Larry Kirkpatrick

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Leper Number 10


Let us join together in opening the Word of God to Luke 17:11-21. I will read.


Paul & James: A Contradiction? Case Study: Faith and Works


  • Introduction
    • James on Faith and Works
    • Paul on Faith and Works
      • Steps in Paul's Romans Salvation Argument
      • Summary of the Argument in Romans Four
      • Count Reckon Impute, Credit, Compute
      • Galatians 5:6
  • Conclusion


Paul & James: a Contradiction? Case Study: Sin and Righteousness


  • Introduction
  • Author, Date, Purpose
  • Sin and Righteousness
    • Sin
      • James on Sin
      • Paul on Sin
    • Righteousness
      • James on Righteousness
      • Paul on Righteousness
  • Conclusion


Report on Annual Council 2017


  1. Introduction
  2. What is AC?
  3. Who goes to AC?
  4. What happens at AC?
  5. The Present Issue of Disobedience
  6. The Proposed Action
  7. October 9 Business Session
  8. Outcome
  9. What Next?


Commitment in an Age of Noncommitment


Everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven (Matthew 10:32-33).

God is blessing His Church with new members today. The baptism toward the end of this service will be a public witness to heart commitment. The watery grave will open, down into it the person will go, then out of the grave she will come as in resurrection to life. Faith in Christ is expressed in action. Christ will be confessed.


HAYSTACKS #6: Alpha and Omega


Today our series exploring key pieces of Adventism continues. We use the acronym "HAYSTACKS": "H" stands for "Hope," and our historic focus on Scripture and prophecy. "A" is for "Advent," Jesus is returning. Second Coming occurs very soon! "Y" stands for "Youthful Eternity." In the earth made new, those who accept Jesus and His unselfish principle of life, will receive new bodies, experiencing a perpetual youthfulness. The first "S" is for "Sabbath." God prepared His rest in the beginning, not merely to help us slow down for 24 hours, but that we might experience focused communion with Him on His holy day. "T" is for "Temperance," living the abundant life, refusing to be enslaved in sensation or anesthetized by food.

It has been impossible at any letter to leave Jesus out. Adventists are VERY interested in Jesus. We look to His soon return, but we're also deeply curious about Him. How did He live? How did He overcome? How can He be our pattern? How can we live a life that pleases Him?


The Grand Illusion



The Bible says that man is made in God's image. Humans are designed. We are not gods but we are designed with a similarity to the one true God.

Children are like parents, each unique. They possess traits echoing us. All of us represent something larger than ourselves. We're designed for eternal life but we're not immortal yet.