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Request A Prosperous Life

Request A Prosperous Life

1 Chronicles 4:10

In the middle of a very long list of genealogies, recorded in the book of 1 Chronicles, there are a few short verses about a man named Jabez who was a descendant of Judah. We never read about him again, but it appears Jabez was included in this list because of his bold request…and God’s […]

Do What It Says

Do What It Says

James 1:22-25

In the last two messages we’ve considered the importance of our love relationship with God, how Jesus desires our love much more than any of our works and how we must continue in prayer for our love to grow. ALL we do ought to be driven by love! When we study God’s Word, we do […]

Continual and Loving Communication

Continual and Loving Communication

Psalm 5:1-3

In the message “By Our Love” we saw how Jesus desires for us to mature in our love for our Heavenly Father and for others. But as we continue our walk, we soon discover many decision points where we must choose between two paths…with only one being the path of God. At these critical moments, […]

By Our Love

By Our Love

Revelation 2:4

The Church in Ephesus was established by the Apostle Paul and became one of the most prominent churches in the early days of Christianity. Paul ministered in Ephesus for three years (Acts 19:1-20), and a few years later wrote the church a special letter of encouragement and instruction (the book of Ephesians); “Ever since I […]

A Famine of Hearing

A Famine of Hearing

Amos 8:11-12

Like most of the Old Testament prophets, Amos was chosen by God to deliver a message of repentance and judgment; “Seek the Lord and live, or He will sweep through the house of Joseph like a fire” (Amos 5:6). God was calling His people to return, but they had wandered far from His presence and […]

Increase The Light

Increase The Light

1 John 1:5-6

In the physical world, there is no measurable quantity which defines darkness; dark is simply the absence of light. Therefore, the measure of darkness can only be in reference to the measure of light – less darkness is only achieved through more light. In the spiritual world, darkness represents the evil of the enemy and […]

Run With Perseverance

Run With Perseverance

Hebrews 12:1-2

Our life can be a long and sometimes difficult race. We often grow weary and are in great need of rest. But this race is not like any we have ever run. We do not compete against the other runners, nor do we all even run the same course. We run the race marked out […]

Let it Die

Let it Die

John 12:24

During the three short years of Jesus’ earthly ministry, He performed many miracles and preached to crowds large and small. But the moment of greatest acceptance came the week before Jesus was crucified as He entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey. A large number had gathered from all over Israel in preparation of the Passover: […]

Run According To His Plan

Run According To His Plan

Matthew 19:30

In baseball, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins. But if we attempt to apply the plan of baseball to the game of golf, we will lose every time. Golf is played with different rules and requires a different strategy. Needless to say, it’s critical to understand the rules […]

An Unblemished Sacrifice

An Unblemished Sacrifice

Malachi 1:7-8

During the days of Moses, God established specific laws for sacrifices. He called for animal sacrifices to teach His people the seriousness of sin and to prepare the way for Jesus. God taught that when a sacrifice was offered, it was to be pure and without blemish: “If the offering is a burnt offering from […]

Our Privileged Responsibility

Our Privileged Responsibility

Malachi 2:7-9

God has always set aside a select group to carry forth His Word and to help guide His people. In the Old Testament times God designated the descendants of Levi to be priests. The priests were to perform the various sacrifices, give instruction regarding God’s Law, and be the general interface between God and man. […]