Blessedness of Obedience

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Blessedness of Obedience

“For I have known him, ( Abraham ) in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice…” – Genesis 18:19 “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word…He who does not love Me does not keep My word.” – John 14:23,24 *Obedience is the law of spiritual … Read More

Just As Before

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just as before

…So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him. – Judges 16:20 This story is certainly one to create a holy fear in the heart of one that Loves the Lord. It is a sad story but one we must take … Read More

Chosen to Know, See and Hear

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Chosen to know, see and hear

“Then he said, “The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth.” Acts 22:14 You could say this verse is the summary of Paul the Apostles life but it is also just as true of the Christian life. There are three items listed here that I would like … Read More

The Real Christian

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The Real Christian

“Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning with the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” – Acts 1:21,22 As the disciples realized the need for the replacement of the betrayer of … Read More

Wait for the Promise of the Father

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wait for the promise of the Father

“Wait for the promise of the Father….the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 1:6 In one sense the big picture of the Book of Acts is to show us how the life of Jesus goes on in the life of His Church. Here in our passage, we learn of the power that will enable these early believers along with believers like you and me today to live … Read More