The Prerequisites for Spiritual Worship

By: James Downing | Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Nehemiah 8:1-8

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And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the Lord had commanded to Israel.

And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.

And he read therein before the street that was…

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The Sword of the Spirit

By: James Downing | Posted: Dec 17, 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 Source of our Strength

By: James Downing | Posted: Oct 11, 2017

Ephesians 6:10-24

ESV
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand…

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The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…

By: James Downing | Posted: Oct 01, 2017

Matthew 20:17-29

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And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,

Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,

And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with…

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Personal Evangelism

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 28, 2017

John 4:1-25

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When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

And he must needs go through Samaria.

Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

Now Jacob's well was…

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Our Works Found in Christ

By: James Downing | Posted: Mar 29, 2017

Matthew 16:24-28

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Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father…

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We are Both Christian Workers & Christian Soldier Part 2

By: James Downing | Posted: Jan 08, 2017

Nehemiah 4

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But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews. And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned? Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build,…

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False Teachers

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 15, 2016

1 John 2:15-22

KJV Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This…

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Growing In Grace

By: James Downing | Posted: May 25, 2016

2 Timothy 2:1

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Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

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You Must Make Your Case Now

By: James Downing | Posted: Jul 05, 2015

Matthew 7:21

ESV
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

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