The Persecuted (Matt. 5:10-12)

Transcript: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets […]

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Trial by Fire (James 1:1-18)

What is the best gift you have ever received? Think about it. When did you really, really want something, and you got it! Or, when did you someone just surprise you with something totally awesome, that you weren’t expecting? Alright, now switch gears a bit. What is the worst gift you have been given? When […]

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Be Disturbed

I want to unsettle you. Years ago, a movie came out that focused on the Nazi death camps of WWII. It showed two boys, one a Jew and the other a German, develop a friendship with one another through a barbed-wire fence. The juxtaposition of the two boys’ lives was alarming; one boy was living […]

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The Creation of the Serpent

In my undergraduate study of the book of Genesis, as a final project I had to study six thematic principles in Gen. 3:1-7. This is the second study: The Creation of the Serpent “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made” (Gen. 3:1). Genesis 3 […]

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