Ministering One to Another

By: James Downing | Posted: May 30, 2018

1 Thessalonians 5:12-14

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And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

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The Helmet of Salvation

By: James Downing | Posted: Dec 13, 2017

Ephesians 6:17

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And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

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The Lord is Robed in Strength

By: James Downing | Posted: Sep 06, 2017

Psalm 93

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The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their waves.

The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the…

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The Peace of God

By: James Downing | Posted: Aug 09, 2017

Isaiah 57:19-21

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I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him.

But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

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Confidence in Christ

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 23, 2017

1 John 5:13-15

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These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

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The Christian Life

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 05, 2017

1 Thessalonians 5

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But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Ye…

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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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Walking in the Spirit: Peace

By: James Downing | Posted: Mar 11, 2015

Galatians 5:16-26



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But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife,…

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