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CoronaVirus Sunday: March 29

We are a small church, and we want to be good citizens, so we are following the guidelines about public meetings. We look forward to being able to...

Philippians 3 – Read & Comment

Colossians 1 Commentary What is "casual commentary"? Most Sunday's we open up our time at church reading a chapter from the Bible. In the OT, it...

Message 34 – John 8:3-11

3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher,...

Matt 7:13-14 – The Narrow Gate

Part 1 of 4 (Dec 9, 2019) Part 2 of 4 (Jan 19, 2020) (part 3 next week) 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that...

Colossians 2 – Casual Commentary

Colossians 2 Commentary What is "casual commentary"? Most Sunday's we open up our time at church reading a chapter from the Bible. In the OT, it...

2020 Bible Verses Overview

At our church, we've chosen a couple of dozen verses we are going to focus on in 2020. This message is an overview of half of them (I forgot to...

Colossians 1 – Casual Commentary

Colossians 1 Commentary What is "casual commentary"? Most Sunday's we open up our time at church reading a chapter from the Bible. In the OT, it...

The Baby Jesus – Christmas

Gabriel Announces Christ’s Birth Luke 1:26–33 (NKJV) 26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named...

Thanksgiving 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (NKJV)  16 Rejoice always,   17 pray without ceasing,   18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ...

Matthew 7:7-12 The Golden Rule

7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who...

Matthew 7:6 – Dogs & Hogs

Hogs & Dogs 6 “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you....

Matthew 7:1-6 – Judging

Do Not Worry At the time Jesus spoke this part of the sermon, the Jewish religion had become nothing but self-righteousness and hypocrisy for a...

Matthew 6:25-34 Do Not Be Anxious (Worry)

Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you...

Eternal Security – Part 5

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the...

Eternal Security – Part 4

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the...

Eternal Security – Part 3

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the...

Eternal Security – Part 2

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the...

Eternal Security – Part 1

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the...

True Peace

Note: the audio equipment was not set up quite right, so the recording sounds a bit like I'm in a tin can... hopefully its still easy to understand...

Jesus Emphasizes the Dangers of Materialism

BR Note: this message is over 1.5 hours long. We spent the entire Sunday morning time on it with a short 5 minute break in the middle. I know its...

CoronaVirus Sunday: March 29

We are a small church, and we want to be good citizens, so we are following the guidelines about public meetings. We look forward to being able to meet together again soon. This week, I'm posting a selection of devotionals, sermons and Bible readings for our church....

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Philippians 3 – Read & Comment

Colossians 1 Commentary What is "casual commentary"? Most Sunday's we open up our time at church reading a chapter from the Bible. In the OT, it says in Ezra that he read the Scriptures and explained them so the people would understand. That is our goal... read a...

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Message 34 – John 8:3-11

3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught[aa] in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded[ab] us that such should be...

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Matt 7:13-14 – The Narrow Gate

Part 1 of 4 (Dec 9, 2019) Part 2 of 4 (Jan 19, 2020) (part 3 next week) 13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to...

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Colossians 2 – Casual Commentary

Colossians 2 Commentary What is "casual commentary"? Most Sunday's we open up our time at church reading a chapter from the Bible. In the OT, it says in Ezra that he read the Scriptures and explained them so the people would understand. That is our goal... read a...

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2020 Bible Verses Overview

At our church, we've chosen a couple of dozen verses we are going to focus on in 2020. This message is an overview of half of them (I forgot to record the other half). Every 3 weeks or so, I will preach about one of the verses on this list. BR 2020 Bible Verses Romans...

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Colossians 1 – Casual Commentary

Colossians 1 Commentary What is "casual commentary"? Most Sunday's we open up our time at church reading a chapter from the Bible. In the OT, it says in Ezra that he read the Scriptures and explained them so the people would understand. That is our goal... read a...

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The Baby Jesus – Christmas

Gabriel Announces Christ’s Birth Luke 1:26–33 (NKJV) 26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And...

