I Have Determined…

"And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and …

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In the Spirit and Power of God – 1 Corinthians 2:1-9

"And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech …

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Persuading Them Concerning Jesus – Acts 28:17-31

"And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, 'Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the …

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Neither Will I Count My Life Dear to Myself

“And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might …

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Barry County Southern Baptist Association – Evangelism Conference 2017

The Music & Conference Theme "...Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world." 1 John 4:4 On Saturday February 18 at 4:00 p.m. the Evangelism Conference of the Barry County Southern Baptist Association will begin.  It kicks off with the introduction of the Music Evangelist, then those will be …

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Living Until Jesus Comes

"And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the …

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Solely for the Gospel of Christ

"For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness: nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ." 1 Thessalonians 2:5-6 (KJV) In Thessalonica the apostles could have used …

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Study of Ephesians 2:8-10

Ephesians 2:8-10 PURPOSE: To recognize who we are it will do us good to realaize how we got to who we are, and that we can by no means be independent of God, or separate from good works, but God has prepared the good works "That we should walk in them." INTRODUCTION: (John 12:12-19) Jesus …

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Dreams, The Fire, and The Hammer

"The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. Is not My word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?" Jeremiah …

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Romans 10:9-21 Salvation, Preaching, and Unbelief

Salvation, Preaching, and Unbelief Romans 10:9-21 The leaders of Israel had been so blinded by their religion that they missed the very one for whom their Scriptures had foretold. It seems they had been searching, searching, looking in the stars, over the seas, over lands, and in their own righteousness, but to no avail. Paul …

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The Gospel Preached

"Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill: The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains; but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. What then? Only that in every way, whether …

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In The Wisdom of God, The World through Wisdom Did Not Know God

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? …

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A Change of Mind

Saul of Tarsus was a Pharisee within Judaism.  He hated Christ and Christianity; and did all that was in his power to exterminate what he considered to be a heretic bunch of deceived people. From the moment of Stephen's martyr's death by stoning (Acts 7:54-60), Saul was determined to exterminate this group of people.  However, …

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The Purpose of the Scriptures and Preaching

The apostle Paul wrote that "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18).  So why preach the gospel when the perishing people around us believe it to be foolishness?  Paul answers that question in the statement: …

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