Seven Minute Sermons


05
Jun 2018
Three "Pete's"

Repeat (Dictionary):To do or make again, to say again, to say over, recite. Repeat (Bible):To repeat, do again, to speak. The Apostle Peter seemed to have a knack of getting himself into trouble or needing Jesus to speak about a subject three times! It shows us that our heavenly Father has great patience. He wants us to understand-even when it may take a few experiences to drive home His point. Let’s look at Peter in his “3-Pete” experiences: John 13: 5-10: 5Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash......

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22
May 2018
Binocular Vision

Worry (Dictionary): To feel anxious; an uneasy state of mind; trouble or vexed. Worry (Bible): Care; anxiety; to fear. As Christians, one of our goals should be to allow God to bring His Word into a clearer focus so we can minister with His vision and not ours. All too often, our focus is on “worry” and “anxiety” about having basic needs such as food, clothing, and a roof over our heads, etc. Luke 12: 25-34 25-28Has anyone by fussing before the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch?......

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15
May 2018
Present Power

Power (Dictionary): Strength, or might; the ability to do or act; authority or influence. Power (Bible): Strength; power; miraculous power. Luke 5: 16-17  16But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray. 17One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing. (NASB) Luke 5: 16-17: 17One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and religion teachers were sitting......

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16
Apr 2018
Tie Those Laces Dude!

Humility (Dictionary): Freedom from pride or arrogance : the quality or state of being humble: The ordeal taught her humility. Humility (Bible): Lowliness of mind, humility, gentleness, to make low, meekness. As I head down the path of “getting older” I find the Lord is working on me and guiding me how to grow in kindness and humility. We know that the Lord wants us to walk humbly: Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to......

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14
Apr 2018
Judgment versus Righteousness--Two Breastplates

Breastplate: (Dictionary): A piece of armor worn over the chest, the breastplate of righteousness, a gold framed square of linen worn by the high priests of Israel. Breastplate: (Bible): Breast piece, sacred pouch, a breastplate, (root-thorax) Matthew 26:63-65: 63Jesus kept silent. Then the Chief Priest said, “I command you by the authority of the living God to say if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” 64 Jesus was curt: “You yourself said it. And that’s not all. Soon you’ll see it for yourself: The Son of Man seated at the......

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30
Mar 2018
Unity

Unity (Dictionary): The fact quality or condition of being one; oneness; singleness; a union of parts forming a complex whole. Unity (Bible): Unitedness; one; oneness; that which binds together. Psalm 133: 1Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  2It is like the precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron , that came down upon the collar and skirts of his garments . 3It is like the dew of......

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20
Mar 2018
Partakers

Knowledge (Dictionary): What one knows; all that is known or can be learned; clear and certain mental perception. Knowledge (Bible): Knowledge; recognition; true knowledge; understanding way. Partaker (Dictionary): Someone who takes a part in or a share of. Partaker( Bible): A sharer or a partner” Root word for Koinonia (fellowship). The total knowledge of mankind is expanding at an incredible rate. Some say that the total of all mankind’s knowledge will now double every 7-8 years or even in less time! Amazing. Yet, as the world increases in its knowledge, the Word of God remains......

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12
Mar 2018
Die Daily? Yes-Die and Die Daily

Die (Dictionary): To pass from physical life; to pass out of existence; to disappear or subside gradually. Die (Bible): To expire, perish, die; fall asleep; gain, advantage; suddenly. We often have heard the expression that we need to “die to self” or “die daily”. What does this mean to a Christian who is really searching for God’s truth? The thing is this: We need to become radical for Jesus. Jesus death on the cross and His suffering was about as radical and basic as it gets! His love is so vast and......

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26
Feb 2018
Implanted

Implanted (Dictionary): To fix or set securely or deeply, to set permanently in the consciousness or habit patterns, inculcate (to teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions). Implanted (Bible): Inborn, ingrown, congenital, natural, rooted, implanted These days we are seeing more and more types of implants. The Bible does use the word “implant”- but only once in James. The book of James is filled with guidelines for Christian living and discipline. It is common sense coupled with a heavy dose of Godly wisdom. In particular, James chapter 1 and verses 21......

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13
Feb 2018
Will the Witness Please Take the Stand

From January 24, 2010: Sovereignty (Dictionary):  Supreme power or authority, supremacy. Sovereignty (Bible): Royalty, reign, dominion. Witness (Bible): A witness (Hebrew-Ed), repeat, do again-root word-firm or strong (OT); in NT-to testify or bear witness. It is interesting that the dictionary does not include any reference to God within the definition of sovereignty. However, God’s Word does declare His majesty and His sovereignty over and over: Psalm 103:19:  “19The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.” (NASB)  We all know that we are to be witnesses......

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