Tag Archives: Paul

Acts 13

As a pastor, I try my best to get out and visit the sick and elderly. I feel a tension when visiting an elderly or really sick person. This tension is I want to pray for their healing, but I also acknowledge that everyone I know will probably die. I have had people in my…
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Be a Barnabas

Lessons From a Future Apostle’s Advocate The Apostle Paul didn’t come fully formed. Before he even went by the name Paul, a cast of characters taught him, mentored him, saw potential in him, and put him in positions of responsibility. Initially, one person acted decisively to elevate and include him: Barnabas. Acts chapter 9 details…
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Count It All Joy

With God, Struggles Make Strength Fire is destructive. Particularly in a desert, it poses a threat to vegetation, crops, and animals in all directions. So, when Moses, herding his father-in-law’s sheep, saw a flaming, undamaged bush, he was as surprised as you or I would be. The message God gave Moses from the bush is…
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Evangelism and How Not to Pray

The rush and thrill of evangelism is a pleasure which far too few Christians avail themselves. Nonetheless, Jesus was emphatic: his followers were to go and preach the Good News as a witness in all the inhabited earth. And despite the best of intentions, who can say sharing the message of Christ--his sacrificial death and…
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Jesus Sympathizes With You!

https://youtu.be/abgJoFkFtHM By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Hebrews 4:14-15   We will look at some of the many events that led up to the death and resurrection of our Lord and acknowledge how he felt. John 11:33-35   Jesus wept as he was conscious of the suffering hearts of those near him. John 12:1-11   Such love and kindness certainly…
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Sexual Sin

https://youtu.be/5oTlAJ8Lsv4 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Genesis 2:21–25   As Bible-believing Christians, we ground our understanding of sexuality in creation. Before the Fall, God gave Adam and Eve marriage as a beautiful gift. This is the standard or pattern for all of us who seek marriage. The three components are to leave parents, cling to your spouse…
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Repentance

https://youtu.be/wGeoaOLiOh0 By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Ephesians 2:1-3; Romans 3:10-18   Sin is a problem for everyone. Acts 2:38; 3:19-26   The only antidote for the sin problem is our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 3:22-26   Jesus paid the price for our redemption and the forgiveness of our sins. 1 Kings 8:46-51; Ezekiel 18:27- 32   God has always made…
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Ephesians 6:10-24

https://youtu.be/nJMMt2-2DTU By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Ephesians 6:10-11   The devil has been a schemer right from the beginning when he deceived our first parents that they should doubt, then disobey God. We must be on guard so that we are not tricked by his wiles. 12   Who are the rulers, authorities, cosmic powers, and spiritual forces…
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Ephesians 4:1-16

https://youtu.be/r4KcTSayWsw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] The book of Ephesians breaks evenly into two halves: chapters 1-3 are theological, and 4-6 are practical. Today begins our focus on the practical. 4:1-3   We are to walk in a way that is worthy of our calling, yet with humility, gentleness, patience, and love for one another. The best…
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Ephesians 3:14-21

https://youtu.be/u63w8WCEHXE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] Acts 20:25 - 38   The final time they saw Paul, he was kneeling in prayer. Now again he is kneeling, usually a posture for prayer. Luke 18:10-13 Ephesians 3:14 – “for this reason – 3:1 relates for all the perceived Matthew 7:11   We pray to our Father. Ephesians 3:15 –…
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Ephesians 3:1-13

https://youtu.be/rSVjJ7KWxIY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] 3:1   Paul wrote Ephesians later in his life when he was in prison. 3:2   Stewardship is a BIG word here. Christ had commissioned Paul to declare what God had done to the nations. 3:3-6   In the ancient world, gods tended to go with ethnicities. The Canaanites worshipped Baal and Asherah;…
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Ephesians 1:11-23

https://youtu.be/SUFFWmKfhQY By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Ephesians 1:11–12   God predestined the church to “be to the praise of his glory.”  This is our purpose as a community, to make much of God. Ephesians 1:13–14   The spirit is God’s seal that we are His and His pledge of our future inheritance. Genesis 38:11, 13-23   Tamar provides a…
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Ephesians 1:1-10

https://youtu.be/Hm0aNRExW0Q By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] 1:1   Paul made known what God accomplished for us in Christ Jesus. “Saints” is the Greek word hagios that occurs 15 times in Ephesians (1:1, 4, 13, 15, 18; 2:19, 21; 3:5, 8, 18; 4:12, 30; 5:3, 27; 6:18). “Saint” means holy one. 2   The Epistle begins with “grace and…
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Supernatural Power

https://youtu.be/8eLB2zkmu6A By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Vince Finnegan"] John 8:31, 32 and 36   Freedom comes by supernatural power. 2 Corinthians 4:17   The changes that come with the new creation are supernatural. 1 Corinthians 2:12-16   Understanding the Scriptures is supernatural. Philippians 4:6-9   Answered prayers and the renewed mind are also supernatural. Hebrews 1:2-3   Jesus made known the will of…
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Scripture Build Up Acts/Epistles

https://youtu.be/yjrbSbW9Hjw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The records of the Christian church beginning in the Book of Acts dovetail with the NT letters that were written during that time period. We can gain much helpful background information and understanding by reading the historical records in Acts along with the NT letters. Paul’s First Missionary Journey Begun…
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Christ In You

https://youtu.be/hbY6iPf4_Cw By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Sean Finnegan"] Galatians 2:20   Christianity begins with a death and a birth.  We are crucified with Christ with the result that he now lives in us. Romans 8:7–13   God’s spirit and Christ are interchangeable ways of talking about the same reality.  Christ’s spirit within us brings life into us both now and…
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New Beginnings: When It’s Time to Hit Reset

https://youtu.be/ntrDdEVlCJE By [wbt_preacher_link preacher="Jerry Wierwille"] The world is in a process of continual change. The sun rises and falls each day, and we grow older with each passing year. Our lives also consist of many seasons and times of change. Whether it is relationships, family, job, home, hobbies, etc. Almost every stage of life is…
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Building Character

The following quotes (in paragraphs 2, 4, and 7-9) are from N.T. Wright’s book entitled: After You Believe (Why Christian Character Matters). The words in brackets in the following (paragraph 2) are my addition. To begin with, you have to grasp the fact that Christian virtue isn’t about you – your happiness, your fulfillment, your…
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