Double Miracle Offertory
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Double Miracle Offertory

When Moses asked the children of Israel to bring offerings to build the tabernacle, men and women responded with willing, joyful hearts. They brought jewelry, gold, leather, and cloth. Women even spun special cloth for the occasion. So great was the response that Moses had to ask the people to stop giving! In the New...

August 2018 Offertory with Prayer
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August 2018 Offertory with Prayer

This message blends our usual offertory with prayer for our listeners. We pray for several who wrote to us, and then take a call from a backslidden man in need of physical healing. Bless God, by the end of the hour, $1,100 is pledged! Now we're just $470 short of our almost $4,000 goal. Will...

Do NOT Lose Heart!
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Do NOT Lose Heart!

In this very powerful 2004 sermon, Pastor Ray compares the Christian's walk to that of Daniel. Daniel chose not to sully his God by trying to become assimilated with the Babylonians, after their imprisonment. We must do the opposite, which is to come out of the modern Babylon of this age. Most of us have...

I Choose to Serve Jesus (2008)
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I Choose to Serve Jesus (2008)

God's judgment comes upon those who rebel against Him. These judgments are almost identical in the Old and New Testaments. One example is a lack of spiritual discernment. A second is lust that results in broken marriages. The only way to escape God's judgment is to repent. And not just saying, “I repent.” But, as...

Trust in Jesus (2004)
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Trust in Jesus (2004)

The natural man or woman works to earn food and clothing, and considers these things their own. But, Jesus directed the children of God's kingdom to live differently. Instead of going to a job to earn money, Christians go to their jobs to witness for Jesus. Because they trust God to clothe and feed them,...

What’s the Context? — Part 5
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What’s the Context? — Part 5

Today Is “Elephant-Eater” Commitment Day! Are you making the commitment to read through the Bible annually? If so, Bible reading chart links are just below. Bible-Reading Charts: Since this is day of making a commitment for annual Bible reading, Jim shares this link that will resolve to a page on The Navigators website — https://finestofthewheat.org/charts-npc....

What’s the Context? — Part 4
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What’s the Context? — Part 4

Synopsis: Jim Kerwin explores Roman military discipline in the context of book of Acts to shine light on the guards at Jesus' tomb; they definitely were not Roman soldiers! After a brief discussion of some basic Bible study reference books everyone should have, we turned to reconsider the Throne-Room vision in Isaiah 6:1-9, discovering the...

What’s the Context? — Part 3
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What’s the Context? — Part 3

Synopsis: Hermeneutics 1: Jim Kerwin takes us through other examples of textual, cultural, linguistic, and historical context by: elaborating further on “Wives, submit” and “Husbands, love” (Ephesians 5:22-24). We see how Paul's context for these exhortations to mutual submission (v. 21) is based on continuous infilling with the Holy Spirit (vv. 18-20) — that's the...

What’s the Context? — Part 2
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What’s the Context? — Part 2

Synopsis: After a quick review of context (and the associated word textile) Jim Kerwin takes us through a “what is the context?” thought-exercise: from considering a single embroidered thread in a blouse (like a single verse); next seeing that thread in the context of an embroidered flower (like a small scripture passage or pericope); expanding our...

What’s the Context? — Part 1
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What’s the Context? — Part 1

Synopsis: Interested in in-depth Bible reading and Bible study? Today's guest host Jim Kerwin (M.A., Biblical Studies) from Finest of the Wheat Teaching Fellowship, introduces us to the subject of hermeneutics — how to read and study and share the Scriptures in context. And for our purposes this week, discovering the context comes down to...