In Faith Alone in the Cross of Christ

By: James Downing | Posted: Jul 08, 2015

Galatians 6: 1-18


1Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5For every man shall bear his own…

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You Must Make Your Case Now

By: James Downing | Posted: Jul 05, 2015

Matthew 7:21

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“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

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The Center Piece of Our Faith

By: James Downing | Posted: Jul 01, 2015

Matthew 5:10-12

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“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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You Will Know Them by Their Fruit

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 28, 2015

Matthew 7:13-20

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“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

A Tree and Its Fruit

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?…

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A Proud Heart

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 24, 2015

Ezekiel 28:2

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“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD:

“Because your heart is proud, and you have said, ‘I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas,’ yet you are but a man, and no god, though you make your heart like the heart of a god—

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The Gate is Narrow and The Way is Hard

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 21, 2015

Matthew 7:12-14

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“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

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Sowing and Reaping Part 2

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 17, 2015

Galatians 6:1-10

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Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.…

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The Dog, The Swine, and The Holy Things and Pearls

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 14, 2015

Matthew 7:1-12

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“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take…

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Turned from Idols to The True and Living God

By: Cody Hue | Posted: Jun 10, 2015

1 Thessalonians 1:9-10

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For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

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The Judge, The Splinter, and The Beam

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 07, 2015

Matthew 7:1-5 ESV

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“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to…

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