Archive for March 2011

A great Bible Study in Acts Chapter 2.  The coming of the Holy Spirit during the Pentacost is discussed.  Then the beginning of Peter's sermon to all those who heard the Apostles speaking in their own languages .

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In this message Pastor Terry begins teaching us about what the Bible says about Heaven and Hell.  It is important for every believer to understand what the Bible really says so we can know what we have been saved from and where we are going.  It will help keep us on track for serving the Lord.  We will better understand when the world tries to mis-lead lost souls.  With understanding Heaven and Hell correctly we will be more encouraged to lead others to the Lord.

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We begin our new Bible Study in the Book of Acts with this podcast in Chapter 1.  We see the Disciples awaiting the Holy Spirit after the ascension of our Lord.  We also receive the call to reach out to the world in Acts 1:8.  Pastor Terry brings out a key point with this book of the Bible.  When God said something, He always followed through with an action.  The same is expected of us.  We are not only say we are Christians, but we are to be Christians.  We are to be doing and not just saying.  We are to be a church on fire.

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Many Christians choose to "sit under the pomegranate tree" when faced with difficult or impossible situations, like King Saul did in I Samuel chapter 14.  We need to make the choice to have a faithful focus like Saul's son, Jonathan, did during the same type of situation.  To seize Godly opportunities we required to have faith.

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In this chapter of I Timothy, Pastor Terry teaches what the requirements are for being a Pastor or Deacon in the church.

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Pastor Terry shares the simple truth about life in four points.  Remember, life is short now matter how long you live.  So be a sweet smelling fragrance to the Lord.  Seek peach only God can give.  Know, live, an dshare the hope of Christ.

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In this final part to our study in the Book of James we discuss a variety of subjects.  First we start with a discussion on integrity.  Then we will move in to the prayer of healing and the prayers of a righteous man.  We end with James reminding us that we need to bring back in to the fold those who have lost their way.

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In this message Pastor Terry shares a personal testimony about a spiritual warfare attack.  Then using scripture from Ephesians, James, I Peter, and II Timothy shows how we can protect and defend ourselves against spiritual warfare attacks.  As Christians we need to be aware that we are in a spiritual battle.  The battle intensifies as we grow in our relationship and commitment to the Lord.  Therefore, we need to be faithful, strong and victorious, when wrestling through tough times of spiritual warfare.  Be the people of God!

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Several areas of our Christian walk are covered in Chapter 2 of I Timothy.  The Apostle Paul reminds Timothy that we need to be praying for all men.  We need to remember to pray for those in authority over us.  And notice that it is all people.  It doesn't matter whether we like them or approve of them.  Everyone needs prayer.  Prayer is an important step in obtaining a peaceable and good life.  Next Paul reminds women that they need to be appropriately dressed.  Don't dress in a manor that causes others to stumble.  He also addresses the subject of the roles of men and women.

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We start this Bible study with a lesson on not boasting about tomorrow.  Yes, we should plan and count the cost, but we should do it with God as our guide and our focus.  It will be up to God what will really come to pass tomorrow and we need to accept what He allows.  We take a moment and leave James Chapter 4 and discuss the parable found in Luke 12: 16-21.  We see how the rich man plan to horde his wealth and plan to take a leisurely retirement, with no consideration as to what God would have him to do with his money and his tomorrow.  God's judgement on him was tough, "You fool!".  The leads us in to James Chapter 5 were we discuss the rich's treatment of the poor and the many injustices we might face in this life.  We are to be patient and persevere and hope in our future with the Lord.  We are to look to His coming as a means to survive through tough times brought on by the wrongs of others that we may not have deserved.

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