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The Grace of Giving - 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 - "excel in this grace of giving"

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 25 August 2018 - - - - - - · 58 views

( I preached this message at Pine Baptist Church in Pembroke Pines Florida on September 4, 2011.)    In October 2008, www.emptytomb.org published the following data regarding giving in a report "The State of Church Giving through 2006". In 1916 Protestants gave 2.9% of their income to churches; in 1933, in the worst of the Depression, 3.2%;...


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Your Worldview & Your Vote - Part Two - Worldview & the Ballot Box

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 23 August 2018 - - - - - - · 76 views

 (This is the second part of a message entitled "Your Worldview and Your Vote" that I preached at Pines Baptist Church in Pembroke Pines Florida on November 4, 2012.)  Now to the question, "How then should we vote?" In other words, how do we determine who and what to vote for?  Christian attorney, John Stemberger founder and president of...


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Your Worldview & Your Vote - Part One - Christian Why Vote?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 19 August 2018 - - - - - - · 93 views

 (This is the first part of a message entitled "Your Worldview and Your Vote," from Romans 13:1-4; 12:1-2, that I preached at Pines Baptist Church in Pembroke Pines Florida on November 4, 2012.) In any general election, of the 60 million Christians in America, only 30 million of them vote. To put that in perspective, in the state of Missouri i...


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Remarks Given at the Memorial Service for Shanice Denise Osbourne

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 23 June 2018 - - - - - - · 268 views

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(Rev. Dr. O'Neal Dozier, pastor of The Worldwide Christian Center in Pompano Beach, asked me to bring some remarks at the Memorial Service for Shanice Denise Osbourne held at his church on October 14, 2008. Baby Shanice was the victim of infanticide...


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How Valuable Are the Unborn To God?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 27 May 2018 - - - - - - · 222 views

     
(I gave this message on April 28 and 29, 2018 at New Hope Community Church (C&MA) in North Port Florida. It is an update and slightly revised version of a message I wrote originally in 2013 under the title "Responding to 40 Years of Legal Abortion." You can view the PowerPoint slides of this message online at Microsoft...


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The Gospel, Abortion and the Church - Responding to America's Abortion Crisis - Psalm 106:34-42; Jeremiah 19:1-9

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 20 November 2017 - - - - - - · 999 views

(I gave this message on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Pines Baptist Church, Pembroke Pines Florida. You may view the PowerPoint slides of this message on Microsoft OneDrive HERE .)  As I begin this message I want you to know that I know it is likely that someone here this morning has been touched by an abortion. Perhaps you hav...


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Power to Endure and Mature - Understanding & Responding to Trials - James 1:1-8,12

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 23 August 2017 - - - - - - · 1131 views

(I last gave this message at Community Alliance Church in Port Saint John Florida on July 30, 2017. You can view a YouTube video of the same message given at First Baptist Church Oakland Park Florida on May 18, 2014 at: https://youtu.be/NcR..._xRKsnLvJlzKRfQ)  
In athletic competition there is one thing all athletes n...


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Following God's Leading - Joshua 21:43-45; 23:14-15

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 15 July 2017 - - - - - - · 2746 views

(I gave this message most recently at First Christian Church of Wilton Manors on July 9, 2017) 
James Chalmers was born in Scotland in August 1841. At the age of 24, he married Jane Hercus, two days later was ordained, and in less than three months set sail with his wife for Sydney Australia. Sixteen months later they arrived at their ultimate destin...


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Resurrection Life - 1 Corinthians 15:1-27

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 16 April 2017 - - - - - - · 1038 views

 (I preached this message at Christ Center Alliance Church (Chinese) in Miami on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017)  Breakpoint Radio Co-host John Stonestreet wrote an article entitled, "Questioning Jesus' Existence." He writes, "When you're CNN, you publish annual articles suggesting Jesus never existed. It's what you do" He continues, "Every year...


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Created in the Image of God - Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7; Romans 1:18-25

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 02 February 2017 - - - - - - · 1275 views

(I gave this message on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday at Pines Baptist Church in Pembroke Pines, January 22, 2017. You can listen to this message online at: http://www.sermonaud...SID=12817639320 under the title "The Value of Life.")   
Let me say at the outset of this message that I am aware that in any audience I spea...