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Archive for Reading the Bible – Importance

Why Are There So Many Denominations? – Sermon – August 18 2013

Why Are There So Many Denominations ? – (Example: ELCA and LCMS Differences ) – Sermon – August 18 2013

Ever wondered, why there are so many denominations in the world, so many divisions in the visible church of Christ on earth?  Shouldn’t we all just be one?  Can’t we all just agree?  Can any one denomination be right?  What should be our attitude toward people in other denominations?

What does God say to us about this in His Word?  Are we lowly, meek, enduring each other patiently with love in Christ?  If the basis for true unity in the church, according to Jesus Christ, is that we are all in agreement on the truth of God’s Word as it appears in the Bible, what is the trouble, that causes all the division amongst churches today?

Do any of the churches today, flatly deny the teachings of scripture and say God’s Word is in error?   What is the Historical Criticism approach to teaching the Bible, and how does it lead churches astray, and against the word of God, and therefore, against God?

Listen for these questions and answers about Why Are There So Many Denominations ? – (Example: ELCA and LCMS Differences ), below in the 1-part Video , or the 1-part Audio MP3 Sermon below the Video. 

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 63: 3-11,  Deuteronomy 13: 1-5,  Acts 20: 24-35,  Matthew 7: 15-23

Keywords: the Bible is the inerrant word of God, Historical Criticism, false prophets, wolves , judging others, judging righteously, wolfs in sheeps clothing, ELCA ,  sex outside of marriage, homosexuality, gay marriage, gay pastors and priests, abortion, liberal seminaries, false teachers, judging others, righteous judging, judging rightly , leading people astray, error in scripture, infallible words of scripture, seeker sensitive sermons, doctrine, God’s inerrant word, 2 Timothy : 4    In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

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Are You a Swordsman – Sermon – June 02 2013

Are You a Swordsman? – Sermon – June 02 2013

In continuing in our sermon series on the Holy Spirit, what is the main weapon of the Holy Spirit?  Why did God give us the Word, the Sword of the Spirit?  What are we fighting against with the Sword of the Spirit?  Against whom do we wage war?  How can we fight if we do not know our own weapon?  If we are not trained with it?  What happens when we neglect the Word?

Listen for these questions and answers about Are You a Swordsman?, below in the 1-part Video or 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 33: 1, 4-9, 13-22,   Deuteronomy 11: 18-28, 2 Timothy 4: 1-5, John 8: 48-59

Keywords: fighting against words of the world, evil teachings, evil thoughts, temptations, discouragement, fears, doctrines of hell, not flesh and blood, against principalities,  powers, world rulers of present darkness, lust, dark spirits, pride, envy, murder, hate, mistrust of God,  Sword of the Spirit, Armor of God , Ephesians

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The Office of the Preacher – The Quest for Glory – Sermon – February 03 2008

The Office of the Preacher – The Quest for Glory – Sermon – February 03 2008

What is the one true test that Jesus gives us, to discern if a Pastor, Preacher or Person is giving us the true Word of God?  We have got to be on guard and discerning, but how?  Whose glory is the Preacher seeking, His or Christ’s/God’s ?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Office of the Preacher – The Quest for Glory”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 145,  Jeremiah 23: 1-6, Galatians 1: 1-12, John 7: 14-24

Keywords: seeker sensitive preachers, false prophets, good shepherds, wolves, wolf in sheeps clothing, ravenous wolves, feed my sheep, tend my sheep,

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MP3 Player - The Office of the Preacher – The Quest for Glory - Sermon - February 03 2008

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Where Did We Get the Bible – Sermon – February 27 2011

Where Did We Get the Bible ? – Sermon – February 27 2011

Knowing that we have a long journey – earth to heaven, and how we need to follow the direction God points us to in his Word to arrive at our goal of Heaven, the question then, How reliable is the Bible?  Many religions claim to have sacred books, such as Islam and their Koran, how reliable is the origin of the Bible?  How perfect a chart is it?  Where does it come from?  Who wrote it?  Why do people deny the Bible, mock it, disbelieve it and try to disprove it at every turn?  Why has the World always rejected the Truth?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Where Did We Get the Bible ?”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 119: 65-72,  Zechariah 7: 8-14,  2 Peter 1: 16-21,  John 8:48-59

Keywords: truth , scripture, islam, the koran, quran, muslim, 25000 manuscripts of the Bible, archaeology supports the Bible, historical proof,  dead sea scrolls, prophetic, prophecy, proof of scripture

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Reality Check – Sermon – March 27 2011

Reality Check – Sermon – March 27 2011

In life we need a reality check, to see whether we are relying on our physical eyes, or our eyes of faith,  to determine which eyes we can trust.  Which ones tell you the reality of your circumstances so that you can navigate safely through Life and come in straight and sure to heaven?  What can God teach us about sight?  What is the difference between being physically blind, and inwardly blind?  Are your inner eyes open or closed toward Christ?  What blinds people from seeing and knowing Jesus Christ?  What is Faith after all?

Listen for these questions and answers about “Reality Check”, in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 146,   Jeremiah 5: 20-29,  2 Corinthians 5: 1-10,  Mark 8: 14-26

Keywords: spiritual blindness, spiritual blindness,  Jesus healing the blind man, definition of faith, stronger faith, weak faith,

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MP3 Player - Reality Check - Sermon - March 27 2011

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The Lost Book of the Law – Sermon – May 20 2012

The Lost Book of the Law – Sermon – May 20 2012

What do you think your life would be like without the Bible?  Do you love the Word, and delight in it more and more?  Or, has your love for the Word grown cool?  Have you forgotten the Word, ceased to read it each day at home?  Can a church lose the Bible? Are we not the keepers of it?

Listen for these questions and answers about “The Lost Book of the Law”, below in the 1-part MP3 Audio Sermon below.

Scriptures below from the church bulletin used in the Sermon:

Psalm 33: 1, 4 – 9, 13 – 22,  Amos 8: 9 – 14, 2 Timothy 4: 1 – 5, John 8: 48 – 59

Keywords: the lost book of the law,  2 Chronicles 34:1 , Josiah, Public Schools and prayer in school, losing your Bible, importance of reading The Bible, reading Gods word

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MP3 Player - The Lost Book of the Law - Sermon - May 20 2012

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