Taking the Word of God Personally

It might seem an obvious truth that those who teach and preach the Word of God need to be personally committed to and blessed by the Word of God themselves.

Sometimes, though, we need to be reminded of an obvious truth because it is an essential truth.

A good doctor can help many people with their health, but not give adequate attention to their own health. An excellent home builder may not give as much attention to their own home.

What about us who minister the Word of God in one way or...

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Biblical Preaching Institute — August 30-September 24, 2021

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August 30-September 24, 2021

A special program of intense instruction in “Biblical Preaching” is scheduled for August 30-September 24 later this year.

This program of the Institute for Biblical Preaching will be taking place at GMF’s Stephen Olford Center in Memphis, TN.

This will be a great opportunity for those who are wanting to be equipped for the expository preaching and teaching of God’s Word.

Some scholarship funds may be available for those who must travel long...

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The Grace of God

A Sermon Outline Based on Titus 2:11-14

by Dr. David Olford

 

 11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave...

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Jesus is Alive

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Jesus is Alive
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Power to Proclaim the Gospel

 

TEXT: “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8 NKJV).

 

INTRODUCTION:

The risen Christ has been presenting Himself and teaching His disciples for a period of forty days. The “kingdom of God” continued to be a main theme in Jesus’ instruction even as it was before He was crucified.  As His apostles are...

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Being Victorious in Face of Great Temptation

 

Like our Master, We will be Victorious in the Face of Great Temptation by Choosing to Worship and Serve God Only.

Read Matthew 4:8-11 (NKJV)

This whole covid-19 pandemic “experience” has impressed upon us the need to take steps of prevention to avoid getting or spreading the virus. As inconvenient as some of the measures have been, the goal is stopping the spread of the virus and maintaining the personal health of ourselves and others.

As we view this third...

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New Life in the Spirit of God

Text:   Romans 8:12-17

“So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’ The Spirit...

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We Need the Aid of Jesus

TEXT: “For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham”

(Hebrews 2:16 NKJV; read 2:9-18 and especially 14-18)).

We live in a world that is experiencing crisis after crisis. The call for help or aid is voiced constantly across our fallen race.

We think of victims of covid-19, lives devastated through natural disasters like floods or earthquakes. Then, there are so many people caught in the midst of conflict and warfare, not to mention daily...

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Praise the Lord — Psalm 150

READ THE TEXT: Psalm 150 (ESV)

Praise the Lord!

Praise God in the sanctuary; praise him in the heavens!

Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him for his excellent greatness!

Praise him with the trumpet; praise him with the lute and harp!

Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!

Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord!

 

INTRODUCTION:

This Psalm, the last...

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Forgiveness and Fellowship

The Blessing of Restored Fellowship with the Lord: Forgiveness and Fellowship

Read:        Psalm 32      

Introduction:

The pain and hurt of broken relationships are real and deep. How often people are wounded and discouraged through personal relationship problems. Yet personal relationship problems abound, and impact daily life often. Think of how many songs lament difficult relationship issues. We are relational beings, and...

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