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Easter 2019

Easter 2019

The Passover Feast has been described as being: The first of the three great festivals of the Israelite people. It referred to the sacrifice of a lamb in Egypt when the people of Israel were slaves. They smeared the blood of the lamb on their doorposts as a signal to God that He should "pass over" their houses when He destroyed all the firstborn of Egypt (Nelson's New I...

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Titus 2:1-2

Tit. 2;11-12

A man once had a dream in which he entered "Heaven's Grocery Store." As he walked into the large beautiful building, an angel handed him a basket and told him to browse the store in order to pick up whatever he wanted. He did so and, as he walked up and down the aisles, he noticed items labeled "PATIENCE" and "UNDERSTANDING" and "MERCY." He saw containers full of "LOVE" an...

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Weekend with Dr. Street

Foundations for a Godly Family - Web

What a wonderful opportunity we have the upcoming conference to worship Jesus and fellowship with one another! We are looking forward to hearing from Dr. John Street on the topic of the family. Online registration for "Foundations for a Godly Family" ends today. If you haven't already signed up, please register here:https://form.jotform.com/81766180356260. Dr. John Street...

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Titus 1:15-16

Tit. 1;15-16

Traditionally the Jews have always been a very meticulous and scrupulous people. They have always been very conscientious about their Law, especially as it relates to cleanliness. So, for example, the Old Testament said that you had to clean the dishes you ate from, but the Rabbis said that you had to clean wooden dishes more than glass dishes and temple dishes more than b...

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Titus 1:11-14

Titus 1;11-14

In a recent survey conducted by the Francis Schaeffer Institute, it was discovered that 75% of pastors said that they felt unqualified and ill-prepared for ministry. The survey also discovered that 71% said that they felt burnt out and 30% said that they had committed a sin that was so serious that they should not be in the ministry anymore. While those numbers are a littl...

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Titus 1:4-6

Titus 1;4-6

Several years ago, Forbes Magazine published a list of eight qualities that make a great leader. The list included: 1) Enthusiasm2) Integrity3) Great Communication Skills4) Loyalty5) Decisiveness6) Managerial Competence7) Empowerment8) Charisma The Bible has its own list of qualities that make a great leader and it is found in Titus 1. There Paul writes in verse 7, "For ...

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Titus 1:10-11

Titus 1;10-11

David Koresh was a cult leader from the 1990's who believed that he was the Messiah and had unlocked the seven seals of revelation. He also taught that the final battle of Armageddon was approaching and, as a result, his followers began to stockpile weapons in a military compound in Waco, Texas. This led to an investigation by the FBI and a 51 day stand-off that resulted i...

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Fear God

Fear God

You have likely heard the expression "fear of God", "fear God", or "fear of the Lord" which is commonly found in the Bible. Perhaps you have wondered. Why should I fear God? If I am a Christian do I still need to fear God? Does it mean I live in constant fear and anxiety? What about the passages where God says to "fear not"? How can I fear Him and "fear not" at the ...

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Titus 1:8-9

Titus 1;8-9

The word "elder" in the Bible is the Greek presbyteros, which simply means "a leader of the church". There are other words that describe this office as well such as epskopos which means an "overseer" or "administrator" and poimen which could be translated "pastor" or "shepherd". However, they all refer to the same position. An elder is someone who leads the church in a she...

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Titus 1:8

Titus 1;8

Crete is an island just off the coast of Greece in the Mediterranean Sea. It is 156 miles long and 35 miles wide. In the First Century it had a reputation for being a dangerous place. One author said that there were three evil C's in the ancient world: Cilicia, Cappadocia, and Crete. Another author named Polybius said, "The Cretans, on account of their innate greed, live i...

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