A Preparedness Guide for the Lord’s Return

A Preparedness Guide for the Lord’s Return Scripture: Luke 12:35-59 Date: 2-18-18 By: Pastor Mark Sermon Notes 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3, NLT The light of His Word and the light of His way guide us as we follow Him as His dedicated disciples. In Luke 12, Jesus ha already shared that a dedicated disciple is not… […]

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Possessed by Our Possessions

When you read the Gospels, you may be surprised to find that Jesus spoke often about possessions; 16 of the 38 parables deal with how to handle money and possessions. The Bible offers 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 on faith, and more than 2,000 verses on money and possessions. Some misconceptions about money… […]

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Arms Wide Open

Setting: Jesus had been invited to eat at the home of a Pharisee, not because the Pharisees admired Him, but to find some way to ruin His ministry. Jesus turned the table on them and confronts their hypocrisy. Jesus used this moment as an opportunity to express His strongest displeasure, using the phrase, “woe to […]

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Keep Knocking

Pray Scripture; He said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, May your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come. Give us each day the food we need. Forgive us our sins, for we too forgive everyone who has wronged us. And do not lead us to hard testing.'” Luke 11:2-4, Complete Jewish Bible […]

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The Job Description Of A Believer

Our job description: We are to go out as Christ’s ambassadors; We are to look for ways to show mercy. Question: What must we do to inherit eternal life? The encounter with the expert in the law provides us with one of the best known parables of Jesus…The Parable of the Good Samaritan. The Participants: […]

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Seek and Pursue

We are ready to return to our studies in the Gospel of Luke, specifically, Chapter 10. This chapter provides us with the Believer’s Job Description. It gives answers to the question, “What in the world does a Christian do?” We are His ambassadors: The Apostle Paul stated, We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God […]

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Wow, What a Child

Probably no other verse has been more debated and discussed than Isaiah 7:14. This verse tells us, perhaps more than any other, what is so special about Jesus and why His birth is so significant. He was born of a virgin: The virgin will be with child, v. 14b Three things the Bible teaches about […]

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Experiencing Everlasting Joy

Joy is God’s gift to us that gives us strength; it is one of the fruit of the Spirit and is to be a part of our spiritual DNA. Joy is a vital part of God’s ultimate Kingdom. As we read God’s Word, we need to ask two questions: Is there something here that God […]

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