Sunday Main 10-21-12

    Freed to Love XIII.mp3  Stir it up! – PDF  Key Texts: Deut. 30:6; II Thess. 3:5; Jer. 30:12-17; Job (various segments from the book of) Review: For weeks we have been discussing offenses towards our brother, the world and against (or towards) us. This week we dealt with offenses towards God! This is often a difficult topic, and many Christians tend to avoid facing it head on. I believe this is not due to fear of God, but rather to a false type of respect for Him or concern for loosing their faith in the confusion of their unrealized expectations […]

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Grace, The Law & Tithing II

Grace, The Law & Tithing II The Law and the Believer II.mp3   Last week we began talking about Grace, the law & Tithing. During that message I illustrated that the “curse” we have been redeemed from is not the Law, but the curse of being UNDER the LETTER of the Law for righteousness. Since then I was approached with the following question… “What then IS the curse if it isn’t the Law itself”? Good question! I actually addressed this last week, but if one person missed it, they are very likely not alone, so I will address it again. Here […]

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Sunday Main 10-14-12

    Freed to Love XII.mp3  Stir it up! – PDF  Key Texts: Deut. 30:6; II Thess. 3:5; Rom. 14; I Cor. 8 Review: As Jesus said in Matthew 18:7 and Luke 17:1, it is impossible to avoid offenses, but woe to those through whom they come, “It would be better for them if a millstone were tied around their neck and they were drowned in the depth of the sea…”. These are words which are uncharacteristic of Jesus’ typical teaching, which should cause all who love Him and take His words with the gravity they deserve – to consider closely their […]

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Grace, the law & Tithing I

Grace, The Law & Tithing I The Law and the Believer I.mp3 A question came up in one of our small groups this month concerning tithing. I had recently been addressing this very same topic with the elders of our “sister church”, A Grace Place and with Dave in particular over the course of the last year. So it seemed almost fortuitous that this question should come up now while all the facts are so clearly in my mind to deal with them. One thing I have found, and in all honesty it has been much to my surprise, is […]

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The Danger of False Doctrine

A little leaven… All false doctrine has its roots in truth, which is what makes it believable! Just like rat poison, false doctrine does not need much error to be deadly. Consider this… How many grains of sand would I have to put into a jar of honey to make it not 100% pure honey? How much leaven (yeast) does it take to raise a whole lump of dough? – (the metaphor Jesus used in His teaching for the false doctrine of the Pharisees – Matt. 16:6-12; Gal. 5:7-9). Not to make too much use of  examples, but this is a very […]

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