Author Archives: Paul Pryor

“Nots” Which Cannot be “Untied”

Satan likes “nots”. Sometimes he likes to put them in and sometimes he takes them out. To Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, God said that if they ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of … Continue reading

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The Gospel and Our Spiritually DEAD STATE in Sin

In this series, we have been considering how the Gospel of Christ addresses man’s sin problem. This week we want to consider the problem of man’s spiritually dead state in sin. Beginning with the great commission, baptism has been and … Continue reading

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How the Gospel Addresses the PERSISTENT PRACTICE of Sin

In the first installment in this series we saw in general terms how the Gospel addresses the problem of sin through facts to be believed, commands to be obeyed and promises to be embraced. In the second, we learned the … Continue reading

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How the Gospel Addresses the LOVE of Sin

Last week we introduced a series of articles that deal with how the Gospel of Jesus Christ addresses the problem of sin. This series is based on the lessons we are studying in our Wednesday night Bible class. We invite … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Christ and the Problem of Sin, Introduction

We have begun a new series of lessons on Wednesday nights studying how the Gospel of Christ addresses the problem of sin. Unfortunately, our attendance for our Wed. eve. classes is only a fraction of our Sunday attendance so I … Continue reading

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Bible Study: The Gospel of Christ and the Problem of Sin

Lesson 1: Worksheet, Slides Lesson 2: Worksheet, Slides Lesson 3: Worksheet, Slides Lesson 4: Worksheet, Slides Lesson 5: Worksheet, Slides Lesson 6: Worksheet, Slides  

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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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