The Final Altar Call

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This week has been an ongoing reminder that life on earth is temporary. Thursday morning my mother informed us that my great uncle had passed away. A few minutes later, Erin texted to let me know that her granny, Kathy’s mother, had gone on to be with the Lord. Friday morning a man, whom I had previously met through business …

The Idiocy of Idols & The Greatness of GOD

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This is the last chapter of the message GOD told Jeremiah to declare to the people of Judah at the Temple gate which began back in chapter 7. As we shall see, he concluded the message with a poetic section contrasting the vast difference between idols & the living GOD. This is a parenthetical address on the greatness of GOD …

Trust In The Lord

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I want to deal with the disconnect found among many of GOD’s people. The disconnect I’m referring to lies between believing in the Lord to save your soul eternally & yet not trusting in Him fully to guide you through every choice, situation, & decision of life. Many professing believers have faith that GOD has saved them & will take …

Sifting The Wise & The Fools

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The people of Judah thought they were wise; but as time would prove they were fools! They thought they could worship the Lord GOD on their own terms, ignore His Law, & also commit spiritual adultery & somehow continue to experience GOD’s peace & prosperity. Only a fool, someone ignorant of GOD, would believe such lies. But that is what …

GOD’s Grace Is Sufficient

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As Christians we talk & sing a lot about grace. It’s become sort of a default cliché for professing believers to say to others in difficult situations, “GOD’s grace is sufficient,” without any real deep-seated confidence in their words. The reason is that many people sitting on church pews do not truly understand what the grace of GOD is, nor …

Living In A Land Of Lies

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GOD had sent His prophets to sow His Word, His Truth, throughout the nation. And GOD gave Judah every opportunity to repent, but she continued to rebel. Over & over GOD came looking for a harvest but could find no souls to reap. And now, the harvest season, representing GOD’s opportunities to repent, was past. By not heeding GOD’s Word …

God Is Good

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As you know, life is full of troubles, sorrows, pains, betrayals, uncertainties, disappointments, & struggles. Because of this reality, there are certain truths that every believer should have settled in their hearts & minds. The first truth we need to anchor our faith upon is that GOD is sovereign (He’s in control). This truth is what provides stability for a …

Is There No Balm In Gilead?

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Are we astonished any longer by how sinful our nation & even those who claim to be Christians have become? More importantly, are you astonished at how we as believers can become indifferent & hardened to the sin we see all around us? Last night, I received a bad report concerning a young girl who professes to follow Christ. Apparently, …

The Anatomy Of A Hard Heart

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Once again, we find ourselves in a heavy passage filled with rhetorical questions, graphic imagery, fierce accusation, dire predictions of invasion, & anticipated mourning for a doomed society. I know by now that some of us are thinking, “Can’t we skip forward past the rest of the messages of GOD’s judgment to something a little lighter & brighter?” But friends, …

God Is In Control

God Is In Control

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The sovereignty of GOD is a truth that’s critically important to our understanding. Today, many Christians are suffering from depression, plagued with anxiety, & spiritually handcuffed with fear. The reason for this is that many of them believe that GOD is either too weak in His ability to rule over every circumstance of life or that He is too unconcerned …

Religion’s Highway To Hell

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Hell is an unpopular subject today, even in the church. The world dismisses it as an ancient myth & tragically, within the evangelical community, there is a growing movement to do away with the doctrine of this place of eternal damnation. One of the heretics championing this renewed push to erase the truth about hell from the Bible is Rob …

The Decision Of Your Life

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In this series we have discussed the two possible eternal destinies which await every person in history – heaven & hell. We have toured the glorious truths revealed about heaven in Scripture which is promised to believers. We have also considered the many horrors of hell that an unbeliever will experience according to Jesus. Last week we saw why we …

Beyond Death’s Door

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We live in strange times. In generations past, the majority of Americans understood what happens after death. Today the subject of what lies beyond the grave has become rather cloudy. With all of the opinions about life & death flooding society through literature & the internet, & with the increase of movies fantasizing the afterlife, it’s no wonder so many …

When Praying Becomes Pointless

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Jeremiah preached, but nobody listened. He poured his heart out & preached repent of sin & return to the Lord as best he could by GOD’s help, but the people did not listen. Judah’s heart was far from GOD & she should have heeded Jeremiah’s preaching; but instead the people became angry with Jeremiah. They saw him as their enemy …

As It Is in Heaven

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Knowing the truth about hell is important, no matter how intense or difficult that truth may be. And sadly, more people are going there than we can imagine. But the good new is that you do not have to go to hell. I’m so grateful that GOD hasn’t abandoned His fallen creation & so hell isn’t GOD’s last word on …

The Danger Of Religion

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There’s a verse from Jeremiah which we quote all the time which says: Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? It is impossible to know the true condition of our hearts apart from the Lord’s help. Thankfully, there are some external points of examination we can observe which aid us in …