Persecution, Affliction, and Supplication

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EBG-53 071111AM Every day there are more voices around Christ’s Throne in Heaven, more saints who kneel raising the fragrant worship of praise to God, and more redeemed lives who bless the Name of their Redeemer. Because   Worshippers Increase Daily In Heaven     One of the avenues of enlarging the worshippers of Heaven […]

The Complete Woman – A 21st Century Woman of Grace

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EBG-51 070930AM Things completed, give such a great feeling: a completed assignment so our work is done; a completely balanced diet so we are healthy; all our requirements completed,  so the pressures are off…all of those feel so good.   The Joy of Completion   The dictionary defines this word so well:   com·plete adj., = […]

The Joy of Grace-Energized Submission

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EBG-50 070916AM When God looks down upon us humans who live on Earth He only sees two kinds of hearts: saved hearts and lost hearts. God’s Word classifies everyone as either: having Christ or not. Listen to John: 1 John 5:12 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of […]

What is Grace-Energized Submission?

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EBG-49 070909AM Jesus reduced life to one simple goal—seeking God’s rule over each day of my life. Do you remember Christ’s simple yet powerful words? Please open there with me: Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. NKJV Ever since the Garden of Eden, and mankind’s fall into […]

The Eternal Reward of Grace-Energized Kindness

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EBG-48 070902AM Can you imagine how liberating it would be to know how to choose the best in life? We live in a complex world of multiplied choices, many of which are good. We have more new information and more new opportunities offered to us each week—than the average 18th century person was offered in a […]

What is the Grace-Energized Life?

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EBG-47 070826AM This week I had lunch and someone stopped by our table and asked, “Could you define ‘grace-energized’ for me?” I did briefly there at that restaurant, but as I thought and prayed about it, I decided that it would be good to pause one week and back up to look at the underlying […]

Grace-Energized Kindness

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EBG-46 070819AM Do you serve the Lord with grace-energized kindness? Knowing that is vital because that is the only type of serving that God will reward according to His Word. Someday when our journey on earth ends, and we stand before Christ’s Throne—the Scriptures use only one word to describe what God eternally rewards. Have […]

Grace-Energized Homemakers

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EBG-45 070812PM For the past 20 centuries God has offered to every married woman the privilege of turning each moment she spends in her hut, tent, cave, flat, apartment, or palace–into eternal crowns to cast at Christ’s feet. Since Paul sat to pen one word “homemakers” (NKJV) [“keepers at home” (KJV); “to be busy at […]

Grace-Energized Women of Purity

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EBG-44 070812AM For two thousand years God has been looking in each generation of Christ’s Church for a few good women–who will give themselves to His plan for their lives. That plan has been laid out for them in Titus two.   When these women offer themselves as willing servants to follow God’s plan, His […]

Grace-Energized Women are Discreet

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EBG-42 070729PM As we open to I Thessalonians 5, we open to Paul preparing new believers for spiritual warfare. As believers and followers of Christ, they were going to be attacked in their minds, by the Devil. That is where he starts. Your body only goes where you mind directs. Your mind is the key […]

Women with Grace-Energized Minds

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EBG-41 070729AM Jesus loves absolutes. He always used them in His teachings, through contrasts: Light vs. Darkness, Heaven vs. Hell, Life vs. Death, Broad way vs. Narrow Gate, and so on. Those absolutes continue into the church that bears Christ’s Name. We have to choose go His way or ignore His way. The clearest choice […]

Grace-Energized Living is The Titus Two Model for All Women

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070722AM EBG-40 Titus Two Women-11 Children Loved by Grace-Energized Mothers .doc Grace-energized Living: The Titus Two Model Titus 2:4 We have gathered as Christ’s church this morning, but the church that met as Christ’s church nearly 2,000 years ago in New Testament times was a much simpler, informal gathering. There were no “church buildings”, so […]

Children Loved By Grace-Energized Mothers

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070701AM EBG-39 Titus Two Women-10 Children Loved by Grace-Energized Mothers .doc Children Loved By Grace-Energized Mothers Titus 2:4 God is love, the greatest of all Christian virtues is love, and love energized by God lasts forever. What can the most powerful aspect of a wife and mother’s life on earth obeying God’s calling to her […]

