Are You An Under Rower For Christ?

I Corinthians 4:1 Today there are all kinds of famous people—Hollywood stars, professional athletes, narcissistic politicians, even celebrity preachers overseeing multi-million dollar ministries. It appears that our world has lost sight of what Christ said in Mark 10:43, “Whoever desi
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The Imperatives of Holiness

Matthew 7:22-27 Justification is the judicial act whereby God declares a believing sinner to be righteous. Sanctification flows out of this as a believing sinner is transformed in holiness. God will not declare a person righteous without also making him righteous. These are both essen
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The Necessity of Repentance

Today we will examine what Jesus meant when He used the word ‘repent’. From the very beginning of his ministry (Matthew 4:17), the word ‘repent’ was common in his teachings and throughout his earthly ministry. He boldly proclaimed before multitudes, “Unless you repent, you will all li
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The Treasure of the Kingdom

  Matthew 13:44-46 After the Jews rejected Christ and his kingdom in Matthew 12, Jesus began to preach using parables in order to hide the truth from those who had rejected him. He likens his kingdom to four soils where the seed was sown an also to a field that was sown with good
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Divine Soil Analysis

Matthew 13 Matthew 13 is the turning point in Jesus’ ministry. He had been offering the kingdom and himself as Israel’s king but the nation rejected him. From this point on, he no longer proclaimed that the kingdom was at hand but called individuals to surrender in faith to his lordsh
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Jesus Encounters Zacchaeus

The very nature of God is to seek and save sinners. From the very beginning of history, God has been seeking lost people but this good news is only good news to those who perceive that they are sinners in need of saving. Zacchaeus was one such man. Zacchaeus was a sinner. Notorious as
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Jesus’ Encounters His Mother

Jesus spent over 90% of his life in close proximity to his mother, Mary, and Scripture records several of His interactions with her. Because He was a perfect man, we can learn much from Him about how we should act in our relationships, especially toward our parents. First, we see Jesu
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Invasion Sweeps the Middle East

Daniel 11 Daniel 11 contains a detailed prophecy of future events (now history) so accurate that liberal scholars insist that Daniel must have been written after the fact because there is no way such events could have been predicted so precisely. Daniel received this revelation while
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The Invisible World of Spirits

Daniel 10 Daniel receives another vision in chapter 10 in the third year of Cyrus, which was Daniel’s seventieth year in captivity. Daniel was in a three week period of mourning, probably because only 40,000 of the Jews had returned to Israel when Cyrus allowed them to go home. Daniel
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A Good Conscience

Acts 24:16 Two men went fishing.  They weren’t having much success until one of them pulled out a stick of dynamite, lighted it, and threw it into the water.  The resulting explosion caused a bonanza of fish to float to the surface.  As soon as the ‘non-thrower’ recovered, he shouted
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