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From: In Search of Relevancy

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 21 October 2014 - - - - - - · 648 views


Pastor Brian Houston, Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, in a recent interview with Michael Paulson of the New York Times, said,

"And to me, the world we live in, whether we like it or not is changing around and about us. Homosexual marriage is legal in [New York City]...


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In Search of Relvancy

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 21 October 2014 - - - - - - · 644 views

Pastor Brian Houston, Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, in a recent interview with Michael Paulson of the New York Times, said,

"And to me, the world we live in, whether we like it or not is changing around and about us. Homosexual marriage is legal in [New York City] and will be probably in most Western world countries within a short time. So the...


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Reconciliation - An Exposition of Colossians 1:18-22

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 02 August 2014 - - - - - - · 620 views

(I gave this message at Pines Baptist Church in Pembroke Pines Florida on June 22, 2014. You can listen online or download this message for several more weeks at: http://www.pinesbapt...hurch.org/media. It is listed at "The Supremacy of Christ" Col 1.)

We live in a "pluralistic" society. Just look...


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False Teachers - An Exposition of 2 Peter 2:1-22

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 28 July 2014 - - - - - - · 747 views

(I gave this message at Pines Baptist Church in Pembroke Pines on July 27, 2014. You can listen to the message online or download it at: http://www.pinesbapt...hurch.org/media.)

Peter begins verse one of chapter two with the transitional word "but," indicating a contrast between what he has just...


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False Teachers

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 21 July 2014 - - - - - - · 644 views

On Sunday, July 20, 2014, I preached a message entitled "False Teachers," from 2 Peter 2:1-22 at Riverside Church in North Lauderdale. Peter identifies nine characteristics of false teachers. Here is a portion of what I said in dealing with characteristic number six, false teachers are given to sensuality, "And many will follow their sensuality," verse...


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The Anatomy of Temptation - Understanding and Overcoming Temptation

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 26 May 2014 - - - - - - · 525 views

I gave this message at First Baptist Church of Oakland Park, Florida on May 25, 2014.



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"Power to Endure and Mature - Understanding and Responding to Trials" on You Tube

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 19 May 2014 - - - - - - · 661 views

You may view my message, "Power to Endure and Mature - Understanding & Responding to Trials," an exposition of James 1:1-8,12, given at First Baptist Church of Oakland Park Florida at:


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"The Sanctity of the Unborn" on YouTube

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 19 May 2014 - - - - - - · 636 views

You may watch my message, "The Sanctity of the Unborn," given at First Baptist Church of Oakland Park Florida on May 18, 2014 via You Tube at:

You may view fifty seven PowerPoint slides that accompany this message via Microsoft OneDrive at:...


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Remember the Triangle

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 14 May 2014 - - - - - - · 724 views

(I had the privilege to officiate the wedding of my son Christopher and his wife Paola on Sunday in Winter Haven. Here is the message I brought, followed by a blessing I was asked to give Christopher on behalf of his mother and I. Paola's parent's, Drs. Roberto and Lyvan Cabrera each gave a blessing to Paola later in the ceremony.)

Think of marriage as a...


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From: America's Abortion Crisis and The Gospel of Life

Posted by James P. McGarvey , 24 April 2014 - - - - - - · 621 views


(This was the keynote address I gave at the annual LifeChoice Pregnancy Center Fundraising Banquet held at the historic Ritz Theater in Winter Haven Florida on April 8, 2014.)

In his pamphlet, "Field Manual for Abortion Ministry," published just weeks ago, Pastor Rusty...