Larry Kirkpatrick

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The following are sermons:

The Eternity of Jesus

2017-06-10

INTRODUCTION

The Bible teaches that there is one God manifest in three distinct persons: God the Father; God the Son--Jesus; and God the Holy Spirit, who, like the Father and like the Son, is also a person. Not three Gods, but one; not one person but three.

Some, more recently, are dabbling in a different teaching. These say that God the Father has always existed, but that the person Jesus has not always existed. Jesus, they say, had a beginning; they say that there was a time when He was not. Some are saying that the Holy Spirit is only an impersonal power, or that He is not a person distinct from Jesus. Ideas are swirling. These mistaken teachings are not a problem for most. But we have friends. What will we say if our friends become interested in these ideas?

Today, we review the Bible basis for the Seventh-day Adventist understanding that there is one God manifest in three persons, we look at what Ellen White said, we consider the Arian idea that God the Father did not have a beginning but that Jesus did have a beginning, finally we look at the differences between our view based upon the Bible and the Catholic view based on pagan philosophy. We conclude with a consideration of the benefits of the eternity of Jesus.

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HAYSTACKS #4: Sabbath

2017-06-03

The letters of the word "Haystacks" offer us a shorthand way to think and share what we as Seventh-day Adventists believe. "H" points us to "hope," "A" to "advent," "Y" to "youthful eternity," and now "S," to "Sabbath." What is the Sabbath all about?

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