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456:  Fully Embracing the Kingdom of God

456: Fully Embracing the Kingdom of God

I love this quote, “The definition of a fanatic is someone who loves Jesus more than you do.” So true. But as a culture, we have always had a love/hate relationship with total commitment and self-abandonment. We admire those whose commitment leads them to do great …

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455:  Exactly What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

455: Exactly What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

As we begin our study on John the Baptist, we are going to take the Scripture accounts of his life from all four gospels and merge them into one single narrative. But rest assured, all you will see is nothing but Scripture. Nothing has been added. This helps us get …

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454:  How Does God Respond to Repentance?

454: How Does God Respond to Repentance?

The following message is from the first two chapters of the book of Joel. In fact, as we go through Joel, I think you’ll be amazed and comforted at how the crisis in Joel’s time (locust invasion) parallels the crisis we are facing as a church and a nation today. For me …

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453:  How Can We Increase our Faith?

453: How Can We Increase our Faith?

As I have been sharing with you since late last year, the times we are facing as believers, and as a church and a nation, demand faith. But not faith as usual or faith that is comfortable. We need mature faith, secure faith, maybe even radical faith to believe what …

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452:  Learning How to Hear the Voice of God

452: Learning How to Hear the Voice of God

As we see the day of His return approaching, we must be more diligent to make sure we don’t fall for the great deception Jesus spoke about (Matt. 24:4) and prepare ourselves for the coming apostasy (2 Thes. 2:3). Why? Because as our Lord warned, the deception would be …

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451:  Make No Mistake, Everything Follows Faith

451: Make No Mistake, Everything Follows Faith

One of the questions each of us will have to come to grips with as we see the time of our Lord’s return approaching is this: Do you believe what you say you believe? Or, more pointedly, how does your life reflect what you claim to believe? In other words, do we really …

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Certainty in the Days of Uncertainty, Part 2

Certainty in the Days of Uncertainty, Part 2

As a brief word of encouragement today, let’s look at one of the most profound and powerful chapters in all the New Testament, Romans 8. And let’s look at just the last two verses and see if we can get something for today to help us smile. For I am persuaded that …

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Certainty in the Days of Uncertainty, Part One

Certainty in the Days of Uncertainty, Part One

Yesterday was the second Sunday we met together virtually, and I, for one, can’t wait until we can put aside social distancing and meet again face-to-face. I miss your voice as you sing songs to the Lord and offer prayers to Him for the sake of others. I miss your …

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“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Revelation 3:15-17