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Conscience

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

CONSCIENCE [1] John 8:1-11 8:1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when…

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Biblical Wisdom

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

BIBLICAL WISDOM Insight, revelation, discernment comes from God through His indwelling Holy Spirit, therefore hindrances to the Spirit’s working must first be removed. But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding. JOB 32:8 {the Lord speaking}..Who has put wisdom in the mind? Or who has given understanding…

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A Contrite Heart

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

A CONTRITE HEART see also ‘Worship’ notes Matt 11:29-30 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Meek and lowly in heart is a reflection on…

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Justice versus Mercy

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

JUSTICE BALANCED WITH MERCY MERCY OVERRULES JUSTICE BUT JUSTICE CONTROLS MERCY – sentiment versus law. Mercy cannot be extended to a person guilty of a criminal act without justifiable cause. Likewise justice cannot be enforced when the accepted conditions of mercy are met, for then justice would become harmful to the highest good. JUSTICE: applying…

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Entering Our Position in Christ

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

This chart represents four stages a Christian goes through to arrive at a mature abiding in Christ. Some Believers never progress beyond childhood (the first three stages). FOUR STAGES OF GROWTH 1. JOY – ADOPTION Romans 8:14-16; 2 Cor 5:17 – (emotionally rewarding) 2. FOR ME – THE PROMISES OF GOD Ephesians ch’s 1-3; 2…

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The ‘need’ Theology of Today

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

an apologetic summary Reflecting on needs, I wish to first direct our attention on one of the biggest lies that has invaded the church in the last decade. This lie has become so strong and prevalent that it has changed the doctrine of sin in the Bible. And yet the Bible is used to support…

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Have You Died?

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

“In his book, The Cross of Christ, F. J. Huegel quotes from the Sunday School Times as follows: Dr. J. G. Fleming tells how, in the days of the Boxer uprising in China [the Chinese uprising to violently eliminate foreign influence in China], Boxers captured a mission school, blocked all gates but one, [laid] a…

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The Gospel

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

THE ROMAN ROAD OF SALVATION: RO 3:10, 22, 23; RO 5:12; RO 6:23; RO 5:8; RO 10:9-13; ACTS 4:12 Through God’s creation He gives us light to acknowledge right from wrong. [1] But because man does not want to pursue God [2] (wishing to be independent of any authority other than himself) he measures truth…

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Forgiveness

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

The most valuable gift one can give to those who know they need it. Matt 18:21-35 Vs 35 – if you do not extend forgiveness to others God will exact to your account the same judgement you are personally conveying to that person. God will not eliminate the consequences until you yourself repent. Repent of…

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Dead to Sin

By Pastor Tom Kartzmark

1 JOHN 3:6- ROMANS 6:1-14 When saved, the believer’s eyes are open to the fact, through the Word, that he has nothing to prove to God and rests from dead works, [1] and is only left with the yearning to live a life pleasing to God in light of Christ’s marvellous gift. Adherence to the…

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