Grace-Energized Mothers Deal with Bitterness

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070624PM EBG-38 Titus Two Women-09 Grace-Energized Mothers Deal with Bitterness .doc Grace-Energized Mothers Deal with Bitterness Titus 2:4   The decline and fall of the human race is set forth in Romans 1. Curiously, right in between all of those dreadful sins is one that seems to have always stood in the way of mothers […]

Bitterness Hinders Grace-Energized Wives & Mothers

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070624AM EBG-37 Titus Two Women-08 Bitterness Hinders Grace-Energized Wives and Mothers .doc Bitterness Hinders Grace-Energized Wives and Mothers Titus 2:4 God’s high calling for grace-energized women is to love their husbands and children. To most of us mature 21st century believers that may sound wonderful. To them it must have sounded impossible. The Cretans of […]

Husbands Loved by Grace-Energized Wives

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070617AM EBG-36 Titus Two Women-07 Mothers Energized by Grace Love Their Children .doc Husbands Loved by Grace-Energized-Wives Titus 2:4 This Father’s Day I’d like to go back with you to the beginning—and together see God’s original intent and plan for men who would become husbands and fathers as seen in Adam. As you turn to […]

Grace-Energized Mothers Love Their Children

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070610PM EBG-35 Titus Two Women-06 Mothers Energized by Grace Love Their Children .doc Women Energized by Grace Love Their Children Titus 2:4 Women energized by grace love their children. That is what Titus 2:4 says. We are going to see how to love children with love they can feel this evening. But before we do […]

Becoming A Grace-Energized Mother

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070610AM EBG-34 Titus Two Women-05 Mothers Energized by Grace .doc Mothers Energized by Grace Love Their Children Titus 2:4 Ministry in Christ’s church was never easy even from the start. This morning as we open Paul’s letter to Pastor Titus, missionary church-planter to Crete—we look at the description of the cultural background of the congregation […]

Grace-Energized Wives Love Their Husbands

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070527AM EBG-33 Titus Two Women-04 Women Energized by Grace .doc Titus Two Women-04: Women Energized by Grace Love Their Husbands Titus 2:4 We were saved by God’s grace; and we are kept by God’s grace; and we live in a way that pleases God and earns His rewards—energized by His grace. These past few weeks […]

Grace-Energized Women – Teach and Model Godliness

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070520AM EBG-32 Titus Two Women-03 Teaching Good. Life Models .doc Women Energized by Grace-03 Teaching Good and Life Models Titus 2:1-13 When the Gospel of the life-changing grace of Jesus Christ entered the Roman world of the New Testament, the condition of family life was very bleak. Paganism had all but erased the plans God […]

Grace-Energized Women Guard their Tongues and Appetites

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EBG-31 070513PM Christ’s church was born into a sin-warped, sin-darkened world of mixed-up marriages, sin-scarred lives, and confused families. But men and women who were gloriously saved did not automatically become great wives and mothers, or husbands and fathers. When they came to Christ and were forgiven, God graciously gave them everything they needed to […]

Grace-Energized Women are Reverent in Behavior

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070513AM EBG-30 Titus 2.3-5 Women Reverent in Behavior .doc Titus Two Women, Mothers and Wives: Reverent in Behavior Titus 2:1-8 For the past twelve years it has been my joy to present on Mother’s Day a lineup of the greatest mothers of the Bible. We have seen Hannah, Ruth, Elisabeth, Mary, the Proverbs 31 super-woman, […]

Lessons in Humility From John the Baptist

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EBG-29 070311PM I invite you to consider Jesus, humility—and the greatest man who ever lived up until Christ. The supreme lesson of John the Baptist’s life is humility. And there can be no more vital message that we all need to hear than that God HATES pride. God uses John because he was willing to […]

Peter – Do You Love Me

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070304AM EBG-27 Peter–Do You Love Me? .doc The Gospel of the New Beginning Peter’s Life of New Beginnings John 21   Peter—Do You Love Me? Lessons in Loving Jesus… “Peter, Do you love Me?” Have you ever answered the question Jesus asked three times to Peter? It was directed to Peter that morning two thousand […]

