Category Archives: From My Pastor’s Sermons

3 Ways to Get Rid of the Sin and Darkness that Overcomes Us

  I think we all understand the temptation to sin. We understand that there is a devil that temps us, that we have sinful flesh, and that the world is also tempting us.  But what is really difficult to understand … Continue reading

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Prayer Is Much Like Worry But Very Different

  In our church service today the sermon was on worry, from Philippians 4:1-9.  One of the points the pastor made is that worry is much like prayer. I was immediately intrigued. He said that in both worry and prayer … Continue reading

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Jewish Pilgrimages: How We May Benefit From Them

  In the Old Testament times the Jews would pilgrimage to Jerusalem 3 times a year on their feast days (Deut. 16:16-17): On the Feast of Unleavened Bread — this year on April 15 On the Feast of Weeks — … Continue reading

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Knowing That God Is Near Gives Us Strength for Purity

Originally posted on Studying Bible Prophecy:
A pastor once said to a man who couldn’t resist clicking on porn sites, “If you knew that Jesus was near you, sitting right next to you while you were on your computer, would…

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Our Relationship with our Heavenly Father – from Luke 15:11-32

What should our relationship with our heavenly Father be like? Too often I think it is like the relationship the younger son had with his father in the parable in Luke 15:11-32 (included at the end of this post). That … Continue reading

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Let Perseverance Finish its Work: Four Steps to Christian Maturity – from James 1:4

  For a long time I have marveled at James 1:2-3—that we are to count it all joy when we fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of our faith produces patience. Now, just in the last month, I … Continue reading

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How Not to Say the Wrong Things – from James 3:6-4:10

 For the last few weeks God has been speaking to me through my pastor’s sermons.  It’s been great.  I love it when that happens.  Anyway, God has been speaking to me about the way I communicate with people.  I don’t … Continue reading

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