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  • You Have Hope in Eternal Life

    Posted on November 16th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


    You Have Hope in Eternal Life
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    Rumors and lies can cause many problems.  Even worse, false information about God’s Word can harm and even kill souls.  In the first century AD, a group of Christians in Thessalonica were concerned about what happened to their fellow believers who had died.  Do those who die before Christ’s second coming miss out on the blessings of Christ’s return?  Rumors and lies made the problem worse.  Christians were struggling with doubt and fear – not at all what our Lord wants for his children.

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  • You Are Ready for Judgment

    Posted on November 9th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11


    You Are Ready for Judgment
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    Have you ever had something stolen out of your house or car?  I remember a time during one of our many moves when some cash was stolen from us.  It wasn’t a large sum of money, but it still doesn’t feel good to know someone took advantage of you.  Of course, if I had known it was going to happen I would have put the money somewhere safer.

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  • You Were Set Free to Remain Free

    Posted on November 2nd, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Galatians 5:1-6


    You Were Set Free to Remain Free
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    Were you ever a slave?  The Israelites knew what slavery was like.  They were slaves in Egypt, but the Lord set them free with some awesome miracles.  Can you imagine the rejoicing that went on the day they became free?  After generations of slavery the taste of freedom must have been sweet!  Yet, it wasn’t long before the Israelites were complaining, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted.”  They even said, “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”  How ungrateful! After all God had done to free them from slavery they wanted to go back!  We can’t understand how they could say that . . . or can we?  Isn’t there a part of us, the old Adam, the old man, the sinner in us that wants to reject the freedom Christ won for us and go back to slavery to sin and follow that cruel slave master, Satan?  Brothers and sisters in Christ, Christ made you free.  Remain free in Christ!  Slavery destroys our freedom and this freedom we have is good.

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