Author Archives: Paul Pryor

What is “Heartfelt Religion”?

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) And it shall come to pass, … Continue reading

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The Pharisee and the Publican

One of Jesus’ most powerful teaching tools was parables. At least 39 of them are recorded on the pages of the New Testament. Luke records 16 parables that are unique to his account. The one selected for our discussion in … Continue reading

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When He Thought Thereon, He Wept

One of the saddest events in the Bible is Peter’s denial of Christ. The contrast of Peter’s early words and conduct is striking, when compared to his later words and actions. On the night Jesus was betrayed and arrested, He … Continue reading

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Jehoshaphat’s Prayer, II Chron. 20:12

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, morning service

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Hosea Chapter 13 Notes

PDF version of these notes Hosea 13:1 (KJV) When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when he offended in Baal, he died. When Ephraim spake, there was trembling… Ephraim was a leading tribe in Israel. Jeroboam was … Continue reading

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Hosea Chapter 12, Notes

Here is pdf version of these notes. At 11:12 and continuing through chapter 13, God contrasts how faithful He has been to the covenant and how unfaithful Ephraim (Israel) has been. Hosea 11:12 NKJV – “Ephraim has encircled Me with lies, … Continue reading

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Idle Words

In Matthew 12:31-37, Jesus issues a warning regarding the unpardonable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. He concludes this warning by issuing a warning against “idle” words. What are “idle” words and why the connection with the Pharisees’ accusation of … Continue reading

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I Know That My Redeemer Lives

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Standing Strong in Hard Times

In II Tim. 2:1-5, Paul tells Timothy what the world would be like in the last days. Even a cursory glance at today’s culture and we can see that Paul painted a pretty accurate picture of current Western civilization. One … Continue reading

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Hosea Chapter 7 Notes

You can download a PDF version of these notes here. God’s Reproof of Their Sins, vv. 1-10 Hosea 7:1 NKJV – “When I would have healed Israel, Then the iniquity of Ephraim was uncovered, And the wickedness of Samaria. For … Continue reading

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Sins For Which There is No Temporal Remedy

I remember hearing an outdoorsman talk about the fact there are some mistakes a person can make in the wilderness that cannot be overcome. He mentioned a person being in a canoe in one of the huge lakes up in … Continue reading

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Hosea Chapter 6 Notes

A PDF version of these notes is also available. You can access it here. Exhortation to Repent and Return, vv. 1-3 Hosea 6:1-3 NKJV – (1) Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He … Continue reading

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Notes on Hosea Chapter 1

Introduction, v.1 Hosea 1:1 (KJV) The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, … Continue reading

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Here and Now or There and Then?

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A Good Man’s Fall and Return

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