HOLY SPIRIT: UNIVERSAL HUMANITY - Part1

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“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28). It is a poorly illustrated point that the Holy Spirit has changed the world for the better through the Church.  This is...

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Tags: god, christ, holy spirit, humanism, universal humanity

"I" MUST DECREASE

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“He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). This was John the Baptist’s answer to his disciples who were concerned that Jesus was “appropriating” their ministry.  From their perspective, it felt like Jesus was “stealing” the stage from...

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Tags: jesus, god, john, pride, sacrifice, i, humility, success, self, self-help, narcissism, self-promotion, self-less

DOES GOD NEED TO SATISFY THE SKEPTICS?

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“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 NASB). Just because “the world through its wisdom did not come to know God” (1 Cor. 1:21b), does not mean it...

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Tags: faith, jesus, god, darkness, testimony, light, atheist, unbelief, proof, son of god, disbelief, skeptic, demonstration, skeptical, scoffer

THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS - P2

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“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is removed” (2 Thessalonians 2:7).    What is “the mystery of lawlessness”?  Scripture addresses lawlessness clearly, but Paul is speaking...

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Tags: jesus, sin, god, grace, king, rebellion, world, politics, antichrist, kings, king jesus, mystery, anointed, ignorance, lawlessness, man of lawlessness, spirit of lawlessness, spirit of antichrist

THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS - P1

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“And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold” (Matthew 24:12).  Lawlessness is increasing, and at a record pace.  We see it in the hearts of anarchists who violate God’s Law when they tear at every human authority—looting...

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Tags: love, jesus, sin, god, culture, law, rebellion, leaders, nations, society, greatest commandment, neighbors, lawlessness, rulers, moral law, god's law, distrust, coldness

AN ENDLESSLY EXALTED NATION

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“Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).  We are all born citizens of nations.  Citizenship is a contract.  We are called by our nation’s name and given benefits and protections under its laws if we offer our aid to...

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Tags: jesus, god, salvation, kingdom of god, king, citizen, politics, citizenship, nation, nations, kingdoms, rulers, politicians

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE JUDGEMENT

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“So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” (John 16:22) We have sorrows in this life as well as joys. Solomon reflected on this nature of the fallen creation when he said, “there is an...

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Tags: jesus, mercy, god, cross, father, hope, joy, peace, trial, struggle, happiness, judgement, grief, difficulty, repentence, seasons, saddness

AMBASSADORS IN THE WORLD - 2020s Edition

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The New Year is almost upon us.  The end of one year and the beginning of the next is a natural and perfect time to reflect.  Who are we and where did we come from?  What are we doing here now?  Where are we going? After what we’ve experienced in 2020, it is timely...

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Tags: heaven, love, jesus, mercy, god, powers, fear, authority, government, conflict, obedience, exile, world, citizen, strangers, king jesus, citizenship, struggles, ambassadorship, ambassador, alien, rulers, sojourner, cold war, nazis, 2020, 2021

GABRIEL, MARY, AND GOD'S ETERNAL PLAN

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Our text is one of the most famous passages of Scripture – the first declaration in the New Testament of God’s wonderful plan in Jesus Christ.  Luke 1:26-38:   “26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee named Nazareth...

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Tags: jesus, god, luke, eden, prophecy, david, fall, mary, nazareth, daniel, promise, messiah, god's word, yahweh, joseph, zechariah, eve, abel, cain, seth, name of jesus, gabriel, galilee, yeshua, davidic covenant, seed of the woman, annointed one, chritsmas, son of the most high

Government and Media Oppression: P2 (Reprint from Feb 2019)

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“Why do You hide Your face and forget our affliction and our oppression?” (Ps. 44:24) In terms of deeds, Elijah is the greatest prophet that ever lived.  Yet, due to the culture and government’s oppression towards faithful people, Elijah was so weighed down and anxious...

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Tags: god, government, elijah, media, oppression, jezebel, fake news, character assassination, socery

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