The King Has Conquered

The Lord Said to My Lord | Mark 12:35-44

And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared,             “‘The Lord said to my Lord,            “Sit at my right hand,                        until I put your enemies under your feet.”’             David himself calls him Lord. …

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Gifts, God, & Our Desperate Struggle Against Time

Although I read N. D. Wilson’s Death by Living back in 2017, I have regularly visited certain passages and chapters ever since. The following is one such quotation: Our futile struggle in time is courtesy of God’s excessive giving. Sunset after sunset make it hard to remember and hold just one. Smell after smell. Laugh …

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Sermon Series

VIII. Theft | Exodus 20:15

You shall not steal. Exodus 20:15 ESV Having now studied the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Commandments, we are prepared to enter the second half of the second table of the Ten Commandments. As with the previous three commandments, we will continue to seek three things from this text: the explicit meaning of the commandment, the …

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Biblical Wisdom

One Gives Freely; Another Withholds | Proverbs 11:24

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Proverbs 11:24 ESV   The natural impulse is to hoard. Money, food, stuff. Everything is gathered together, then guarded. We don't call it selfishness. It's self-preservation, prudence. After all, how can we help others if we don't …

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My God Will Supply Every Need of Yours | Philippians 4:14-23

Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. Not that …

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How to Tithe Your Time

For many Christians, giving tithes and offerings are a normal part of life. Even though I do not think that Christians are necessarily bound by a tithe (or 10%) today, I fervently uphold the principle of giving a portion of our finances back to God since they all came from Him in the first place. With that said, my …

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7 Principles of Biblical Giving

Giving to the poor is a staple of Christianity and most other religions. Typically, we consider giving alms to be an inherently righteous and holy act, so when Jesus warned that there was a wrong way to give to the needy, most people likely hadn't even considered that was possible. How can giving ever be …

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Giving | Matthew 6:1-4

SUGGESTED VERSES FOR MEMORIZATION & MEDITATION Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 6:1) Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the …

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