Our Great Salvation

The audience to whom Peter wrote this letter was suffering oppression & trials. They were scattered throughout Asia Minor because of persecution. And if you know anything about suffering, it causes your eyes to look downward. Suffering causes you to despair. You are weighed down with the heaviness of your situation or condition. Your focus […]

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Got Religion or a Relationship?

Do you have a real relationship with Jesus Christ or are you merely religious? If you answer, “Yes, I have a relationship with Jesus,” let me ask another question – “How do you know it is a personal relationship with the living Lord versus some religious experience or religious routine?” Now, I’m not trying to […]

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Trials: GOD’s Refining Fire

This morning we are going to talk about trials & how GOD uses them to refine His children. According to Nelson’s Bible Dictionary, a trial is an adversity, the enduring of which proves the merit of an individual’s faith. How is it that some believers can grow in their faith, worship GOD passionately, & remain […]

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The Hope of GOD’s Salvation

As we noted last week, Peter was inspired by GOD to write this letter to real people, who were living through real persecution, in real cities, scattered throughout the Roman Empire. I say that because a lot of people discount or disregard the Word of GOD’s sufficiency when life gets difficult for them. I remember […]

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Spiritual Anchor Bolts

This week we want to discuss how a believer firms up his faith upon his sure foundation. According to the National Building Code in America, homes must be anchored to their foundations. Why is that? To keep a structure from being uprooted, damaged, or perhaps destroyed in the event of adverse weather, floods, strong winds, […]

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A Heavenly Father

In the days of Jesus, the Pharisees & Scribes had devised such a legalistic system whereby one was to know GOD & enter His kingdom that it totally disfigured the character & nature of GOD. Well, Jesus came to earth to testify of the truth that men could be liberated from false religion & come […]

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Authentic Assurance

There’s not much preaching today on “assurance of salvation.” This is a strange phenomenon which has developed over the last several decades because the Apostles consistently addressed this subject in the 1st Century. In fact, the Apostle John devoted an entire letter to this matter. A believer’s assurance of salvation is so important that it […]

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Last Words

Last words are important. Down through history, every generation has been intrigued by the last words of others. Why? Because final words seem to create a lasting memory or provide extremely wise counsel. In this last message of our series, we’re going to look at some of the last words in the last chapter of […]

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Lest We Forget

Once a year we observe Memorial Day, we break from our routines to remember the price of those who traded their Tomorrows for our Today. But, for the Christian, every Sunday is a celebration of the Memorial of Christ. Lest we forget the Lord’s sacrifice & triumphant resurrection, we assemble every week to honor & […]

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The Perfect Ending

In the beginning of creation, everything was good & perfect (Genesis 1 & 2). But, when Adam & Eve sinned, the world fell into chaos, confusion, & corruption. Thus, all of the evil in our world is the result of sin & sinful men. But, thankfully, GOD has not abandoned His fallen creation. One day […]

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MOM

Mary would experience much Joy as the mother of Christ, but in addition to that joy, Simeon prophesied that grief would also flood her heart. Now, the calling of motherhood is not an easy one, but imagine having the added stress of raising & caring for GOD’s own Son. Yet Mary demonstrated how to be […]

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The Judgment Seat of Christ

There is coming a day when the way we have served the Lord during our life on earth will be brought into review. Our conduct, motives, & service unto the Lord will be manifested & tested at the judgment seat of Christ. We will stand before Christ to receive rewards or suffer the loss of […]

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Justice Is Served

Revelation 20:11 describes a courtroom scene, it’s the trial of the ages. This frightening scripture details the dreadful day when all unbelievers will be confronted with the truth they have scoffed, denied, ignored, & dismissed. The Great White Throne Judgment is the final bar of justice in GOD’s plan for dealing with sin, once & […]

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Thy Kingdom Come

There is something in the heart of every human being that longs for a world where justice & peace reign supreme, & where war & suffering cease. That, my friends, is nothing less than the divine fingerprints of GOD’s truth, written on the heart. On another note, GOD also instilled in the human heart a […]

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The Wedding of the Ages

We all love weddings. We all love a wedding feast. It is an exciting event. It is indescribably wonderful, thrilling, & beautiful. Now GOD chose a wedding to describe that moment when we become one with the Lord Jesus Christ in even a fuller sense than we are one with Him now. When we become […]

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Here Comes The King

These verses in Revelation chapter 19 introduce the final act of history as we now know it. It details that great event anticipated by believers in every century, & that which the Old Testament prophets wrote, & that which the New Testament writers longed for. This is the moment to which the entire book of […]

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GOD’s Fire Breathing Preachers

Many people have asked, “If the church is Raptured out of this world before the Tribulation, how will anyone be saved?” That’s a good question; but, don’t worry, GOD has already considered this. History is His story, and GOD has and will always give the world a witness, & this period of judgment will be […]

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The Final Countdown

It is almost impossible to watch or read the news today without hearing about the escalating tension among the nations of our world & impending global conflict. Just this past Friday, the headline on a major U. K. news site read, “Is there going to be a World War 3 & who would win? From […]

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