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

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 18 December 2016 - - - - - - · 1389 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 - - - - - - · 1422 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 - - - - - - · 958 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 - - - - - - · 1567 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 - - - - - - · 1563 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 - - - - - - · 1159 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 - - - - - - · 1457 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 - - - - - - · 1143 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 - - - - - - · 1422 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 - * * * * * · 1157 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....