Psalms for Turbulent Times - Part 12

 
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PSALM 106

by Jim Jester

July 4, 2021

Scripture Reading: Psalm 43:1-5

Psalm 43

The Scripture we read is actually a Part 2, or a continuation of Psalm 42, likely written by one of the sons of Korah (the Korahites accompanied David in his flight beyond the Jordan during Absalom’s rebellion). Psalm 43 is likely a supplementary stanza, added later by the same or a different author. The absence of a title for this psalm, and the recurrence of several phrases, especially the refrain, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God” (v. 5), puts this beyond doubt, as the verse is repeated 3 times. The separation is old since it is found in the LXX (Septuagint). Whoever wrote this psalm (both Psalms 42 & 43), has given immortal form to the longings of the soul after God. He has fixed forever and made melodious the sigh: “As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God” (Ps. 42:1).

The Importance of the Church in Today's World

 
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by Paster Everett Ramsey

June 27, 2021

1 Corinthians 12

Diversity of gifts - but the same Spirit; differences in administration, but the same Lord; diversities of operations, but the same God

The diversity of gifts in the church body:

  • Wisdom
  • Healing
  • Knowledge
  • Faith
  • Prophecy (preaching)

 As a body, we need the diversity of gifts.  The church is the only place that spiritual gifts will be blessed at their best ... within a group setting.

Twins - Part 7

 
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CONDITIONAL DOMINION

By Walter Giddings

June 20, 2021

We come to the most challenging part of these lessons on the twins by two different fathers.  When the doctrine of “the mother of all living” “who conceived by” [two] was first outlined to me I was struck numb.  For a year I was in doctrinal paralysis.  My ardent curiosity why someone would believe Cain’s father was Lucifer, not Adam, stirred me.  Why were men and women with quiet reputation and ordered lives convicted Adam’s father hood of Cain is a bad paternity rap?!  How to move forward I knew not, until I reviewed the nobility of the members of the Berean congregation in Acts 17:10-11.

Is White Supremacy a Sin?

 
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Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

June 13, 2021

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 10:14, 15

Are these introductory verses correct or not?  Did God say that He chose the seed of His covenant people to be above all people. Or did He say that His people would be below all people?  Or did He say that they would be equal to all people?

If there is a group of people who are above all people; is that not supremacy?   Is this not white supremacy, if you believe that the white race is the “seed” of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?  Or is it really the supremacy of Almighty God, for He is the one who makes His chosen ones supreme?

Psalms for Turbulent Times - Part 11

 
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Psalm 94

By Jim Jester

June 6, 2021

Scripture Reading: Psalm 52:1-9

This lament of David is different than most. It does not start out with the usual appeal to God to hear the petition for deliverance; instead, the psalmist immediately launches into an attack on the wicked man whose only commitment is to his wealth, and then sets forth the happy status of the righteous whose ultimate commitment is to God. Yes, the steadfast love of our covenant God endures “like a green olive tree.”

The historical occasion (q.v., I Samuel 22) in the title of this psalm is important to its interpretation. In verses, 1-4 is the commitment of the wicked; verses 5-7 tell of his fate (Who’s fate?); and verses 8-9 reveals the resolve of the righteous.

Who is this evil “mighty man” spoken of in the first verse of the psalm?

Oliver Brown ET AL VS. Board of Education of Topeka

By Pastor Don Elmore

In my eighth-grade civic class, we had a very usual teacher.  First, she was Jewish.  And she was as eccentric as any teacher I ever had in her dealings with the students.  She was a little elderly lady.  One of her trademark moves was that she would through a “wool” ball at students who were talking when they were not supposed to.  Another of her eccentric ways was that she would go into the boy’s bathroom if she thought there was smoking or other school violations going on.  And most importantly, she said something that I never heard anyone else ever say.

Bible Smarts

By Richard Kelly Hoskins

Here are a few of the lessons from the book "Bible Smarts" by Richard Hoskins.

BALAK PLAN

COMMUNISM

FORBIDDEN FOODS

INTEGRATION

REPATRIATION

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