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The Miracle | Jonah 3

Many occurrences in the book of Jonah have been described as miracles (the storm, the fish, etc.), yet as we have seen, most are simply God’s display of authority within nature. Miracle must be unnatural (or supernatural), and storms, fish, and plants are all common to the natural world. However, repentance certainly is a miracle. …

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Blessed Are Those (I) | Psalm 119:1

Blessed are those whose way is blameless,who walk in the law of the LORD. Psalm 119:1 ESV Verses 1-3 are the preamble to this magnificent and glorious psalm, while the remaining 173 verses are a long-form plea to God for this blessed description to become a reality within our hearts and lives. Blessed is the …

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The Truth of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIL04ZdVyxs Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 ESV God gave to Adam and Eve all things. All lands were theirs to explore. All plants were theirs to cultivate. All fruit was theirs to enjoy. All animals were …

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J. I. Packer on Reading the Bible

With J. I. Packer’s recent passing, it seems only proper to again encourage everyone who has not yet read his book Knowing God to by all means do so. The following quotation is from that very book. Again, it is to be feared that many today who profess to be Christ’s never learn wisdom, through …

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Must Not Even Be Named Among You | Ephesians 5:3-6

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral …

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The Rescue | Jonah 1:17-2:10

This sermon was originally preached in 2015. Having now almost covered the first chapter the Jonah, we note that Jonah is not a sympathetic character. Jonah is not the archetypical hero for whom we cheer. In many ways, Jonah is not even remotely a pleasant person based upon what we have read. Fortunately, in this …

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The Darkness Has Not Overcome It | John 1:5

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5 ESV The world is dark. Even the most steadfast optimist must admit that there is something fundamentally wrong. Why else do we weep because of the lives lost to murder? Gun control will not end killings, just as no treaty …

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The Goodness of God

https://youtu.be/E2W3BEvMKjQ You are good and do good;teach me your statutes. Psalm 119:68 ESV God brought the Israelites out of their slavery in Egypt by majestically displaying His glory. Ten plagues of apocalyptic magnitude He poured upon the Egyptians, His presence manifested in pillars of cloud and fire to His people as they fled, His mighty …

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There Is Always Something That Needs Mortifying | Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson writes the following paragraph in his little book, Heaven Taken by Storm: Showing the Holy Violence a Christian Is to Put Forth in the Pursuit of Glory: Even where sin has received its deadly wound and is in part abated, the work of mortification is not to be laid aside. The apostle persuades …

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Walk in Love | Ephesians 5:1-2

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV Chapter four was marked by two walk commands, and in chapter five, we are given the remaining three. Our verses give the first …

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