Why Missions? | Nahum 1

Nahum is not a common book to preach from in general, but even so, using it as our platform for discussing the reason and heart behind missions is more than a bit ironic. If any minor prophet is thought to have a missional theme, it would be Jonah, the reluctant prophet whom God sent to …

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V. Honor | Exodus 20:12

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 ESV In our study of the Ten Commandments, we enter now the second table of commands. Commandments 1-4 comprise the first table, which describes how we are to love God, …

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How We Pray | Colossians 1:9-14

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and …

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IV. The Holy Day | Exodus 20:8-11

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, …

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Sabbath: Exalting God | Humbling Man

As I turned my computer on this morning, I was greeted with an image of some beautiful Alaskan mountains, curtesy of Bing, that said, “What to get away from it all?” My heart’s answer was yes. Yes, it would be great to escape the pressures of everyday life, to behold firsthand the breath-taking wonders of …

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III. The Holy Name | Exodus 20:7

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Exodus 20:7 ESV   Sermons must take on the tone of their text. Expository preaching must capture not simply the point of the passage in question but also …

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I. No Other Gods | Exodus 20:1-3

And God spoke all these words, saying, I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:1-3 ESV Throughout our study on the Ten Commandments, we will seek to focus a great deal upon …

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