The Lesson Peter Never Forgot

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070218AM EBG-26 Peter’s Life of New Beginnings.The Lesson Peter NEVER Forgot .doc The Gospel of the New Beginning Peter’s Life of New Beginnings John 21   The Lesson Peter Never Forgot Peter reached the bottom and came to his darkest hour. Alone and unprepared for temptation, he forgot Christ’s warning and plunged into waters too […]

Lessons Peter Forgot That We Must NEVER Forget

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070212PM EBG-25 Peter’s Life of New Beginnings .doc The Gospel of the New Beginning Peter’s Life of New Beginnings Mark 14:66-72 Lessons Peter Forgot that We Must Never Forget Peter who fell into temptation and in fear for his own well being denied the Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ his Savior—was so completely restored and […]

Lessons Peter Forgot That We Must Never Forget

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EBG-24 070211AM  Peter who fell into temptation and in fear for his own well being denied the Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ his Savior—was so completely restored and given a new beginning, that he stood up in front of thousands of people (many of them witnesses of his own denial and fall) and charged them with […]

An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark through Peter

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EBG-23 070128AM  I invite you to open your Bible to the second book of the New Testament, that second Gospel called Mark. “Mark” is what this book has been called through the centuries. The Gospel by Mark records of the impact of Christ’s Gospel of the New Beginning. Last time we saw the impact of the Gospel […]

Mark and the God of New Beginnings

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EBG-22 070121AM I can’t think of anything more wonderful for us than to be— starting this brand new year together, and celebrating the New Covenant promises of a new heart and a new spirit within us through this communion, and worshiping our God of New Beginnings. You may have had a horrible past year or an […]

Servants of God Say Pure – Love on Its Knees

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EBG-21 070421PM The last scene in Christ’s life we are going to study this weekend is when Jesus washed His disciple’s feet. This may be called seeing ‘Love on Its Knees”. Jesus who came to serve, serves by kneeling before His troubled, proud, dirty disciples. Often our homes have the same problem that Jesus saw […]

Q&A – Where Do All the Denominations Come From

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EBG-20 040111PM How do you connect together the Early Church to where we are today?  This is all of Church History. The first era is up to the death of the Apostles. We started out with what we would call the Catholic Church. We are not talking about Pope’s or Rome, but the Church that […]

Fruitfulness Explained – Abiding Sanctified

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EBG-19 040912AM We need to do a self-checkup of our spiritual health. Are you distant these days from God? Can you hardly remember the last time your life was fruitful? Do you feel far from joy and peace, victory and blessing? Do you hope that no one gets too close and asks you personal questions? […]

Fruitfulness Explained – Abiding Satisfied

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EBG-18 040919AM  I carry with me a reminder of the incredible plan God has for me, everywhere I go. It is a piece of gold. Most of you here this morning have one too. It is a ring. If you have anything made of gold, silver, or precious gemstones — you have that reminder also. […]

Have the Greatest Power by Word-Filled Prayer

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EBG-17 070421AM Servants of God: Last for Ever Servants of God: Live for Others Servants of God: Look like Christ What was Christ’s Final Action on Earth New Testament Ministry of Blessing Others In the New Testament a “blessing” we offer to a loved one is basically a prayer of encouragement for them. 2127 eulogeo is a verb used 44 times in […]

Thanks to God

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EBG-16 981122AM  American History chronicles numerous events called the “first” Thanksgiving. Perhaps the earliest recorded Thanksgiving celebration occurred 57 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in 1621. The first American Thanksgiving was at a small colony of French Huguenots[1] who established a settlement near present-day Jacksonville, Florida. On June 30, 1564, their leader, Rene de Laudonniere, recorded […]

Unceasing Thanksgiving

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EBG-15 041121AM On this Thanksgiving week, are you thankful? Most of us are thankful for the good things (as we measure them). Think of all many of us have to be thankful for today– like a safe and comfortable home, a secure and providing job, an insured savings account and an assured retirement plan, a […]

