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The Who, What, Where and When of Nahum 1:7

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Nahum 1:7

In this Podcast:

  • The Lord is good
  • The Lord is a Strong Hold
    • In the day of trouble
  • To those who put their trust in Him

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The Wrong Arm of the Law: Episode 6

This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. the-deadly-lures-of-legalism
Howbeit in vain do they worship me,  for
doctrines the commandments of men.

For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men…

In this Podcast, we discuss the fact that:
  • The Pharisees were concerned with outer cleanliness, to the exclusion of Inner Purity
  • Jesus taught that Inner Purity was more important than Ritual Washing
  • The Inner Person (of the Believer) needs to be purified

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The Wrong Arm of the Law: Episode 4

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For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

In this Podcast, we discuss the fact that:
  • We don’t live under the Bondage of an external system of rules or codes.
  • We live under the Internal restraints of the Holy Spirit.

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3 Marks of a Growing Church

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A church that is growing will have some distinct characteristics.  As we read in Acts 9:26-31.  The book of Acts is generally not a good place for the local church to build doctrine; since it is a transitional book; however, we can glean some good lessons from the book of Acts. “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)  Especially in the subject of growing a local church, since that is exactly what is going on in the latter part of Acts 9.  In our previous article (Are you a destroyer or a restorer) we looked at some things that the Church should not do. Now I would like to turn our attention towards some things that we should do in the Local Church.

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Are you a destroyer or a restorer?

In Acts 9:26-31,  we see how the “church” originally reacted to Paul after his conversion.  In this passage, he hasn’t yet taken the name of Paul (the first time Saul is called Paul is found Restore-Mein Acts 13:9, which shows us that Saul took upon himself the name of his first convert Sergius Paulus (Acts 13:7)).  The Disciples were afraid of Paul at the first and did not believe that he was a fellow believer.  They were ready to discount Paul because of his past. They were all too eager to hold his past sins against him while at the same time enjoying forgiveness for their own Sin.  We as Christians are called to ” be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32).

Are you helping to restore others to the LORD or are you in the business of destroying those who need our help the most?

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14 Salient Scriptures that support the doctrine of eternal security

Eternal Security of the Believer

Having Assurance of your Salvation is critical if the Believer is going to be a producIrvington Bible Baptist Churchtive member of the Body of Christ.  Of course, to obtain Assurance of Salvation, you must first accept the free gift of salvation that is being offered to you through the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross.

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How to get the dirt out of your life (Lesson 2)

Once you come to the realization that you have dirt in your life that needs to be cleaned up, the next step is realizing that you cannot do it yourself. You must be delivered from the dirt. Titus 2:11-14 shows us that it is by grace that we are saved and that because we are saved we should desire to live a pure life. Notice that this reference shows us that Jesus came into the world to redeem us, because we cannot redeem ourselves (Galatians 1:3-4, 1 Peter 1:18-19).

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How to get the dirt out of your life (Lesson 1)

Read Judges 3:12-30.
Steps to getting the Dirt out of your life:
 1. Must recognize the fact that you have dirt in your life. (Judges 3:22)
2. Must realize that you need to be delivered from this dirt. (Judges 3:15)
3. Must be willing to do your part. (Judges 3:20)
4. Must not go empty handed (Judges 3:16)
5. Must do right when you are all alone (Judges 3:18-19)
6. Must use your weapon. (Judges 3:21-22)
Each of these methods will be discussed in detail.

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