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English, Christianity, 1 season, 73 episodes, 2 days, 6 hours, 26 minutes
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These Sunday Sermon messages form a collection of the most effective and fruitful sermons given by Dr. J. Vernon McGee during his 21-year pastorate (1949-1970) at the historic Church of the Open Door when it was located in downtown Los Angeles.OtherThru the BiblePrograms:Thru the BibleThru the Bible - Questions AnswersThru the Bible InternationalA Travs de la Biblia
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Divine Election and Human Free Will

(Isaiah 55:1-3) Are we saved because God sovereignly chooses us to be saved or because we choose salvation of our own free will? Are these two contradictory or can they be reconciled?
5/26/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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When God Flexes His Muscles

(Isaiah 53) When we consider the powerful arm of the Lord, we might think about how He delivered Israel from Egypt or the fire sent down from heaven during Elijah's confrontation with the prophets of Baal. But what about the mighty arm of God as revealed in the cross?
5/19/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Lamb and the Lambs

(Isaiah 40:1-11) Not only is Jesus the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, but He is also called the Shepherd who cares for His flock.
5/12/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Millennium Versus the Great Society, Part 3

For centuries, man has been seeking the idyllic form of society where all people live in perfect harmonywhere poverty and sickness have been abolished and prosperity exists for all. But how do these man-made visions compare with the God-given revelation about the coming Millennium?
5/5/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Millennium Versus the Great Society, Part 2

For centuries, man has been seeking the idyllic form of society where all people live in perfect harmonywhere poverty and sickness have been abolished and prosperity exists for all. But how do these man-made visions compare with the God-given revelation about the coming Millennium?
4/28/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Millennium Versus the Great Society, Part 1

(Isaiah 11, 12) For centuries, man has been seeking the idyllic form of society where all people live in perfect harmonywhere poverty and sickness have been abolished and prosperity exists for all. But how do these man-made visions compare with the God-given revelation about the coming Millennium?
4/21/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Call and Commission of Isaiah

(Isaiah 6:1-9) God called Isaiah through a most glorious vision of the Almighty and commissioned him to declare judgment upon the people of Israel.
4/14/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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Isaiah: Knowing the Right Persons

King Uzziah is dead and Isaiah's position in the Kingdom of Judah is shaky. What's a prophet to do? Dr. McGee examines this important transition of power and we learn the most important lesson of all: God is, was, and will always be the true source of power in Judah and in our lives today.
4/7/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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Delivered Out of Death

(Psalm 118) Science, philosophy, and psychology can’t tell us what lies beyond the grave. Faced with the prospect of death, mankind has become helpless. Yet Scriptures speak not of the despair of death, but rather God's Word focuses on the hope of resurrection.
3/31/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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What the Well-Dressed Christian Will Wear

(Colossians 3) Have you ever noticed how often the Bible speaks about clothing? From the tunics of skin God made for Adam and Eve to Revelation 19 where the armies in heaven are clothed in fine linen, white and clean? It also speaks of the spiritual clothing we’re called to put off and put on.
3/24/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Unfinished Sufferings of Christ

Many ask the question, Why do we have to suffer? Well, the Scriptures give us many reasons. One is provided for us in Paul’s Epistle to the Colossians.
3/17/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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Can We Still Believe the Bible is the Word of God?

In every realm and every strata of society, the world is being shaken. Our homes, our social lives, our work lives, even in some churches ... nothing seems solid. In times like these, the Bible is the only place to turn for help, comfort, andmost importantlysalvation.
3/10/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Throughout time, some of the most wonderful stories have been about love. Whether fact or fiction, they capture our hearts and stir our souls. One of the greatest love stories is found in the Old Testament book of the Song of Solomon.
3/3/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Forgotten Book of the Bible

Painted with bold strokes and bright colors, that’s how Dr. J. Vernon McGee describes the often misaligned and misunderstood Old Testament book, Song of Solomon. Contrary to popular thought, this passionate love story is more than just an illustration of an ideal relationship between a man and woman. The greater message is its picture of the intimate bond between Jesus and each of us, when we know Him as our Savior.
2/25/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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In the Days of Youth

Solomon’s youth was characterized by a fervent love for God and a faith untainted by the pollution of compromise. So he appeals to young people: Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.’
2/18/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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Man Versus Machine

(Ecclesiastes 3) The Industrial Revolution may have transformed the world, yet now we’re dependent upon these very machines, to the point that we feel we could never live without them! But where is God in all of this?
2/11/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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Over the Moon but Under the Sun

(Ecclesiastes 1) Looking for meaningful, happy lives, people today turn to seminars, retreats, and self-help books. When one system fails they go on to the next, believing that their persistence will lead them to the right formula. Solomon in the Book of Ecclesiastes did the same thing.
2/4/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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When Prayer Does Not Change Things

