Spiritual Terrorists In The Church [Jude 1:8-16]

Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones. But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, […]

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Contending For The Faith [Jude 1:3-7]

“Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into […]

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“Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, 6 who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. 7 For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. 8 Therefore we ought to […]

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Not In My House [II John 1:1-13]

“The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all who know the truth, 2 because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever: 3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in […]

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“This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify:the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree. If we receive the testimony of men, […]

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The Born Identity [1 John 5:1-5]

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not […]

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Perfect Love [1 John 4:7-21]

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, […]

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And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of him. See what kind of love the Father has […]

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Forbidden Love [1 John 2:12-17]

I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, children, because you know the Father. […]

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The Beautiful Exchange [Mark 15:1-46]

And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” And the chief priests accused him of many things. And […]

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When I was a kids, one of my favorite places to go was a video arcade called “Tilt”. I would always venture into the arcade whenever we would go to the mall and I would look around in awe of all the different arcade games, lit up with flashing lights, blaring sound effects and fast […]

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Faith Like a Child (Mark 10:13-16)

Children have a precious home in the heart and eyes of God. So precious, that when the disciples rebuke people for bringing Children to Jesus to touch and bless, Jesus becomes extremely displeased. As proud and crusty adults, its far too easy to look at the children as an irritation, a distraction, an inconvenience and […]

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Do or Do Not, There is No Try (Mark 9:14-29)

1. Faith Fuels You a. To him to believes ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE My favorite line in this scene is when Luke approaches Yoda after raising the X-Wing from the swamp and says “I don’t believe it” and Yoda respond with “That is why you fail” What an great reminder about our faith. Everything starts […]

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1. Tradition Adds to God’s Word -confession *(salvation) -rosary -Pope -Sunday morning required -infant baptism -no marriage for priests -Baptized in the name of the father and son and holy spirit 2. Tradition Rejects the Word of God Corban – Giving an inheritance to the parents -The Pharisees would get people to emotionally dedicate their […]

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This miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000 is the only miracle recorded in all 4 gospels other than the resurrection of Jesus. Other than the resurrection of Jesus, this is probably the greatest and most amazing miracle that Jesus performed. 5000 men were listed because only men were counted when numbering the crowds. Most scholars believe […]

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Freedom In Your Soul (Matthew 18:21-35)

Freedom in your souls by being free from Unforgiveness. When we think of freedom, especially on the 4th of July, most of us will have images and thoughts of our American freedoms; freedom of speech, freedom of arms, freedom of religion, freedom freedom freedom freedom freedom, Murica’. We can become so obsessed in our freedoms as […]

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The Parable of the Soils (Mark 4:1-34)

Chapter 4 of the Book of Mark introduces us to the first parable listed his Mark’s writings. As we studied through the first 3 chapters of Mark we see that He is very “straight to the point” and concise. Not a lot of time is spent on any one story or teaching but as we […]

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  As Jesus has continued the beginning of His ministry over the last chapter, His identity has slowly been unraveling to the world. Not only was he preaching the word with authority, He was healing many who were physically sick. Until this point, the Gospel of Mark does not The revealing of Jesus identity to […]

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The Unclean & Untouchable (Mark 1:35-45)

  1. Jesus was baptized 2. Peter and Andrew were called as disciples 3. James and John were called as disciples 4. Jesus teaches in the synagogs in Capernaeum 5. Drives out a demon 6. Jesus goes back to Peter’s and heals his Mother-In-Law 7. All the city goes to Peter’s house to see Jesus […]

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Jesus, The Great Physician (Mark 1:21-34)

-Population of 1000-1500 -Jesus Enters the Synagogue on the Sabbath -Jesus begins to teach and the people are amazed at his teaching. They are blown away because Jesus has an authority that they had never seen, unlike the pharisees. -Immediately // (4 times in the text) // a demon manifests in the temple and is […]

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Fishers of Men (Mark 1:14-20)

-Jesus Starts his ministry in Galilee (Jerusalem was the center) -Galilee was about 68 – 85 miles north from Jerusalem -Galilee was culturally despised by Judean’s (Jewish Ritual) -Under separate administration than Judea (Galilee had been under separate administration from Judea during almost all its history since the tenth century B.C. (apart from a period […]

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The Beginning of The Gospel (Mark 1:1-13)

1. John Prepared The Way -John The Baptist was the cousin of Jesus. This was not the first time that Jesus and John’s paths had crossed. The book Luke there is an account of Jesus’ mother Mary and John’s mother Elizabeth meeting each other while they were both pregnant. When Mary and Elizabeth meet while […]

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Living an authentic Christian life & tests in our life. The Book of James is a good reference mirror to how we live our life. What directs our steps, what influences our plans and how do we view our own lives? -School/College -Single -> Married -Married -> Family & Children -Advancement in Career -Starting a […]

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