Author Archives: Don Merritt

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.

Sunday Sermon Notes: August 14, 2022

1 Corinthians 12 Introduction 12:1-3 Many Gifts, One Spirit 12:4-6 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.  There are different kinds of working, but in all of them … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: August 7, 2022

Romans 12:3-8 Paul set out his proposition in verses 1-2, that we offer ourselves as living sacrifices and be transformed by the renewing of our minds as a response to grace− in verses 3-8 we have our first lesson on … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: July 31, 2022

Introduction to Spiritual Gifts Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 The point of beginning … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: July 24, 2022

John’s last letter. So short, so telling. John is writing to his friend and brother Gaius.  He seems to have been a leader in the church, and even though there are other mentions of men with this name in Scripture, … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: July 17, 2022

This brief and rather curious letter begins by referencing its recipient as a “chosen lady” without ever mentioning a name.  Some have voiced speculation over the years as to who that lady might have been, but since the text doesn’t … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: July 10. 2022

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to … Continue reading

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Calling Disciples

Luke 5:1-11 Luke’s account of the calling of Peter, James and John as disciples differs in many ways from the accounts of Matthew and Mark; I’ll let others speculate on the reasons for this and try to focus on what … Continue reading

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One of “those” days

I’m sure you’ve had those days when it seems like everything is going wrong, when it seems like everyone is against you, and when it just seems like the deck is stacked and the fix is in. Yep, we’ve all … Continue reading

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Healing

Luke 4:38-44 In these verses we see Jesus healing people of sickness and driving out more demons. The demons it seems all knew who He was, yet Jesus really wasn’t going to rely on the testimony of the agents of … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: July 3, 2022

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, … Continue reading

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