1 Peter 2:23-25

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 27, 2019

You’re Called to Suffer Wrongfully

By: James Downing | Posted: Apr 21, 2019

1 Peter 2:13-25

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Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
Honour all…

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The Crucifixion

By: James Downing | Posted: Aug 29, 2018

Matthew 27:32-44

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And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my…

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Our Joy in Christ

By: James Downing | Posted: Aug 08, 2018

Philippians 1

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Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
Being confident of this very thing,…

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When Brothers Dwell in Unity

By: James Downing | Posted: Jun 13, 2018

Psalm 133

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Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

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Truth from the Christian’s Perspective

By: James Downing | Posted: Jan 31, 2018

Ecclesiastes 7:1-6

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A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth.
It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house…

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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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To be Holy

By: James Downing | Posted: Nov 26, 2017

1 John 2:3-5

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And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

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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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Gains and Losses

By: James Downing | Posted: Aug 23, 2017

Philippians 1:3-14

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I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in…

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