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Pleasure Does Not Equal Happiness

“1 I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless. 2 So I said, “Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek pleasure?” 3 After much thought, I decided to cheer myself with wine. And while still…

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Obstacles to Hearing God’s Voice

“Abraham was now a very old man, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. 2 One day Abraham said to his oldest servant, (ELIEZER), the man in charge of his household, “Take an oath by putting your hand under my thigh. 3 Swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and earth, that you will…

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What Is a Family For?

There are many forces changing the family scene today. There are voices saying that the family is finished, that it is out of date, irrelevant, a thing of the past. The family is not finished. It is simply fragile so it needs strengthening. On television they rarely portray a happy and complete and functional family….

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How to Manage Your Anger

“Love is not easily angered.” (1 Corinthians 13:5)   It doesn’t say love doesn’t get angry because a lot of times love does get angry. Sometimes the loving thing to do is to get angry. “Love is not easily angered” and many times the people you’re most likely to get angry at are those you…

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The Doctrine of Christ

Does it matter what I believe? People may say “All I need to do is love Jesus!” It is so important to believe truth! Out Eternity depends on it! One day even Jesus asked the disciples what they and the people believed about him: When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked…

You Are Called To Become

This is the 3rd sermon in the “Live Your Calling: What On Earth Am I Here For?” series. We looked at your first calling in life which is the calling to be loved. God doesn’t want you to do anything first in life. That’s the bedrock of everything that happens in your life. You must…

The Holy Spirit – Restrainer of Evil

This the the 4th sermon preached by Pastor Elio Marrocco in “Ther Person and Gifts of the Holy Spirit” series. We see the Holy Spirit today in the world as the restraining force against evil.   The Bible tells us that there is one final, great battle to be fought before Satan is forced to…

Ruth, the Romance of Redemption

When Benjamin Franklin was United States Ambassador to France, he occasionally attended the Infidels Club – a group that spent most of its time searching for and reading literary masterpieces. On one occasion Franklin read the book of Ruth to the club when it was gathered together, but changed the names in it so it would…

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A Vision for the Church

Over the years, as I read and studied the Bible certain verses of Scriptures have had a great impact on my life: “Enoch walked with God.” (Genesis 5:24) This verse put a great desire in my heart to want to please God in all my ways.   “Wealth and honor come from you; you are…

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The Biblical Principles of Giving

Generous biblical giving gives the believer a rewarding future. Paul captures this idea as he writes his first letter to Timothy. Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God who richly supplies us with all things to…