Sermons from The GBS Ministry Library

Knowing That We Know Him: The Doctrine of Assurance

  Scripture: 1 John 5:13 “I write these things to you who believe... that you may know that you have eternal life.” —1 John 5:13 ESV Introduction In a recent Deeper Life Conference, a wonderful Christian young woman said to me, “How can I really know that I am a...

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  Scripture Scripture: Galatians 5:19-26 ESV Introduction The original word translated “gentleness” occurs numerous times in the Bible. The English word used depends on which translation you may prefer. This grace of the Spirit is eighth in a list of nine...

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  Scripture Galatians 5:22-23 ESV Introduction Faithfulness is truly one of the highest of spiritual virtues. Whether it be in a friendship, a marriage, or a ministry, nothing is any more noble or honorable than the consistent display of faithfulness. Sadly,...

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God is Good

  Scripture Psalm 145:3-10 Introduction Melissa was a 13-year-old girl who rode our van to church. Once, when she didn’t show up for church, I went to her house to inquire about her. Neither her father nor her brothers were there. I went to her mother’s house,...

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Who is My Neighbor?

  Scripture Galatians 5:22-23 ESV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control;   against such things there is no law.”   Luke 10:27-29 ESV And he answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God...

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Job: Patience When God Doesn’t Make Sense

  Scripture Behold, we count them happy which endure.   Ye have heard of the patience of Job....”   —James 5:11 KJV (all other references are ESV) I remember the first time I read this text after reading through the book of Job. I thought, “Patience?? Job wasn’t...

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Perfect Peace

  ScriptureThou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee.” —Isaiah 26:3The picture of peace is not only the calm lake with a beautiful sunset painted with soft tones, but it is also the raging storm, painted in...

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Joy for the Journey

  ScriptureBut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. —Galatians 5:22-23 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that...

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Love: Fruit of the Spirit

  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. —Matthew...

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Walking Through the Valley

  Scripture: Psalm 23 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;   For You are with me;   Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 NKJV What anguish is felt when a loved one passes away! I would be...

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