Category Archives: Bible Stories

The End of Earthly Authority

A sermon manuscript on Revelation 19:11-21, prepared for House of Prayer Church in Mbale, Uganda. But the crazy thing is that I never preached this sermon; God changed it at the last second. Praise God. My name is Jeff Block. I … Continue reading

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God Had Other Plans

A Scripture Vignette on Romans 1:13 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that I have often intended to come to you, but have been thus far prevented, in order that I may reap some harvest among you as … Continue reading

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Seen Another Way

A Scripture Vignette on Acts 8:1-4 Saul approved of [Stephen’s] execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Devout men buried … Continue reading

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Dreams of Heaven

We avoid pain because… We are focused on earthly goals and dreams The Apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Colossians to challenge them to forsake inferior gods and destructive religious practices, and to reorient their lives completely around Jesus Christ, who is everything they need. About … Continue reading

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The Person Behind the Practice

The No-Shoes Rule: An Analogy About Love and Obedience Which is more important: to take off your shoes when you enter a man’s house so that his carpet doesn’t get dirty, or to love the man who owns the house and … Continue reading

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The Day of Victory!

Jesus had said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:19). And they did. They humiliated Him and hung Him on a cross like a common criminal … Jesus, the temple, the meeting place between God … Continue reading

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It was God’s will to crush Him

Seven hundred years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about Him, and about “Good Friday,” when Jesus would be “pierced for our transgressions and crushed for our iniquities.” Isaiah knew, and Jesus knew, that “the punishment that brings us peace would be … Continue reading

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