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Sunday Sermons: I AM!

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Several times in the Gospel of John Jesus repeats a simple formula: I AM… These statements are the basis of our Sunday morning sermons in the Spring of 2009.

Examine the Evidence

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Faith and the Bible; can they co-exist? Come examine the evidence with guest speakers and video from atheist-turned-aplogist Lee Strobel at Burns Church of Christ.

A Struggle for Faith

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So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 Today we are faced with diabolical problems of life and death proportions.  Some in our world have no respect for life.  They bring destruction wherever they walk. It is a sad fact […]

Don’t Burn Out!

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If only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me. Acts 20:24       Surviving in ministry is a tough assignment.  Some say “I had rather wear out than rust out.”  Others suffer burnout and others quit before the race is finished.        Completing the race is of great importance to all of […]

Don’t Be a Pharisee

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The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, For they do not practice what they preach. Matthew 23:2, 3 If we are acquainted with the teaching of Jesus we know that he had problems with the Pharisees […]

Will it Last?

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Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord I Corinthians 15:58       Earthly treasure is a passing thing.  Jesus said that it is like fabric attacked by moths or metal that is oxidized by the elements and rusted to the core.   Both fall apart when one attempts to make use of them.       Our world […]

The Benefits of Sunday School

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Study to show thyself approved unto God II Timothy 2:15 KJV In 1971 Southern Baptist had 1,434, 892 children in Southern Baptists Sunday Schools.  By 2007 this number dropped by 455,000. At the same time the US population increased by 46%.  The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest protestant conference in the USA. While they have been […]

Sharing Faith: The Church in Antioch

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Enjoy these notes from our class discussion on Sunday night, January 4th. As we consider how to share our faith, we begin by studying the biblical example of those who did it well. The Church in Antioch – Acts 11      Scattered b/c persecution      Telling the message      They only told the Jews      […]

God Knows His People

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“The Lord knows those who are his,” II Timothy 2:19 During the time of Moses leading the people from Egypt to Canaan there were many times problems would have become insurmountable without the intervention of YAHWEH. In Numbers 16 Korah and a group of about 250 men challenged the leadership of Moses and Aaron. Moses […]