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Is There an Unpardonable Sin and Have You Committed It?

Praying Hands
by Terry Lanford on July 28th, 2015

Some very sincere and concerned Christians have expressed fear that they may have committed an unpardonable sin. Others are afraid that the sum of their sin has placed them in a position that is beyond even the possibility of forgiveness by Jesus. Is that possible? Is there a sin or a degree of sin that the blood of Jesus is not sufficient to cover? There is a great deal of confusion over this issue. Part of the reason is the wide variety of interpretations surrounding the passages that address the unpardonable sin.

Are You Trusting an Impostor?

Disguise
by Terry Lanford on July 13th, 2015

In January 2015, a 17 year old in Palm Beach, Florida impersonated an anesthesiologist. For nearly a month he walked around a hospital wearing a white jacket and carrying a stethoscope. He went into examining rooms and observed other doctors examine patients. Fortunately he didn’t attempt to treat anyone. In May 2015, a man in Atlanta was charged with impersonating an eye doctor for nearly six years. In addition to performing eye examinations, he prescribed medications.

Entrusted To Teach

by Terry Lanford on July 8th, 2015

“Entrusted to Teach” is a new Bible teacher training workshop for small group Bible teachers designed to address much needed practical matters such as the basics of Bible study, lesson preparation, and lesson presentation - but it goes beyond the traditional training and addresses spiritual preparation and passion in teaching. Find out more about “Entrusted to Teach” at TerryLanford.com  or email terry@terrylanford.com.

Desperately Reaching For The Hem of His Garment

by Terry Lanford on July 7th, 2015

While some of us have experienced difficult and embarrassing personal issues in our lives, I doubt many of us can truly relate to the lady described in Mark 5:25-34.  This poor lady had suffered with chronic bleeding for twelve years. Without being too descriptive I ask you to imagine the sanitary challenges of dealing with that problem, day after day, after day.  Along with that came the health issues. She must have been frequently weak and anemic. In all likelihood, she had no family because she would have been considered unclean.

Who Decides What Is Moral?

by Terry Lanford on June 26th, 2015

In light of today's ruling by the SCOTUS regarding same sex marriage and my being a Pastor, I have been ask some very sincere and difficult questions. Below is one example. This believer asked a very good question. How do we respond to those who do not accept the Bible as God's Word? Why should we force them to abide by what the Bible says?

A Miracle of Jesus Speaks to Absentee Dads

Pool at Bethesda
by Terry Lanford on June 24th, 2015

The miracle was so profound that the actions of a loving father were nearly eclipsed. After all, raising someone from the dead was impossible.

In Mark 5:21-32 is the story of Jesus raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead. Before we see what this story has for us, let’s take a quick look at what some eye opening statistics reveal about children raised in homes were a father is physically or relationally absent.

Why Did Demons Opt To Be Sent Into Pigs?

by Terry Lanford on June 19th, 2015

The miracle was so profound that the actions of a loving father were nearly eclipsed. After all, raising someone from the dead was impossible.

In Mark 5:21-32 is the story of Jesus raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead. Before we see what this story has for us, let’s take a quick look at what some eye opening statistics reveal about children raised in homes were a father is physically or relationally absent.

If God never sleeps, why did Jesus sleep?

Sleep
by Terry Lanford on June 10th, 2015

Did you know that giraffes only need between twenty to one hundred twenty minutes of sleep every twenty four hours? They have the lowest sleep requirement among mammals. Most of us need varying amounts of sleep. While I can think of ways I could use the time I spend sleeping for others things, I must admit, I enjoy sleeping. My body lets me know when I need sleep. Scripture assures us that God neither sleeps nor slumbers (Psalm 121:4). Wait a minute! Didn’t Jesus, the Son of God, sleep? If God never sleeps, why did Jesus sleep? Is He sleeping through your storm?

The Widow of Nain - Why Her Son?

by Terry Lanford on June 2nd, 2015

Two processions of people converged outside the city gates. In one procession, the central figure was a corpse. In the other, it was Christ. In one procession there was great sadness and sorrow. In the other there was joy and gladness. As these two groups converged, life met death. Why did Jesus raise the son of the widow of Nain from the dead? In Luke 7:11-17 we read about the first time Jesus raised a person from the dead.

Got Questions?

by Terry Lanford on May 26th, 2015

Do you want to get the most out of your personal Bible study? Ask questions! Good questions lead to discovery.

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