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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 - - - - - - · 1045 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...


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

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 23 August 2017 - - - - - - · 1184 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...


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

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 15 July 2017 - - - - - - · 2829 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...


Resurrection Life - 1 Corinthians 15:1-27

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 16 April 2017 - - - - - - · 1073 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...


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

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 02 February 2017 - - - - - - · 1331 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...


The Virgin Birth - Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 18 December 2016 - - - - - - · 1447 views

(I gave this message Sunday December 18, 2016 at Faith Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Pembroke Pines Florida) 
The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin named Mary. Some reject the Biblical account of the virgin birth denying that it is historical fact. For example, they consider it to be a "legendary development of the early...


Are Unborn Children Our Neighbors?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 16 November 2016 - - - - - - · 1470 views

(I gave this message on November 7, 2016 at the evening chapel service at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary in Deerfield Beach FL. You can view the PowerPoint slides at: https://1drv.ms/p/s!...lynaeNkeIpX-5Eu )  Dr. Prasad told me the theme of the chapel services in early November was, "Who Is My Neighbor?" This even...


Forming a Gospel-centered Response to Abortion

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 03 November 2016 - - - - - - · 1009 views

The challenge we face:

72,140 abortions in Florida (2015). 47,699 in 2016 (as of 10-05-16)*

"What does Christianity look like in a nation that murders its own children?"
~ Pastor Rusty Lee Thomas**  
Sharing the truth of the sanctity of human life
76% of women indicate local churches had no influence on their decision to terminat...


Fight the Good Fight - A Life of Ministry - An Exposition of 2 Timothy 2:1-7

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 21 July 2016 - - - - - - · 1652 views

(I gave this message at First Christian Church Wilton Manors Florida on July 10, 2016) This morning I want to look with you at the first seven verses of 2 Timothy 2, a letter written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy, a young pastor. Paul had a special relationship with Timothy. He was more than a mentor. In verse two of chapter one, Paul referred to T...


The Anatomy of Temptation - Understanding and Overcoming Temptation - An Exposition of James 1:13-18

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 30 April 2016 - - - - - - · 1620 views

(I gave this message on April 24, 2016 at Miramar Evangelical Free Church in Miramar Florida.)  When I was five years old I had my tonsils removed. One reason the surgeon was successful in removing my tonsils was that his medical training included a course in human anatomy. He studied the human body, the various parts that make up the human body, th...