (or, just, straight, upright, correct, ethically or morally pleasing) in his own eyes, but (contrast) the LORD weighs (or, measures, ponders,...

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323:  How to Survive the Great Deception

323: How to Survive the Great Deception

The Great Deception we are facing today centers around the same issues the church at Colossae was struggling with.  And it all has to do with this one simple question:  Who is Jesus?

Is He really the only way to the Father?
Is He really the only way to heaven?
Why is He right and everyone else wrong?
Isn’t that intolerant and judgmental?
And isn’t being intolerant and judgmental a sin?

Hence, the Great Deception.  Want to find out how to survive the Great Deception?  Then keep listening.
 

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Day Nineteen:  From Proverbs 19

Day Nineteen: From Proverbs 19

The following are a few passages that specifically spoke to me this morning.  Two great truths and a prayer. First, the prayer: Lord, help me listen to only Your voice and not blindly forge ahead in my own so-called wisdom. Proverbs 19:21 - There are many plans (or,...

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322:  Sending Me to You in the Form of Him

322: Sending Me to You in the Form of Him

In John 14 we see Jesus, trying to encourage His disciples, telling them a wondrous truth.  He said, “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another (allos— another, but of the same kind and essence, of equal quality) Helper, that He may abide with you forever” (John 14:16).

Or, to put it another way, Jesus said, “I’m leaving.  But I’m going to send Me to you in the form of Him— to be with you forever.”

Really?  But what does that mean?  And what are the implications of that amazing truth?

Much.  So much.  Keep listening to find out more.
 

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321:  Are You a Faker?

321: Are You a Faker?

A faker is defined as someone who presents a false or misleading representation of themselves or someone who is not authentic or genuine, a sham.

Many church members today are fakers.  And the person they fake out the most is themselves.  They believe they are saved because they prayed a prayer, or walked an aisle, or raised a hand, or were baptised, or whatever— yet true salvation never took place.  They became part of the great throng of baptised, unsaved, church members.

How?  How can that be?  Because they skipped a key step in salvation.  They went from God’s effectual call straight to conversion without the sovereign act of regeneration taking place.

And that makes them a faker.  And being a faker is a terrible place to be.

Want to know more about being a fake Christian and how to find true, authentic, genuine faith?  Then keep listening.
 

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320:  How to Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

320: How to Receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

In his book, The Baptism With the Holy Spirit, RA Torrey reveals a Scriptural path of seven simple steps anyone can follow to be baptized with the Holy Spirit.  All seven steps are found or implied from Acts 2:38.

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

The steps include:

  1. You must be saved.  Truly saved.
  2. You must renounce all sin.
  3. You must be baptised.
  4. You must live a life of obedience.
  5. You must have a desire, a thirst for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
  6. You must ask.
  7. You must ask in faith and believe.

Do you want to know more about the abundant spiritual life and the indwelling Presence of the Holy Spirit?  If so, then keep listening.

The following is a study on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
 

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Revelation 3:15-17

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