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All Heaven Rejoices (Luke 15)

Luke 15 (ESV) 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the …

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Malangelion (bad news pt 2)

Romans 2:1-11 (ESV) 2 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. 3 Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such …

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It is Better that He Ascended (Luke 24:36-53)

Luke 24:36-53 (ESV) — 36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and …

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Joy in Heaven (Luke 15)

Luke 15 (ESV) 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the …

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Speak II: The Process of Speaking Truth in Love

Tripp begins by ensuring that our agenda is straight as confrontation is a normal part of relationship.  Our agenda must be driven as ambassadors of God’s redemptive work.  He lays out his steps of the confrontation process.  The goal is not to give people a list of changes from Scripture or tell them what we think of them.  We want …

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Speak I: Speaking the Truth in Love

Rebuke is the word the Bile uses for bringing truth to where change is needed but most of us don’t react positively when we hear it.[1]  The purpose of this chapter is to consider the biblical model of rebuke as a part of the Speak component of personal ministry.  He sets forth the following principles: Confrontation is rooted in submission …

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The Son of God Begins His Work (Mark 1:9-15)

Mark 1:9-15 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am …

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Ruffles and Flourishes and Proper Fanfare (Mark 1:1-8)

– The Promised Prophet of Preparation – The Method, Means and Mission of Preparation – As Great the Herald, so Much Greater the Heralded One “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice …

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Great Responses to Greater Grace (Jonah 2:10-3:10)

Jonah 2:10-3:10 10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land. 3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word …

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Supplication and Repentance

Asking God for our daily bread is a reminder that He not only provides all but, in our rebellion, we do not deserve any blessing from His hand.  Asking God forgiveness reminds us that we have forgiveness of our sins only in Christ.  Asking God to lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil reminds us that we …

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