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

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 21 July 2016 - - - - - - · 1386 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 - - - - - - · 1428 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...


Making Room for God's Word in Our Lives - Psalm 119

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 26 April 2016 - - - - - - · 1055 views

(I gave this message at Pines Baptist Church, Pembroke Pines Florida on April 3, 2016. You may listen to this message online at:http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=43161247211 .)

A little over a year ago I brought a message entitled, "The Most Valuable Book in the World." We noted three things in that message. The origin of the B...


Secular Humanism, Moral Relativism & the Road to Statism

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 22 February 2016 - - - - - - · 1312 views

Secular humanism, denies both the Creator and transcendent truth. It rejects God's Law. It is in essence the deification of man - man becomes god, accountable to no one but himself. This is the underlying premise of the progressive/liberal/socialist, making way for collectivism or statism.  
Statism or collectivism "holds that man’s life and work b...


Christ Our Healer - Online Bibliography

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 22 February 2016 - - - - - - · 1062 views

Books on divine healing available free online:
The following books by Dr. A. B. Simpson are available to download from the C&MA website.
Scroll down to the list of Simpson books at:
http://www.cmallianc...es/publications /
The Fourfold Gospel , A. B. Simpson (Chapter three - "Christ Our Healer")
The Gospel of Healing , A....


From: The Plight of the "Pro-Choice" Attorney

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 18 July 2015 - - - - - - · 1349 views

From: The Plight of the "Pro-Choice" Attorney
I heard a liberal female attorney on radio the other day insisting that since the seven SCOTUS justices declared the unborn are not human beings (Roe v. Wade 1973) she was fine with abortion, after all it was legal. It was apparent she was not familiar with or was...


The Preborn ~ The Scientific, Philosophical & Metaphysical Case for Life

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 04 May 2015 - * * * * * · 1061 views

(I gave this presentation at a Students For Life meeting of mostly medical students at Nova Southeastern University in Davie Florida on March 18, 2015. You may view the PowerPoint slides, including slides of embryo and fetal development, on Microsoft OneDrive at http://1drv.ms/1DLHdbT)

On January 22, 1973, two U. S....


Facing the Islamic Threat - The Liberal Quandary

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 16 February 2015 - - - - - - · 998 views

Western Europe and the United States, largely governed by secularists now, evidently don't know how nor why to oppose the Islamic Jihad threatening the world. Being in denial as to its Islamic ideological/theological roots, and unable to make a moral judgment as to the evil it represents, President Obama and his lackluster Western allies remain in a moral...


The Most Valuable Book in the World

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 10 February 2015 - - - - - - · 971 views

2 Timothy 3:14-17; Hebrews 4:12-13
(I gave the message at Pines Baptist Church, Pembroke Pines Florida on February 8, 2015. You may view the PowerPoint slides at: http://1drv.ms/17bDRXS.)

The 2000 Baptist Faith and Message says the following about the Scriptures:

"The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired...


How Should I Respond to the Shedding of Innocent Blood?

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 31 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1477 views

Genesis 3:15; 4:8-10; 9:5-6; Deuteronomy 21:1-9

(I gave this message on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, January 25, 2015, at Pines Baptist Church in Pembroke Pines Florida. You can listen to the message online or download it at: http://www.pinesbapt...hurch.org/media. (See 01-25-15 James McGarvey, "How...