Seven Minute Sermons


09
Apr 2017
What Shall We Do?

Decision (Dictionary): Promptness and firmness in deciding; a determination arrived at after consideration. Decision (Bible): Judging, divine judgment; opinion, counsel, judgment, intention, decree.  John the Baptist preached a baptism of repentance and many were drawn to him in the wilderness including some Levites and Pharisees. The people knew John was different from the religious leaders of his day. His words struck at the hearts of those who heard his preaching. As we can read in this Luke account, John spoke to them in a very direct way and spoke truth into their hearts.......

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02
Apr 2017
It's About Doubt

Doubt (Dictionary): To call into question the truth of; to be uncertain or in doubt about; to lack confidence in; to consider unlikely. Doubt (Bible):  Waver; doubt; hesitate; or duplicate. Doubt can be powerful. It can blind a soul or even guide you into missing God’s free gift of salvation! Through the ages mankind has developed its own gods through idolatry. Many have retreated into atheism or agnosticism. Some have stepped from doubt to unbelief and finally into complete denial of the gospel. Atheists say there is no God while Agnostics simply plead “show me......

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26
Mar 2017
Windy Days

Wind (Dictionary): A natural movement of air of any velocity; especially:  the earth’s air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally; an artificially produced movement of air; to sound (a call or note) on a horn. Wind (Bible): Wind, spirit; breath; storm winds; stormy; tempest; violent; whirlwind. The earth’s winds are amazing whether it is a gentle breeze or a hurricane! The fastest wind speed ever recorded comes from a hurricane gust. On April 10, 1996, Tropical Cyclone Olivia (a hurricane) passed by Barrow Island, Australia. The equivalent of a Category 4......

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19
Mar 2017
He is Raised Indeed!

Hallelujah (Dictionary): Used to express praise; joy; or thanks; a shout or song of praise or thanksgiving; a shout or song of praise or thanks to God. Hallelujah (Bible): Hallelujah, Praise the Lord; rule, reign, reign over. As we enter into Easter, we must first pause at Good Friday. It is a sobering moment and should cause us to once again ponder the immense cost to God! On Sunday we enter into the joy that can only be captured on Resurrection Sunday! I remember one particular Easter moment when I was in......

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12
Mar 2017
The Great Gate

Gate (Dictionary): An opening in a wall or fence; a city or castle entrance often with defensive structures (as towers); the frame or door that closes a gate; a movable barrier (as at a grade crossing) Gate (Bible): Narrow; strait; a large gate; a gateway, porch, vestibule; door. In ancient Jerusalem there were10 gates for entry to the city and each gate had a spiritual significance City gates were covered with metal and heavy. Gates were also used to gain access to pastures. Pasture gates were constructed of stones or wood…The shepherds......

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05
Mar 2017
Guard the Treasure

Guard (Dictionary): One assigned to protect or oversee another: such as a person or a body of persons on sentinel duty; to protect from danger especially by watchful attention: make secure; to watch over so as to prevent escape, disclosure, or indiscretion. Guard (Bible): A guard; ward; prison; target; mark; observe; watch over; preserve; keep safe; keep in mind, keep close. There are many ways that treasures can be guarded. All we need do is to look at banks, museums and gated communities to name a few. Many places have guards with weapons......

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26
Feb 2017
Gone Fishing

Signs (Dictionary): A mark having a conventional meaning and used in place of words or to represent a complex notion; one of the 12 divisions of the zodiac; a display (as a lettered board or a configuration of neon tubing) used to identify or advertise a place of business or a product: a posted command, warning, or direction. Signs (Bible): A wonder; sign; portent; certain proof: a fixed sign; a standard, ensign, signal, Jonah; circumcision; nod continually, beckon. The first four disciples Jesus chose were fishermen. On one of their workdays they......

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19
Feb 2017
Right Standing

Strong (Dictionary): Having or marked by great physical power, having moral or intellectual power; having great resources (as of wealth or talent). Strong (Bible): Strong, mighty; solid; firm; steadfast; to strengthen; in good health. The Bible has much to say about righteousness. Psalm 4:5:  5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the Lord. (NKJV). This Scripture really jumped out at me. We are urged by King David to enter into a position of total trust in the Lord. To do this,we must be in submission to the Lord’s will......

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12
Feb 2017
Puddles

Flow (Dictionary): To issue or move in a stream rivers flow into the sea; to move with a continual change of place among the constituent particles molasses flows slowly; to proceed with a smooth conversation. Flow (Bible): To pour; flow; run; trickle; drop; distil; a spring (of water); gush. God’s word has many references to rivers and reveals them from Genesis to Revelation. Genesis names four rivers whose source is a river flowing within Eden itself as described in Genesis: Genesis 2:10-14: Now a river went out of Eden to water the......

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11
Feb 2017
A Closer Walk

Strong (Dictionary): Having or marked by great physical power, having moral or intellectual power; having great resources (as of wealth or talent). Strong (Bible): Strong, mighty; solid; firm; steadfast; to strengthen; in good health. One of the longings of the Christian heart is the desire to grow closer to the Lord. Such a desire will one day be 100% realized when we meet Jesus in Heaven. In the meantime, we must walk out our salvation. One of my favorite hymns is “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” The writer of this hymn......

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