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The Meaning of the Magnificat

Text: Luke 1:39-56

There are not many times when evangelical pulpits will devote sermons to Mary. This is typically due to reactions against Roman Catholicism, but it also comes from the simple fact that Mary does not actually occupy much space in the New Testament. 1,581 more words


Can a Person Who Has Believed in Jesus--Willfully Commit Murder-Suicide, and Still Be Saved?

John 6:47. Jesus said: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me HAS everlasting life.” Everlasting life is permanent, irrevocable, and–everlasting and eternal. 427 more words

Merely Well Behaved—or Beloved and Gifted? (On Joseph of Genesis)

Phyllis Nissila


I have heard yet another preacher expound on the superior character of Joseph of Old Testament fame who was betrayed by his brothers, unjustly accused by his master’s wife, imprisoned and then forgotten by two who could have helped him get out (see Genesis 37-50). 2,505 more words

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Parable of the Talents - AKA - Dumb Ways to Die

Dumb Ways to Die

Bible Base Mathew 24 and 25, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Themes –  Salvation by Grace, End Times, The Cross,  Preaching the Word, False Teachers , Blessing others… 2,124 more words

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“Hey, You: Talk to the Man on the Cross!” (On the Righteousness of Believers)

Phyllis Nissila

Wondering who the You I am addressing in the title is? Who (hint, hint) prowls around seeking whom he may devour? Who likes to snake upside a believer’s brain with Blame and Shame thus keeping the spiritual klieg light on… 954 more words

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God's brilliance, salvation by grace

The Bible teaches salvation by grace, while all the other religions insist on good works to ingratiate themselves with whomever is regarded as the one to be worshipped.  560 more words