April 2018

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Romans

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“So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace.  And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.”  Romans 11:5-6   Insight: Oh boy, did I have a plethora of verses from Paul’s Letter to the Romans to choose from, but I eventually boiled it down to these two powerful verses, which in many respects has been a cornerstone of my walk with Christ.   Let me start by sharing an illustration that I shared with the church a while ago.  I was watching an episode of Family Feud...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Acts

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“One of those listening (to Paul’s teaching of the Gospel) was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God.  The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”  Acts 16:14   You may not be aware of this, but there’s some debate as to what came first, the chicken or the egg when it comes to our salvation.  By that I mean:   Some Christians think that the non-Christian – the ‘unsaved’ person – hears the Gospel message – that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for the...

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Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – John

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:1-5   I try my best to talk about just one verse, so today I was going to focus just on verse three: “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made”.  But to explain verse...

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Holy Week – Day 10

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As you will see in this last entry of this series, ‘Day Ten’ isn’t really the tenth day of Christ’s life on earth (before His ascension) because after His resurrection Jesus spent forty days on earth, but His first appearance after the evening of His resurrection wasn’t until a week later.  I think you get the point….so, here’s what happened after our Lord resurrected on Easter morning, which we at Grace Christian Fellowship prefer to call ‘Resurrection Day’ (but calling it ‘Easter’ is okay with me!). As far as I know, there is no biblical data indicating that Jesus appeared to...

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Holy Week – Day 9

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Yesterday (Saturday) was a day of silence, grief, or reflection because – as far as the frightened disciples were concerned – their Messiah was dead and buried, and who knew what could possibly happen to them?  But as the songs and sermons say, “It’s Friday (or Saturday), but Sunday’s coming!”  Here are the events of the Grand and Glorious Resurrection Morning!  Again, please remember that the order of some of these events may be disputed because each Gospel writer is telling the story from his perspective.  The order may be debatable, but the Truth of the Resurrection is True –...

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