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Posted by pastorsloan on August 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (2)

1 Timothy 5 mentions the "elect" angels and I was asked about that.  Here is what William Hendrickson says about it.

"These are God's elect angels, in distinction from the angels 'who did not keep their position' (Satan and his demons; cf Jude 6).  In his sovereign, inscrutable degree, which transcends all human understanding, God from all eternity decided that to these angels (here called elect) would be given the grace of perseverance, so that they would remain s...

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Posted by pastorsloan on May 29, 2014 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)


A group from our church headed to Biloxi, MS to do hurricane recovery work.  This is the devotion that I delivered in Biloxi.


Ephes. 2:1-10 (ESV)

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins

[2] in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— [3] among whom we all once lived in the passions of ou...

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Posted by pastorsloan on February 5, 2014 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Will you please explain in detail the biblical view of fasting?  Why, what motives should we have, what are we trying to accomplish by doing it, etc?  Besides someone with a medical condition who cannot fast, should every Christian fast and when?

Matt 6:16-18

16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But whenyou fas...

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Posted by pastorsloan on April 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. (Romans 3:25, ESV)

Propitation is a word that has fallen out of favor these days.  Too bad.  It's a great word with a great meaning behind it.  Propitiation means to appease an offended person.  Who is the offended person in the relatioship between God and man?  Go...

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Posted by pastorsloan on April 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The word today is ascended or ascension.  This comes from Acts 1:6-11

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, jwill you at this time krestore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the en...

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WORD of the DAY

Posted by pastorsloan on April 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been doing our devotional time with Jacob as "the Bible Word of the Day."   I  thought that these might minister to others as well.  So I will be posting them here as I have opportunity.  I hope you are blessed.

Pastor Howard

4 Way to Respond to the Gay Community

Posted by pastorsloan on April 11, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I found the following brief article to be helpful.



Posted by pastorsloan on April 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)


One of the most puzzling passages in the Bible is found in Exodus 23:19 as well as other places.

“You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk. (Exodus 23:19, ESV)

The issue we want to wrestle with immediately upon reading such a passage is that of meaning.  What does this crazy prohibition mean?  Why is it there?  Let's look at what John Gill says in his commentary.

Dr. Cudworth has...

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Posted by pastorsloan on March 13, 2013 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

John 7:32-36 (ESV2011)

32The Pharisees heard the crowd muttering these things about him, and the chief priests and Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.33Jesus then said, “I will be with you a little longer, and then I am going to him who sent me.34 You will seek me and you will not find me. Where I am you cannot come.”35The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the...

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Posted by pastorsloan on November 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Being mad at God is a common response to any tragic situation, but especially when it is of great magnitude or with great frequency.  This is not unlike the reaction we have to our earthly parents when they do something to or for us that we do not like.  The truth is that if we are inChrist Jesus by faith then God is our Father, and we are His children.  So it should not surprise us that we may at times become angry with God.

We can be mad at God over personal situations ...

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