The Power Of Faith In God

"And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, 'As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.' And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 'Get thee hence, and turn thee …

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The Spies In Jericho, and the Woman

"And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, 'Go view the land, even Jericho.' And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.  And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, 'Behold, there came men in here to night of the …

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Subdued Before the LORD

The following is GOD'S promise to the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and the half tribe of Manasseh.  They had chosen to stay on the east side of Jordan, but made the promise that they would cross Jordan and fight for the land alongside their brethren. This is both a promise for their keeping their oath; …

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John 3:25-36 – John the Baptist Speaks

"Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto him, 'Rabbi, He that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all come to Him.' John answered and said, 'A man can receive nothing, except …

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Why Do the Wicked Prosper?

The title is a question many people down through human history have asked.  Yes, I have as well.  This was a question Jeremiah the prophet was asking in the text you will read in a moment.  Many of the Old Testament prophets asked the question.  Habakkuk asked it in his prophecy chapter 1; and Malachi …

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Contending with Life, and Weariness

"If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the swelling of Jordan? For even your brethren, and the house of your father, even they …

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The Ministry of Decrease

Christian men and women struggle with the labor of ministry; and its rewards.  The greatest reward of ministry is seeing people come to faith in Christ Jesus, through of the preaching and teaching the word of God, that we do. Our influence on these people though should decrease as those individuals grow in the faith …

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052111 So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD

"And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, 'As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.'  And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 'Get thee hence, and turn thee …

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040911 And I sent the hornet before you…

"And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.  And I sent the hornet before you, which drave them out from …

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040211 …He is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath

"And before they were laid down, she [Rahab] came up unto them upon the roof; and she said unto the men, 'I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.  For we have heard …

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