(Philippians 4:6, 7) Anxiety shines a spotlight for us on how much we need the Lord. That's what Dr. McGee reminds us of as we explore God's Word and discover His solution to the things that keep us up at night. Be willing to do this one thing and be ready to receive God's unexplainable peace.
1/28/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Man Who Lost His Religion

(Philippians 3) What really happened on the Damascus Road? In the book of Acts Paul gives us the basic facts, but in Philippians 3 he bares his soul and tells us the full story about a mighty transformation. Hear his first-hand account of the revolution that took place in his life and heart as he came to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
1/21/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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Life Begins

(Philippians 1:21) Just as physical life begins with a birth, spiritual life begins with a birth. That's the important truth we'll hear in this study of Philippians 1:21. Together we'll learn that real life begins when we come to Jesus Christ in faith and learn to trust Him. Then and only then are we born again.
1/14/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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A Trip to the Zoo

(Proverbs 30:24-31) Have you ever taken the time to ponder the wonders of the animal kingdom? They have a tremendous way of teaching us about the ways of God and how to have a godly character.
1/7/202444 minutes, 45 seconds
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What Do You Do With Your Future?

(Proverbs 27) Can we really know what our future holds? Yes, we make plans and preparations, and we set goals and objectives, but what about those things that come our way that are unforeseeable? How do we deal with them?
12/31/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Christmas in the Garden of Eden

(Genesis 3) What is Christmas? When and where did it begin? While the answers may seem obvious, Dr. McGee's thoughts on the matter may surprise you. Celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, by traveling to an unexpected placeway back to the Old Testament book of Genesiswhere we see that Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost. That’s the real Christmas story that begins with Adam and Eve and goes down through the centuries.
12/24/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Endorsing a Bad Note

(Proverbs 11:15) Our recent economic crisis in the U.S. has crippled banks as they reeled from the effect of homeowners who found themselves upside down in their loans and simply abandon their properties to the banks to deal with. The consequences of such decisions have been made clear in the pages of Scripture.
12/17/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Does God Hate?

(Proverbs 6:16-19) For most of us, hate is seen as a negative that has no real or positive value, but is that the case for all circumstances? Are there times when we should hate?
12/10/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Christian Conflict

(Ephesians 6:10-18) There’s a war going on in the spiritual realm. The problem is that most Christians are naive to this reality and ignorant of how to cope with it.
12/3/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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We Are Going to a Wedding

(Ephesians 5:25-27) One of the greatest illustrations of Christ’s relationship to the church is that of the bridegroom and the bride.
11/26/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Mother Whom Children Are to Honor

(Ephesians 5:22--6:4) Our homes our meant to be a mirror for the church and heaven. That's what we hear from Dr. McGee as he takes a look at the important role of wives and mothers in the lives of Moses, Isaac, Jacob, Samuel, David, Timothy, and Jesus.
11/19/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Fullness of the Spirit—Worship & Witness

(Ephesians 5:18) All too often we misunderstand the role and ministry the Holy Spirit has in the life of the Christian, particularly in our worship of God and our witness to Him.
11/12/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Holy Spirit and the Sinning Christian

Who is the Holy Spirit? And what does it mean in Ephesians 4:30 when it says we can "grieve" Him? Dr. McGee explains that through sin and ignorance of spiritual truths, we can limit God in our lives. But we cannot lose our salvation because of God's promise that we are "sealed until the day of redemption."
11/5/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Greatest Mystery Story of Them All

Do you love a good mystery? In Ephesians 3 we discover a mystery story like no other. There is a hero (Jesus), a villain (Satan), a crime (sin), a tragedy (condemnation), and a punishment and a resurrection (the Cross) ... and that's only the beginning of the story.
10/29/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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This is the House That God Built

We’re given many pictures of the church’s relationship to Jesus Christ. He is the Vine; we are the branches. He is the Bridegroom; we are the bride. He is the Shepherd; we are the sheep. There is, however, an analogy of the church and Jesus that we seldom hear. It’s the picture of Christ as the chief Cornerstone and the church as the temple of God.
10/22/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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When Paul Prayed

Paul the apostle is known for his great intellectual and theological mind, which gave us some of the greatest writings of the New Testament, if not the whole Bible. But Paul was not some ivory tower intellectual elite; he was a man passionate about his people, so he was also a great man of prayer.
10/15/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Does a God of Love Hate?

