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Christian Persecution is Real. The 7 churches in Revelation series

A woman in India watches as her sister is dragged off by Hindu nationalists. She doesn’t know if her sister is alive or dead.
A man in a North Korean prison camp is shaken awake after being beaten unconscious; the beatings begin again.
A woman in Nigeria runs for her life. She has escaped from Boko Haram, who kidnapped her. She is pregnant, and when she returns home, her community will reject her and her baby.
A group of children are laughing and talking as they come down to their church’s sanctuary after eating together. Instantly, many of them are killed by a bomb blast. It’s Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka
These people don’t live in the same region, or even on the same continent. But they share an important characteristic: They are all Christians, and they suffer because of their faith.…Christian Persecution is real.  Today, we look at the church at Smyrna, the persecuted church.

The Strangest Valentines Day Sermon Ever (The Dead Church, part 2)

The Dead Church.  Part 2.

If something dies, it is appropriate to bury it.  But, sometimes, for whatever reason, we can’t let go when a church dies…..and it will be like a dead person’s body strapped to the back of his killer during New Testament days….the penalty for murder.  The person you murdered will literally kill his murderer.

It’s the strangest Valentine’s Day sermon you will ever hear.  But it is a necessary one in this day and age in which we live when the church in America is dead.

The Dead Church

Does everyone around you think you are very much alive when you feel dead on the inside?  Well, that happened to a church.  Once upon a time there was a church that died and nobody noticed.  Tune in to this week’s podcast for the details……

The Church that lost its First Love. Ephesus.

Today, we begin a series of sermons on the Seven Churches in Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

Today’s church is Ephesus.  The Church that misplaced love.  Actually, they lost their “first love.”  Stay tuned for more….right now.

Be a Faithful Missionary

Gideon followed God. Be like Gideon

What to do when the world falls apart-Praise His Name

New Year – New Commitments

How to end a bad year on a good note

Mary – Believing the Impossible

The Christmas Promise

Mary’s Song of Joy

How do we know we can depend on Bible prophecy?

What Children Can Teach us at Thanksgiving

The Lost Doctrine of Discipleship

If you happen to end up with Nebuchadnezzar as President, be a Daniel

Spiritual Warfare. Reality or Fairy Tale – part 2

Spiritual Warfare. Reality or Fairy Tale?

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Morality Apart From Authority is Opinion

Does God Still Speak to Us?

How Do I Get and Keep Passion for the Messiah?

Passion in the Right Place

The Foundation of a Relationship with Christ

A Covenant Relationship with Christ

Life More Abundantly

Genuine Versus Hypocritical

Saved By Grace

God Will Make This Trial A Blessing

Commitment

Was the Messiah Intolerant?

God Chose You to be an Encourager

Share the Hope of the Gospel

A Fiery Tongue

Friends are Friends Forever

Send in the Choir

More than Conquerors

The Elephant Rope

Character Matters

 

Uzziah, the King who became a leper

Gossip

Guard Your Heart

 

Wheelbarrow Faith

It’s OK to Struggle

Resurrection Day 2020 – He’s Alive