Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Pastor Rick Jackson
Every good gift is from God. Think about that. Every single solitary thing you ever have gotten came from God. It doesn’t matter who or what God used to deliver it, if it was good, truly good, it was from God. Then it says every perfect gift is from God. Now there are many, many good gifts that God has given us… but the number of perfect gifts is relatively smaller. Every good gift is not a perfect gift but every perfect gift is a good gift. Of the good and perfect gifts let us see the greatest three, and as God would have it, they are closely related.
I. THE BIBLE IS A PERFECT GIFT
1. It Converts the Soul [Ps. 19:7, 1 Peter 1:23]
2. It Completes the Saint [2 Tm. 3:16-17]
3. It Conveys the Solutions [James 1:21-25]
II. THE SAVIOUR IS A PERFECT GIFT
1. He Always Has Been [Dt. 32:1-4, 1 Cor. 10:1-4]
2. He Always Will Be [Col. 1:27-28, Heb. 13:8]
3. He Always Helps Others [Heb. 5:4-10, 10:1-14]
III. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERFECT GIFT
1. God Gives Better Gifts than Sinful Men [Lk. 11:13]
2. God Gives the Holy Spirit to all Believers [Acts 2:38, Rm. 8:8-17]
3. The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Gifts [I Cor. 12:1-11, Rm. 12]
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
2 KINGS 10
Pastor Rick Jackson
I. KEEP YOUR HEAD… CHECK!
1. Enlistment [v. 1-9]
2. Inspiration [v. 10-12]
3. Ignorance [v. 13-14]
II. SHOW YOUR ZEAL… CHECK!
1. The Shout Out [v. 15-17]
2. The Set Up [v. 18-24]
3. The Send Off [v. 25-28]
III. DEPART FROM EVIL… FAIL!
1. Diminished Obedience [v. 29-31] others’ sins always seem more heinous than our own
2. Diminished Influence [v. 32-33]
3. Diminished Expectations [v. 34-36]
Sunday, December 01, 2013
1 Timothy 3:16 Pastor Rick Jackson
This verse is but a small indication of the uniqueness of the person of Jesus Christ. Among the throngs of humanity Jesus is unique. Among the persons of the Godhead Jesus is unique. There has never been one like Him, there is no one like Him now, and there will never be another like Him. He is unique!
I. JESUS IS UNIQUE IN HIS HUMANITY
1. His Singular Pre-existence [Micah 5:2]
2. His Singular Birth [Is. 7:14, Mt. 1:18-25]
3. His Singular Life [Heb. 4:14-15]
He was born in an obscure village, the son of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village, where he worked in a carpenter's shop until he was thirty. Then for three years he became a wandering preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He didn't go to college. He never visited a big city. He never travelled two hundred miles from the place where he was born. He did none of those things one usually associates with greatness. He had no credentials but himself. He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. He was turned over to his enemies and went through a mockery of a trial. He was executed by the state. While he was dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead he was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Twenty centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind's progress. All the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this earth as much as that One Solitary Life.
II. JESUS IS UNIQUE IN HIS DEITY
1. His Incarnation [1 Tm. 3:16]
2. His Expiration [Mt. 27:50-51, 54; Phil. 2:5-8]
3. His Glorification [Phil. 2:9-11, Jn. 7:39, 12:16, Acts 3:13-15]
III. JESUS IS UNIQUE IN HIS IDENTITY
1. He is Creator [Jn. 1:1-3, 10-14]
2. He is Servant [Is. 42:1-7, 52:13-14, Jn. 10:18]
3. He is Saviour [Is. 43:11, Titus 3:4-6]
Saturday, November 30, 2013
In this issue . . .
A: Based on measurements and inferences, carbon dioxide has increased more after about 1960 than before, possibly due to the increase of fossil fuel consumption. But carbon dioxide is actually a minor gas in the greenhouse effect. The major greenhouse gas is water vapor, which accounts for 95 percent of greenhouse warming. And the greenhouse effect is actually good: without these greenhouse gases the earth would be about 60°F cooler, and we would likely all freeze to death.
Besides these two factors, there are other natural causes of climate change. Short-period temperature decreases come from particles suspended in earth's stratosphere by volcanic eruptions, reflecting sunlight back into space. And short-period temperature increases come from El Niño. There is also the effect of sunspot activity: the more sunspots, the higher earth's temperature. Variations in carbon dioxide levels are not responsible for these changes.
In the face of claims that man is causing disastrous global warming, an objective look at the facts and additional evidence show otherwise. Natural processes on the sun account for over 50 percent of the global warming. Since the climate simulations greatly exaggerate the temperature rise from an increase in carbon dioxide, these models cannot be trusted. Thus, man is likely responsible for only about 0.5°F warming—miniscule and likely impossible to mitigate.
Read the whole article from the New Answers Book 3 by Michael Oard, retired meteorologist, for more facts about global warming.
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This Week . . .
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