The Sermon on the Mount was Not Originally for the Church

Against popular modern-day misconception, the Sermon on the Mount was NOT originally delivered to the New Testament Church. It does not directly apply to us, though we can draw from its principles. Yet, we must be sure we correctly interpret the Sermon before we can be assured the principles drawn are sound. To put it …

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Humility Precedes Power

There’s a lot of seeking for God’s “power” among Christians. They should be seeking Jesus, not his power; but here’s how to really tell if a person has God’s “power” (grace) on their life: THEY ADMIT THEIR SPECIFIC WEAKNESSES. The Apostle writes, ...I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ …

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7 Passages that Correct Pushy Pastors

Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for you out of this rock?” And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his staff twice, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their …

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Christians are NOT to Rebuke Culture

Are Christians supposed to rebuke evil in the public forum? What about Matthew 7:6? Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you. —Jesus The biblical command to “expose the unfruitful works of darkness” is within the context of …

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Colossians: Jesus is Better than Special Knowledge, Part 5

Colossians: Jesus is Better than Special Knowledge, Part 1 Colossians: Jesus is Better than Special Knowledge, Part 2 Colossians: Jesus is Better than Special Knowledge, Part 3 Colossians: Jesus is Better than Special Knowledge, Part 4 So far in this perusal of the Letter to the Colossians, Lamb's Harbinger has taken a look at Chapter 1 through Chapter 2, …

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Understanding the Letter of James, Part 1

It is worth repeating, "Context is King." The Book of James presents lots of trouble to the reader, if one doesn't keep in mind that the letter is (in fact) a letter, which has an original cause for its having been written and also a two-sectioned audience. Firstly, one notices that James opens with a "To" …

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Life Together in Christ

(mp3 download) Jan 18, 2015  33:24 | Pastor Woody Cumbie, Lifepointe Church (streamed audio) There is an almost uniquely American epidemic called "loneliness." Many are lonely despite being popular or in a crowd or even in a large family. Loneliness is a heart level malady. But God has a design for His family that draws people …

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The Old Testament Prophets Were Social Activists

Yes, the Old Testament prophets were social activists. They called their fellow countrymen to return to the Covenant laws to which they (Israelites) had originally agreed. The only difference between New Testament believers and Old Testament prophets is: Old Testament prophets were part of the God-ordained Theocracy of Israel, whereas we (New Testament Believers) are …

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