Larry Kirkpatrick

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Acts: Opening for the Church

2020-03-21

God Sends Leaders with Commands

As a consequence of the COVID-19 virus, we are adapting to concerns about pandemic. In many places the holding of worship events has been suspended. And now might be one of the best times to revisit God's plan for church. "All who believe are to be gathered into one church" (Acts of the Apostles, p. 28).

Open your Bible to the book of Acts. We begin in chapter one.

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Strong Jesus--Delicate World

2020-03-14

We live in a world of sin. Living in a world of sin is not supposed to be easy.

Jesus' disciples asked Him, What will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?

Matthew 24:6-8 is part of Jesus' answer:

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The Dead Know Not Anything?

2020-02-10

One longstanding error plaguing human understanding is the idea of the immortal soul. Seventh-day Adventists studying the Bible learned that man is a whole. He does not have a soul, he is a soul.

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The Inconvenient Path

2019-11-09

Christians are enthralled with Jesus. We love Him. He is merciful, kind, accepting, gracious, glorious, and relatable. He is God. He is also one of us. We are not gods but He came down to us to give us life. Talk about mysteries!

We come together with a purpose. We want to share what Jesus is like--who Jesus is--with others. In doing that we rub up against each other. Sometimes the sparks are good; sometimes off-putting.

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Safe Spaces

2019-10-12

Let's place two texts side-by-side--Titus 2:11-15 and 2 Peter 2:18-21:

First, Titus 2:11-15:

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Expecting God

2019-09-14

Do you want to have your prayers answered? How often we come to God with unjustified expectations.

We come anticipating that He will bless what we claim we did for Him. But James' warning should cause us to question ourselves. Conditions are laid down for us:

Let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord (James 1:6-8).

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Jesus in the Field of All Dreams

2019-08-10

The first of the Ten Commandments is, "You shall have no other gods before Me" (Exodus 20:3). We are designed. We are worshipping creatures. It is built into us; fish swim, birds fly, people worship.

In the beginning God created "each according to its kind." The human kind is a worshipping kind.

This is who we are: air-breathing, spiritual creatures designed to be holy, designed to be godlike.

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