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Small Beginnings – Part 2

Zechariah 4:8-10 (NLT) 8 Then another message came to me from the Lord: 9 “Zerubbabel is the one who laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. Then you will know that the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has sent me. 10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (Background: Zerubbabel - The … [Read More...]

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Small Beginnings

Zechariah 4:1-10 (NLT) 1 Then the angel who had been talking with me returned and woke me, as though I had been asleep. 2 “What do you see now?” he asked. I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl of oil on top of it. Around the bowl are seven lamps, each having seven spouts with wicks. 3 And I see two olive trees, one on each side of the bowl. 4 Then I asked the angel, “What are … [Read More...]

The Gospel Is Simple

John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Andy Stanley paraphrases this passage like this: God loved God sent We believe We receive The key to this passage … [Read More...]

Where Knowledge Begins

Psalms 119:66 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. The New Testament gives us two overarching commands found in Matthew, chapter 22. Matthew 22:37-39 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto … [Read More...]

Redemption

We all know the Bible is the story of God. It describes His attributes not only through explicit reference (i.e., Jesus said, "...“No one is good—except God alone.", and "God is love."), but also through historical accounts which demonstrate His love, compassion, power, knowledge, presence, greatness, etc.. We also know that the scriptures trace the origins and history of mankind, including … [Read More...]

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