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Thanksgiving 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 (NKJV)  16 Rejoice always,   17 pray without ceasing,   18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. It’s especially important to remember the true nature of Thanksgiving both from the Bible AND from our...

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Matthew 7:7-12 The Golden Rule

7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will...

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Matthew 7:6 – Dogs & Hogs

Hogs & Dogs 6 “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you. This comes on the heals of teaching about judging. How are we to know who the hogs and dogs are unless we judge people?...

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Matthew 7:1-6 – Judging

Do Not Worry At the time Jesus spoke this part of the sermon, the Jewish religion had become nothing but self-righteousness and hypocrisy for a hundreds of years.  Judgments were NOT made in the light of comparing “what is right according to God”.  The religious...

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Matthew 6:25-34 Do Not Be Anxious (Worry)

Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. 34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the...

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Eternal Security – Part 5

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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Eternal Security – Part 4

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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Eternal Security – Part 3

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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Eternal Security – Part 2

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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Eternal Security – Part 1

Note: the "parts" to this message are not based on logical breaks in the notes below. The message is broken up into sections (parts) based on the amount of time I had to teach for each segment. So it one part may end and another start at an odd place in the outline....

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True Peace

Note: the audio equipment was not set up quite right, so the recording sounds a bit like I'm in a tin can... hopefully its still easy to understand what I'm saying. There is one thing almost every person wants deep down: peace. Not just peace in their nation (absence...

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Jesus Emphasizes the Dangers of Materialism

BR Note: this message is over 1.5 hours long. We spent the entire Sunday morning time on it with a short 5 minute break in the middle. I know its long but it is very important message I hope you'll read or listen to. Materialism is defined as “the preoccupation with...

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A Biblical Dialogue on Materialism & Wealth

As I was finishing up a sermon for this Sunday on the dangers of materialism (Jesus said it makes Him want to throw up! Rev. 3), I finished the message with a compilation of verses that I will give to my flock as a Biblical dialog they can keep and read. Pure...

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Treasure (Sermon on the Mount Matthew 6:19-24)

Matthew 6:19-24 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal....

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I Am Persuaded

Audio: Note: I was a little pressed for time this morning so I apologize this message sounds hurried. BR I Am Persuaded 2 Timothy 1.8-12 8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the...

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Jesus, Lust & Adultery

I am preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. I don't usually post my sermon notes on this website but it is a topic so critical in our culture today that I wanted to put my notes out for anyone to use them. Matthew 5:27-30 Adultery & Lust Matt 5:27 “You have heard...

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New Site from Brent.

Hey everyone, I created a new site: www.dailyqv.com Like several of my sites, this was something I used for myself, then other people wanted it, so I converted it to public use. I could explain it all here, but its easier to just visit the home page. www.dailyqv.com...

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We don’t hear much today about being serious and alert. 

1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. The main topic of most Christian teaching today is “what does it do for me”; why? That’s what sells books and fills churches....

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Eternal glory? There’s a price to pay first.

1 Peter 5:10 (NKJV) But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. “After you have suffered for a while…”  You won’t hear that preached in the “what’s...

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What is the one thing everyone longs for?

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. It’s been said that what we all have in common our need for love, longing for friendship, looking for acceptance, hoping for recognition, finding peace etc; a constant restlessness...

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Pure & Undefiled Chrisitianity

In the 20+ years I've been writing on SeriousFaith.com, I think I've only sent out a ministry request 2-3 times.  My thanks to anyone who takes a moment to consider this. James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to care for...

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Going Into a New Year

Here are the notes and audio to a sermon I preached on the first Sunday of the New Year. It teaches from the Bible the benefit of self examination, looking at the past year, and applying those lessons to the upcoming New year. New Years  – Self Examination An...

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Humanity hasn’t changed. Neither has God.

Deuteronomy 7:9 (NKJV) “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; Free download of my new book:...

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A Christian Nation?

Was America founded as a Christian nation? Is Christianity the basis upon which it became the greatest, most powerful, most benevolent and most evangelistic nation in human history? You decide... George Washington What youth should learn in America's schools "above...

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