Have you heard the expression, "God loves the sinner, but hates the sin"? Is it biblically accurate? You may be surprised by Dr. J. Vernon McGee's answer. In this message we examine two difficult (and seemingly contradictory) truths: God's holiness and His unending love.
10/8/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land

Singing was very common in Israel. All of the Psalms were songs of worship. But what happened when the songs of praise and worship of God were interrupted by the Babylonian captivity? What songs can be sung when you’re enslaved?
10/1/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Pilgrim's Progress

(Psalms 120134) Three times a year, God required all the males among the twelve tribes of Israel to visit Jerusalem to worship. As the families ascended to Jerusalem from every direction, they would sing Psalms 120134. Dr. J. Vernon McGee tells us more about these Psalms and what they have to teach us about our own journeys with God.
9/24/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Faith and Freedom and the Foundation

(Psalm 119) One of the most critical aspects of any structure is its foundation. This principle is true not only for a structure, but also for nations, governments, organizations, families, and individuals. So what is the foundation upon which we should rest?
9/17/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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When Did Jesus Sing?

(Psalm 116) God hears, helps, and is holy. That’s the good news we hear as we travel through Psalm 116 and study David's Psalm of thanksgiving and praise.
9/10/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Authority for Missions

(Psalm 67) As Christians we are all familiar with the Great Commission as our mandate to go to all the world and make disciples. But long before Jesus Christ gave us this final command, the heart of God for missions was revealed to the people of Israel in the Psalms.
9/3/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Psalm of the Lily

(Psalm 45) My friend, every flower ought to remind you of Jesus. He is the lily of the valley. He is the rose of Sharon. How wonderful He is. That's how Dr. J. Vernon McGee introduces this study of Psalm 45, which reveals the beauty and majesty of Jesus upon His second coming.
8/27/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Storms in the New Creation

(Psalm 29) When we become a new creation in Christ we don't escape the storms of life, but God does promise to see us through. Follow along in Psalm 29 as we learn that no matter our circumstances, God is in control and available to comfort us and give us His peace.
8/20/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Mother Love of the Father God

Our finite minds can’t fully grasp all that God is, so the Bible gives us human terms we can understand such as love, light, and Father. But does He also have a motherly nature?
8/13/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Another Look at the Lord

Dr. J. Vernon McGee argues that the great tragedy today is that Christians are not meditating on the Word of God and the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
8/6/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Personal Handwriting of Jesus Christ

The church in Galatia seems to be more interested in following the Law than living by faith. In Galatians 6 the apostle Paul tells us what it really looks like to follow Jesus and bear His signature over our lives.
7/30/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fruit, More Fruit, Much Fruit

(Galatians 5:22, 23) Jesus made it clear that the evidence that someone is a Christian is the fruit they bear. But what evidence of fruit bearing should we find in our own lives as we examine whether or not we’re in the faith?
7/23/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Faith Plus Nothing Equals Salvation

(Galatians 4) What are the requirements for salvation? In Paul’s letter to the Galatians he deals with the nature of Law and grace and how they relate to the salvation offered to us through Jesus Christ.
7/16/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why the Gospel is Not Preached Today

(Galatians 1:6-12) What is the gospel? Is it being preached in our churches today?
7/9/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Message of Hope That Went Out From the King

(Esther 8) After Esther intervenes on behalf of the Jews, King Xerxes sends a new decree that changes the course of history. Similarly, God's new decree of grace through Jesus Christ abolished the Law and ushered in a new day for all who follow Him. Dr. McGee shows us the parallels between these historical events and reminds us of God's lavish love for His people.
7/2/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Guest Who Came to Dinner

(Esther 6:47:10) The gallows are constructed and Haman's plan to execute Mordecai and destroy the Jews is set in motion, but what happens next no one could have predicted. Our takeaway: No matter how smart, cunning, or connected we are, this is God's world and we can't get away with sin.
6/25/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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When a King Could Not Sleep

(Esther 5:16:4) God is moving in the affairs of the world. Even when we can't see Him, even when His name is not mentioned, even when all seems lost, He is ready and willing to save us. That's the message Dr. J. Vernon McGee shares in this examination of Queen Esther's brave decision to come before King Xerxes with a bold request.
6/18/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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For Such a Time as This

(Esther 4) When God breaks into our lives and calls us to Himself, what purpose does He have? Is it merely to save us from our sin, or does He have a greater use for us in His kingdom?
6/11/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Haman and Antisemitism

Hatred for God’s people is a common theme throughout history. We see it today, and Queen Esther certainly saw it in her day, too. Examine the life of Esther, King Xerxes, and the villainous Haman and see how nothing or no one can ever keep God from loving and preserving His people.
6/4/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The First Beauty Contest to Choose a Queen