Remeber Lot’s Wife

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EBG-13 030928PM The reason I tell you that is because I am not the only one afflicted with that struggle. I have five wonderful sons – and all of them love to eat. One of the favorites is Bonnie’s hot dinner rolls, smothered in butter and layered with her jams and jellies.   IBEX 1-2 […]

Clothe Yourself With Christ

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EBG-11 040822AM “As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, [as] in your ignorance; but as He who called you [is] holy, you also be holy in all [your] conduct, because it is written, ‘Be holy, for I am holy.’ . . . Beloved, I beg [you] as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from […]

Fruitfulness Explained – Abiding Crucified

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EBG-10 040829AM This morning the key to all you and I will ever be is summed up by two words “in Christ”. Our identification with Him in His work on the Cross brought us salvation. Our continuing with Him brings everlasting rewards. When we were saved we became born again what? Christians. A Christian is […]

Be the Greatest Person by Being the Greatest Servant

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EBG-09 070420AM Level One—Come! Level Two—Come! Look over Living Hope chapters 15-17. Begin thinking about writing a blessing for each member of your family (this is a special and powerful part of our weekend when all families will take ten minutes to gather and mom & dad will read a short blessing of how they see and pray […]

Communion – Our Pledge to the Lamb

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030525PM EBG-08 LS Pledge to Lamb COMMUNION: OUR PLEDGE TO THE LAMB This evening the song we heard the ensemble sing is a reminder of Christ’s call to those first disciples. The Pledge of Allegiance they made reflects how we are to operate as Christ’s followers today. Jesus calls men and women, boys and girls […]

Biblical Convictions Of Citizen Of Heaven – On Earth

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EBG-07 041031AM If I were to apply the Scriptures as far as they relate to the current climate in American society, I would say that God has revealed Himself in His Word as: GOD is Pro-Life— God is opposed to Abortion and Euthanasia. GOD is Pro-Marriage— God is opposed to Gay Unions, as well as divorce, adultery, […]

The Power of Our Shared Life

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060806AM EBG-06 THE POWER OF OUR SHARED LIFE Acts 5:20 We have gathered today to celebrate the power of endless life that we have as members of Christ. Life, endless life, abundant life, Christ’s life lived out in and through us is what we celebrate this morning. Please open with me to Acts 5:20 as […]

What Do We Lose When We FAKE IT By JUST Playing Church

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EBG-05 061001AM For a moment think of Jesus with me–Jesus founded His Church, purchased His Church, and now ever lives for His Church. Jesus is all about the Church. And what is Christ’s complete focus at present? He is building His Church. So Christ’s priority, Christ’s focus, Christ’s activities are all centered upon the Church. That is where the action is. That […]

Be the Greatest Person by Being the Greatest Servant

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061224AM EBG-04 Christmas–Have you opened your present .doc Christmas: God Gave the Greatest gift of All Have you opened your present? Forgiveness John 3:16 Jesus is the greatest person who has ever lived; each year we celebrate His Birth as the coming of our salvation. Salvation is the greatest gift of all. Salvation is the […]

Salvation – Redemption

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EBG-03 070204AM As we open to Revelation 5, we are seeing ourselves in the future. And what is it we are doing when God lets us see ourselves? Singing praises to our Redeemer! There are few times that God’s Word allows us to actually see what we will be doing in Heaven, and they always involve […]

Salvation – Regeneration

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EBG-02 070107PM We are continuing to look at our connection to Christ in salvation, the only gift everyone really needs. We have seen that the gift of salvation has seven key elements; and have examined forgiveness and justification. We have come to regeneration. Regeneration is a word that is much wider than the Bible or theology, […]

Salvation – The Only Gift Everyone Really Needs

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061210AM EBG-01 Christmas–The Only Gift Everyone Really Needs Luke 1.78-79 .doc Christmas: God Came In the Darkest Night The Only Gift Everyone Really Needs Luke 1:78-79 Christmas is all about gifts; gift giving, give buying, and gift receiving make up so much of these weeks of the year. Many are looking for the most “wanted” […]

 
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