Category Archives: Death

Inheriting Eternal Life

Consecration is our part, sanctification is God’s part. (1) What must I do to inherit eternal life? (2) I am not certain Christians ask this question anymore.  We have become so enamored with the world that we, in the terms of Joel … Continue reading

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Two Loves – John 3:16-21

Preaching Notes October 7, 2012 John 3:16–21 (ESV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.  For God did not send his Son into … Continue reading

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How to Be Born From Above

Preaching Notes  September 30, 2012 John 3:1–18 (ESV) Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a … Continue reading

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Walking through the Valley

Whenever the road we are walking gets hard, so steep that it steals our breath or so low that it  compresses our spirits, we long for flat land. When life becomes a challenge, we reach for the EASY BUTTON. While we may … Continue reading

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Suffering and Compassion

We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,  and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. (1) Christiaan Beker, the Dutch theologian and one of the most respected Pauline scholars of the 20th century, advised his students to never … Continue reading

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If My People Will Pray

Preaching Notes If My People Will Pray 2 Chronicles 7:11–22 Thus Solomon finished the house of the Lord and the king’s house. All that Solomon had planned to do in the house of the Lord and in his own house … Continue reading

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My Sin Made Me a Better Person

The way you handle your sin is as important as the sin itself. (1) A friend came to me recently to let me know how I had hurt them awhile ago.  Since my offense, our relationship had been broken for them, while … Continue reading

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