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Perspectives Class #15 World Christian Discipleship

Perspectives Lesson 15    part 1;    Perspectives Lesson 15   part 2  

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Perspectives Class #9 The Task Remaining

Lesson 9    part 1;    Lesson 9   part 2 (Note: The following PowerPoint presentation is included here because the information on the slides is necessary to properly understand the second part of the lecture material.) Lesson 9   part 2 … Continue reading

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Introduction to Missions

My purpose in preparing this series of lessons on missions is to help the followers of Jesus Christ to understand the importance of evangelistic outreach.  Too many believers are uninformed of their Biblical responsibilities to advance the Kingdom of God … Continue reading

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History of Injustice in the USA

It’s a 400 year long history and it’s long past time for something to be done about it!  Abraham Lincoln correctly stated the problem: “All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”  The Church … Continue reading

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Perspectives Lesson 4

Perspectives Lesson 4  Mandate for the Nations

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Philippians

The church fellowship at Philippi was the first such church established in Europe by the Apostle Paul. He wrote this letter several years later in order to encourage the believers and to convince them of the importance of following the … Continue reading

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Life of Moses

Moses was a most unusual man.  He was protected at birth by the LORD; privileged to grow up in the royal Egyptian court, reduced to the status of a shepherd in obscure fields of Midian, called by YAHWEH to rescue … Continue reading

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Revelation

The theme of this book is “The Victory of Jesus and His Followers Over Satan and His Helpers.” At the present time, given the conditions in our world, it does not seem that things are going the way of victory … Continue reading

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James

This letter was written to help believers who were “facing trials of many kinds.”  James was one of the spiritual leaders of the early Church in Jerusalem when he wrote this letter.  The recipients were Jewish background believers who had been forced … Continue reading

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Job

Suffering is a test – a test of faith, character, values, and love for God.  It is a test that can make us bitter if we jump to wrong conclusions about God, and it can make us better if , … Continue reading

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Immanuel, God With Us

This series is not to be linked to the Christmas season. The theme, “God with us,” runs throughout the entire Bible. The very first theme introduced in Genesis and the last description in Revelation are both pictures of God dwelling … Continue reading

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Colossians

This letter has an important place in the New Testament because of its unique description of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul wanted his readers to understand that Jesus was completely adequate for every spiritual need. Paul exalts Christ as the … Continue reading

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Kingdom Parables

The use of parables and picture-stories was not an unusual method of teaching in the first century. Many of the Jewish rabbis used illustrations taken from everyday life to help their disciples to understand the main points of their teaching. … Continue reading

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FolkSongs of Faith

The Psalms are the faith songs of God’s people. For more than 3000 years, God’s people have meditated on the Psalms because, more than any other portion of Scripture, they meet the emotional needs of the human heart, whether the … Continue reading

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Daniel

The book of Daniel helps us to understand how our sovereign God steers the course of human history.  Daniel was given the ability to interpret dreams and strange handwriting, and to advise the leaders of world empires.  Through Daniel, God … Continue reading

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