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The Word became Flesh

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. In my opinion, the most amazing event in all of history occurred at Christmas when the eternal second person of the Godhead, at a point in time became a man, assuming human flesh all the while never ceasing to be God. John in the opening of his gospel put it this way:"The Word became flesh" (John 1...

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Making Christ "first"

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. I absolutely love Christmas and always have. The kids are out of school, time off at work, a time for family and friends, a time for giving and receiving gifts and wonderful food!But that isnotthe reason.I love the fact that we can honor the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.It's a time t...

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Born to Die

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There are a myriad of answers to the simple question:"Why was Jesus born?" "Why did He come to earth?"The secondary reasons for his coming are:to present God to humanity;to teach truth; to fulfill law; to offer His kingdom; to teach those who did not understand about God;to reveal love; to bring peace; to heal the sick and more. But the one primary purpose for Jesus com...

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. This past week I have reflected on the rich heritage that is mine by God's grace!Had my father lived, he would have been 100 years old last Tuesday, November 30.Without question, he was the most influential person in my life.I often tell people, "He who has seen me has seen the Father." Dad was bo...

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Illusions

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. In last Sunday's message, I made reference to the fact that I grew up watching the TV program Perry Mason.I also watched the old Andy Griffith Show.For 8 seasons from 1960 to 1968,Andy Griffith was the sheriff of Mayberry, North Carolina, a fictional community of around 4,000 people.There were 259 ...

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The Negative Cost of Caring!

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. Earlier today I heard a report on the local news about a condition I'd never before heard of:Compassion Fatigue.The news cast reported this condition in conjunction with the Covid-19 pandemic that has plagued our country now for almost two years.The report focused on those who are on the front line...

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The Honor of Widowhood Part 2

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As we discussed last week, there are numerous passages in the Bible dealing with widows. God has a special concern for them, along with orphans and others in difficult circumstances. Many passages lay down laws to protect widows. God is described as their protector and judge: "A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows is God in His holy habitation" (Ps. 68:5...

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PSALM 51: THROWING ONESELF ON THE MERCY OF GOD

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Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight(Psalm 51: 4a, NKJV) The superscription for this psalm is: "A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba." The background is given in 2 Samuel 11-12. William Culberson in his outline pointed out true confession includes the following elements: Casting onese...

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The Honor of Widowhood Part 1

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There are numerous passages in the Bible dealing with widows. God has a special concern for them, along with orphans and others in difficult circumstances. Many passages lay down laws to protect widows. God is described as their protector and judge: "A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows is God in His holy habitation" (Ps. 68:5). "The Lord protects the s...

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Who is Jesus Christ?

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Who is Jesus Christ? This question has been asked many many times. Even during Jesus' life, many asked, Who is Jesus? Is He reallty the Son of God, Is He the messiah? Is He the chosen one? Today we're going dive deeper into this topic and discuss who Jesus is and how we can present him to other? John Newton, a former English slave trader is best know for his hymn "Amaz...

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Love is...

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. This weekend Connie and I will be attending our niece's wedding in Texarkana. We are coming down to less than a half dozen nieces and nephews who remain single and like all our family weddings, we are looking forward to seeing our extended family. All my siblings will be there so it will be special...

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When I survey the Wondrous Cross

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to Sunday. The principle symbol of our faith is the cross of Jesus Christ.Paul understood this and in his letter to the churches in Galatia wrote:"But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world"(Galatia...

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God's Unfailing Love!

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Dear Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to theLord's Day. George Matheson (1842-1906) was a Scotsman who exhibited a quick mind and a fervent devotion to the Lord. Sensing God's call on his life, he began to train for the ministry, but his already poor eyesight began to fail. He raced through studies at the University of Glasgow and graduated a...

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Demonstrating Love

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's Day For centuries the Middle East has been a place of horrible wars and brutality as Muslims and Christians have clashed. More than a century ago a Muslim enemy soldier chased a Christian woman and her brother until he cornered them. He mercilessly shot the brother and...

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