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December
20 2019
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The Letter of James: Practical Christianity. Part 2.

Recap of part 1 The subject of practical Christianity answers the following question: After we have been justified forever by God, and given eternal life as well as other amazing permanent blessings, all by grace through faith….. HOW ARE WE TO LIVE? This is what the letter of James is all about.  It has nothing to say about eternal...
December
20 2019
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Appendix to James Part 2

Support for 44 AD- 48 AD as the time period for when James was written These Jewish  saints had been dispersed abroad according to James 1:1.  They had been forced to leave their home city or region. Jewish Christians were dispersed abroad after the stoning of Stephen in Acts 7:59.  This occurred in 34 AD.   This dispersion (scattering) is...
December
20 2019
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Good news at Christmas

If you are already  a Christian, you can use this message to witness to your family, relatives, associates, and neighbors. If you are not yet a Christian, this good news is for  you on this day.   The story of Christmas Luke 2:1-20 1 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a...
December
03 2019
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The Letter of James: Practical Christianity. Part 1.

Practical Christianity The subject of practical Christianity answers the following question: After we have been justified forever by God, and given eternal life, as well as other amazing permanent blessings, all by grace through faith….. HOW ARE WE TO LIVE? This is what the letter of James is all about.  It ...
June
20 2019
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That question

I meet someone for the first time.  They want to know what I do. I tell them I’m a pastor.  Then they almost always ask the same question.  Even Christians ask it.  Do you know what the question is?  Of course you do! It’s…..  “How big is your church?” It’s annoying. ...
April
07 2019
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Orphans in need at the GBC Pakistan 3:16 home

  This is Shanaaz and Yousef.  They are orphans in the 3:16 home that GBC Pakistan runs. They need new financial sponsors - families that will also adopt them...
March
19 2019
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"Who do YOU say that I am?"

Peter knew “Who do YOU say that I am? “  Our Lord Jesus Christ asked Peter this question. Matt 16:13-16 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He was asking His disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"  14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still...
January
19 2019
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Ron Pomeroy, 1967-2019

We have some very sad news to report. Earlier this week, Ron Pomeroy had a severe heart attack and went home to be with the Lord. Ron is Steve and Marilyn’s son, and Marc’s brother.  Steve and Marc are of course elders here at Lighthouse...
December
12 2018
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What Amos can teach America

Who was Amos? Amos  was a farmer and shepherd  who lived during the 8th century before the birth of Jesus.  He came from the town of Tekoa in Judah. Tekoa was about 10 miles south of Bethlehem. Amos became a prophet who was set by the Lord to warn a kingdom and a king. That kingdom was the Northern Kingdom of Israel.  The twelve tribes of...
October
23 2018
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What about 1 John 1:9? Fourteenth and final part

1 John 1:5-10 5  This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus...
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