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You Are Held, So Hold On!

Set in the electrifying context of Philippians 3, we find this most practical truth, and the theme verse for this teaching: “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me” (3:12). Understanding the absolute assurance of our …

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Conquering the Fear of Death

Have you ever seen the poster in a jail in an old western movie that says, “WANTED: DEAD and ALIVE”? No, because that would be ridiculous. In fact, there is perhaps no more stark contrast between two adjectives than the words “DEAD” and “ALIVE.” Think about the warmth and vitality of LIFE vs. the coldness, total silence and finality of …

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From There To Eternity

An enlightening overview of Scripture that will help you see more clearly how important we as God’s “imagers” are to Him, and what we can do for Him and the Lord Jesus. That emphasizes how vital it is for us to understand His Word, especially the fabulous truth that God has given us genuine free will. He is THE GOD …

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Will You Go Out Without Knowing Where?

Hebrews 11:8 says: “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” Now, a new year is set before each of us. God can see farther up the road of our lives than we can, but He has relegated …

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Perfecting Holiness In The Fear Of God

Holiness is not a destination, but a lifelong journey. The finished work of Jesus Christ is the starting point for each Christian’s journey, and it is also the reason why each of us can become like him, despite the sin nature that dwells in us. “Holiness” means conformity in thought, word, and deed to the character of God, our Father. …

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Four Days Of DEATH

John 11 is the stirring account of our Lord Jesus raising his dear friend Lazarus from the dead, and it is pregnant with principles for our spiritual walk with the Lord. This record also contains one of the clearest sections in Scripture explaining the “sleep” metaphor God uses to take the edge off the horror of death. Why “four days”? …

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The Trinity: Trick or Treat?

From the title of this teaching, you might suppose, “John is preaching to the choir.” But of course choir members still need reinforcement of their core beliefs, especially regarding an issue as critical as who is Jesus and what is his relationship to God. And John will take a little different tack to emphasize how this confusing, convoluted notion dilutes …

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Only You Can Prevent A Forest Fire—Or Start One

God chose WORDS as the means of communication between Him and us, and between us and us. Logically, mastering their use is critical—and perhaps the key to avoiding sin. There are countless verses in His Word about the power of the tongue—for either good or bad. The tongue is a lethal weapon—the easiest way to sin. At least 25 negative …

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Two Roads To Glory

As you know, belief in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to everlasting life (John 14:6). But did you know that in one sense, he is a divided highway, and both roads lead to glory? Are you aware that the vast majority of Christians are being taught that most everything Jesus said is pertinent to us Christians today? …

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Freedom of Speech

Today in the USA we hear plenty of rhetoric about “free speech,” which is supposed to be what sets us apart from other supposedly more repressive countries. The free expression of thought was one of the main reasons the Pilgrims left England and came here. As soon as God made it clear that He would use WORDS as the source …