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A CRYING MESS

by Brett Petrillo Bursting into tears.  Weeping.  Sobbing.  Tears of joy.  Crying fit.  Crying our eyes out. However we say it, we all do it; some just do it more than others.  According to statistics, “Women cry five times as much as men. Women cry 64 … Continue reading

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RESPONDING TO MATERIALISM

RESPONDING TO MATERIALISM INTRODUCTION  A. We live in a very materialistic society 1. As evidenced in our popular culture (music, TV, etc.)  2. As expressed in the desire for an affluent lifestyle  B. Materialism is dangerous foe to the Christian 1. The … Continue reading

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MOTIVATION

Have you ever felt that you just didn’t have the heart for something? Late one night, a man had gone to a party and had too much to drink, so he decided it would be best to walk home. He … Continue reading

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USING THE LAW

1 Timothy 1:8-11 INTRODUCTION A. A major problem in the early church was a proper understanding of the law of Moses 1. Some Jewish Christians sought to bind it upon Gentile Christians… Acts 15:1-6 2. Some Jewish Christians continued to … Continue reading

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IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The story has been told, many times, how that at dawn an old man was walking along the beach. He noticed, at a distance, a young man throwing starfish into the ocean. After a while the old man caught up … Continue reading

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BUILD ME A SON

General Douglas MacArthur wrote… “Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest … Continue reading

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A BRIDGE TO SAFETY

In the aftermath of one of the most tragic ferry accidents in recent history, a story of heroism and selfless sacrifice is beginning to take shape. It’s the story of a young woman, Park Jee Young, just 22 years old. … Continue reading

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TWO KINDS OF TEACHING

TWO KINDS OF TEACHING 1 Timothy 1:3-7 INTRODUCTION Paul wrote 1 Timothy to guide one’s conduct in the house of God… 1 Timothy 3:14-15 Note that the church serves as “the pillar and ground of the truth” It is imperative … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ, our Hope

JESUS CHRIST, OUR HOPE 1 Timothy 1:1 INTRODUCTION In reference to Jesus Christ, Paul uses a title which is very unique in the New Testament He calls Jesus “our hope” … 1 Timothy 1:1 Nowhere else is Jesus so described, … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ Personified

Inspired men prophesied. He came to earth and complied, And on God’s word totally relied​. But by men He was denied, Unjustly tried​, and horribly crucified​. He cried, and died, Blood poured from His side. But death could not preside​, … Continue reading

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