Long before Esther became queen, God was moving in the difficult circumstances of her life. He's working in ours, too. In this message Dr. J. Vernon McGee reminds us that God leads us, guides us, and will never give up on us.
5/28/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Wife Who Refused to Obey Her Husband

(Esther 1) Before Esther became queen, another woman was removed from the position. Learn the story of Queen Vashti and how one justified but controversial decision changed the course of her life, Esther's life, and ours too.
5/21/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Strange Providences of God

(Esther) What determines the events in our lives? Is it chance? Is it our choices? What we’ll discover that the foundation of the Bible is that God’s providence is always at work in every event.
5/14/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Secret Weapon of Spiritual Warfare

We’re at war with spiritual beings, but what weapons do we have to fight off the attacks? We’ll discover not only what they are, but how to use them in our daily warfare in the heavenlies.
5/7/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Abounding Grace

Does God require a tithe? Are we commanded to give 10% of our salaries? Paul makes the issue of giving abundantly clear in his second letter to the Corinthians.
4/30/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Something New Under the Son

We read in Ecclesiastes that there is no new thing under the sun. Yet Paul said in 2 Corinthians that he who is in Christ is a new creation. How can these seemingly contradictory statements be reconciled? Well, one was made from the viewpoint of a man living under the S-U-N and the other from a man living under the S-O-N.
4/23/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Nehemiah Will Lead Us in Prayer

What makes prayer effective? Nehemiah, the businessman, gives us a practical model. Dr. J. Vernon McGee highlights Nehemiah's "Three S's"solicitude, supplication, and submissionand how they can help us transform our own relationship with God.
4/16/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Reality of the Resurrection

The cornerstone of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ; without it there would be no reason to believe that Jesus could save us from anything. But many in post modernity are downplaying its value and importance.
4/9/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Revival and Survival

There was a time when traveling preachers commonly put up a large tent or hung a banner on the side of a meeting place announcing a revival. In most cases the effects of their vigorous teaching produced only minimal lasting results. So this begs the question, What is revival?
4/2/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Word of God

Creative thought has been expressed and recorded on paper for centuries. Yet one book has stood the test of time and has been circulated and maintained by the common manthe Word of God.
3/26/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Love

With humility and candor, Dr. McGee takes us through a systematic study of one of the most well-known chapters in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13. Together we look at the preeminence, prerogatives, and permanence of God's love and discover that while we can’t keep God from loving us, we can get into a place where we don't realize His love in our lives.
3/19/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Foundation is Not the Building

(1 Corinthians 3:11-15) Once the foundation of a building is set you can get a good sense of its general dimensions, but what you can’t tell by the foundation is the beauty of the materials chosen by the builder, which can only be displayed when the building is complete.
3/12/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Christian, You Can Be the Judge

We are told over and over again that Christians should not judge, but what about the biblical standards of holiness, righteousness, and justice? How do we uphold these principles and yet not judge those who are living in sin?
3/5/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Who Are the Elect?

The Jews are looking for a sign and the Greeks are seeking after wisdom, but to the Jews the cross is a stumbling block and to the Greeks it is foolishness. These are the traits of those who do not believe, but the elect are willing to believe in the foolishness of the gospel.
2/26/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Human Trinity in the Church at Corinth

The Church of Corinth had three of the greatest Bible teachers come through their church, but instead of developing greater unity around the person of Christ it resulted in the division of the church. Paul in his letter confronts the church and points them back to the Lord Jesus Christ.
2/19/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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When Death Should Not Take a Holiday

Hezekiah, King of Judah, was facing the final days of his life, but God granted him his request for a longer life. But the consequence of Hezekiah’s extended life was that the people turned away from God, which proved to be the beginning of the end for the nation.
2/12/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Two Letters, Two Replies, Two Results

What would you do if an army, ready to destroy you, surrounded your city and sent you a letter demanding that you surrender or die? King Hezekiah’s response is one we should all follow when the troubles of life press us, even to the edge of death itself.
2/5/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Only Written Prophecy of Elijah

Elijah was one of the greatest prophets of God. He stopped the rain, was fed by ravens, and raised the dead. But did he leave us with some great writing? Indeed, he did!
1/29/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Thine is the Kingdom

Although the concept of kingdoms, kings, and queens is somewhat foreign to us here in the U.S., Scripture makes clear that there is a kingdom that will come on this earth and be ruled by the King Jesus Christ.
1/22/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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When Surrender is Victory

The goal of any competitive sport is to defeat your opponent and win the game. But is it possible that the greatest victory in your life could come from surrendering?
1/15/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Struggle of a Saved Soul

Do you struggle with doing what is right? The Apostle Paul battled that in his own life. Dr. McGee reveals Paul’s insights that can bring peace to your soul.
1/8/202344 minutes, 45 seconds