Ask the Pastor: Did my loved one who comitted suicide really go to hell?

Ask the Pastor: Did my loved one who comitted suicide really go to hell?

This being Suicide Prevention Month, and with a recent, high profile suicide of a pastor, a number of us (pastors) are being inundated with questions about someone’s loved one who had committed suicide, the most common is whether or not the victim of suicide has really gone to hell. This is a challenging and difficult …

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It All Begins… (Sermon Notes)

It All Begins… (Sermon Notes)

IN ETERNITY PAST…  John 1:1                      Psalm 90:2 Isaiah 43:10 Before time began, in the ancient time we call eternity past, there is God and at some point, the angelic host… GENESIS 1:1 & 2 Elohim, the Creator God, steps forward to create. Tohuw va bohuw Unformed and empty. The unformed universe has not been created …

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Teaching Outline of Genesis (Dr. Harold Wilmington_

Teaching Outline of Genesis (Dr. Harold Wilmington_

We haev given you a theological outline of Genesis and now we would like to share Dr. Harold Wilmington’s Teaching Outline of Genesis… Genesis GOD AND EARLY HUMANITY  (1:1-11:32) Creation  (1:1-2:3) The Garden of Eden  (2:4-25) The Fall  (3:1-24) Cain and Abel  (4:1-26) From Adam to Noah  (5:1-32) The Flood  (6:1-9:29) Noah’s descendants  (10:1-32) The Tower of Babel  (11:1-9) From Shem to Abraham  (11:10-32) GOD …

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Theological Outline of Genesis

Theological Outline of Genesis

Genesis can be outkined a number of ways, by theology, content, literary narrative etc. Below is an outline of Genesis based on theology. CREATION (1-2) Of the Universe (1) Of Human Beings (2) CHOICE AND CONSEQUENCES (3-11) Sin and Personal Consequences (3-4) Wickedness and Universal Consequences (5-9) Disobedience and International Consequences (10-11) COVENANT OF PROMISE/ABRAHAMIC …

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The Gospel in Genesis

The Gospel in Genesis

The Gospel in Genesis The foundation stories of Genesis set the stage of the drama of Scripture in many ways. First, the Creator is the King over all of his creation. He has made everything well and has chosen humans to be his image-bearers on earth. They were created to live in glad relationship with their heavenly …

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ESV & NLT, Better Together

ESV & NLT, Better Together

Thre are two incredible English translations dominating ministry, today, English Standart Version and New Living Translation. On their own, each translation is absolutley phenomenal; they can, and do, stand alone in any church as your main translation. In this article, I want to share some information about both translations and why I think any ministry …

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Is ESV Right for Me?

Is ESV Right for Me?

One of the friends of our ministry asked for some thoughts on the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible and, since many of you probably have questions about choosing a translation, I thought I would share them here as well as sending to him. I really enjoy the English Standard Version; it has made …

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Why a Congregational Responsive Reading and How Is It Done?

Why a Congregational Responsive Reading and How Is It Done?

Question: Why does Abouondung Grace Baptist Church have a Congregational Responsive reading of the Scrupture? Answer: Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. The Scriptrue makes it clear that hearing is the menhod that God has ordained for His word to be hiddent in the hearts of …

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TaNaKh/Pentateuch: The Old Testament, an Introduction

TaNaKh/Pentateuch: The Old Testament, an Introduction

In the Christian and Messianic Jewish Communities, we divide the Bible into two parts, the Old and New Testaments or, for our Jewish Brethren, TaNaKh and Brit Chadeshah. TaNaKh is shorthand for Torah, Neviim, and Kethuvim, the 3 Divisions of the Jewish Holy Scriptures. The Old Testament introduces God, sin, mankind, the promise of Messiah/the …

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