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  • Which One Are You

    Posted on September 21st, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Matthew 21:28-32


    Which One Are You?
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    Mark Twain once said there are two types of people in this world.  There are those who do the work and there are those who take the credit.  Then he said try to be in the first group because there’s less competition.  Eddie Murphy also said there were two types of people, those who divide people into two types and those who don’t.  C.S. Lewis said there are two types of people in this world: those who say to God, “Thy will be done, ” and those to whom God says, in the end, ` thy will be done.  ” Meaning that either you recognize that God is your creator and Savior and  submit to him, or you tell God you want nothing to do with him and in the end he will give you exactly what you want.  C.S. Lewis got it right.

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  • Forgiveness

    Posted on September 7th, 2008 Sallie No comments

    Based on: Matthew 18:21-35


    Forgiveness
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    Last week I said that Matthew Chapter 18 was a chapter about love and I still believe that is true.  The offer still stands, if you read in Matthew 18 and you have concerns about the connection between that chapter and love (after all the word “love” is not mentioned in this chapter), the then let’s look at it together.  Last week we talked about how in love we as Christians will sometimes say tough things in order to call our brother or sister back to Christ so that he or she may receive Christ’s forgiveness.  Today, as we continue reading in Matthew 18, we see that the forgiveness and love that God gives us motivates us to forgive others.  We will see the great difference there is between the debt that God has forgiven us and the debt that is owed to us by others, and by understanding that, we will see God’s great mercy.

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