Teachings by Wayne Clapp

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A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than a Brother

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Proverbs 18:24: A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Although the translation of the first part of Proverbs 18:24 is disputed, there is much agreement on the second part which is where I really want to go with this lesson. Before we […]

Firstfruits

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I Corinthians 15:20-23: But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in […]

Emmanuel

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Matthew 1:23: Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Jesus only properly has two names: “Jesus” and “Emmanuel.” The reason I say that is because they were the only two appellations identified with onoma, the […]

The Bright and Morning Star

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Revelation 22:16: I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star The bright and morning star is a reference to the planet Venus, which is so often seen shining brightly in the early morning. […]

All Things Are New!

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I love new stuff. It doesn’t need to be “brand new”; new to me is just fine. My new cars have all been previously owned, but they were new to me when I acquired them. I love the excitement that comes with learning about all the new things that come my way. Sometimes I take […]

Advent Part 3

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We read Titus 2:11-14 last week and ended last week looking at how Jesus would save us from our sins. However, salvation is not merely a reserved seat in heaven, or an insurance policy against going to hell. Salvation is described for us quite accurately in Titus 2:12. Why has the grace of God that […]

Advent Part 2

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In part two of this Christmas trilogy I want to take a look at the phrase, “the appearing of Jesus Christ.” As we do we’ll see the life of Jesus and his ministry as one complete whole, all the great events blended together into one. And if that doesn’t give us reason to celebrate I […]

Advent Part 1

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Have you ever wondered how the 1st century Church celebrated the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ? Well, as far as I could tell there isn’t any indication that they celebrated the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ at all. When reading Acts and the Church Epistles I could not find any reference to a […]

Archēgos – Prince, Author and Captain of Salvation

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Hebrews 12:2: Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Jesus is called “Author” in Hebrews 12:2, “Prince” in Acts 3:15 and 5:31 and the […]

Alpha & Omega, The First & The Last, The Beginning & The End – Part II:

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Revelation 1:11: Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. Through the ages […]