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Jireh Bible Church, located in Houston, Texas, is a non-denominational, local church. JBC believes the Holy Scripture, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, and the complete and only infallible rule of faith and life for every believer. Over the years, JBC has held onto the burden from the Lord to devote to the Multi-ethnic ministry. Currently, the church offers two services in English and Chinese on Sun ...
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"The hidden providence of God is a wonderful thing!"So begins our short series on the intriguing story of Esther, beginning today with an overview of Esther, Chap. 1. Here, Pastor Ryan explores some of the historical narrative and Biblical realities that positions Esther and Mordecai into this unique and crucial moment in Israel's past. We learn to…
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Today is a special day for Broadway, having one of our domestic missions fill our entire service with devotionals, testimonies and song. Our guests come from Inspiration Ministries. Inspiration is a Christ-centered organization with a passion to serve the least, the last, and the lost. They are active in leading many addicted, disenfranchised and b…
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Pastor Bruce Cochran (father of our Pastor Ryan) guest preaches today, giving a heartfelt and heart-searching study into Psalm 73, where author Asaph, a Levitical priest, knows of God being the eternal answer to all challenges, yet experiences dismay at all the prosperity the evil enjoy. Again, we see examples in Scripture where people, in honest p…
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Dawn Etzel (director of Hope Alive women's ministry and member of Pastor Ryan's preaching class) delivers a deep and resonating message of hope, comfort and consolation to our congregation today, leading us in an exploration of Psalm 88, considered to be the most painful and pathos-laden Psalm in the whole book. Out of this great "confession" we le…
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Pastor Ryan points out the unique content of this declared "michtam" (engraving-stone covering), in that it -Psalm 16-declares the trust in our enduring, sustaining God yet does not declaring a fear or enemy. Pastor Ryan shares the teaching that David's fear is his own wandering heart. As with us, to forget the kindness, protection and sustenance o…
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Pastor Symps brings us right to the beginning of the Psalms, expounding on Psalm 1, where we meet Jehovah El Shaddai: the "All-Sufficient God". The righteous experience all provision and worth in the sufficiency of our Father, whose delight is in His Law. The ungodly are as chaff - we are exhorted to not let the wicked one tempt us away from the Lo…
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Today, Pentecost Sunday, is celebrated with our brethren in Christ, Northeast Christian Church. Pastors Ryan Cochran and Tony Oplinger join together to share a joint sermon focusing on the Holy Spirit, Who baptized the believers on the first Pentecost Sunday to be witnesses to the world. As Pastor Tony introduces, "the same superlative Spirit of Go…
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Our guest, Dan Scheeringa, member of BCC, delivers a heartfelt and thorough devotion of this imprecatory psalm, Psalm 109. We look deeply at David's plea to the Lord, our Lord "Who is there", and tackle difficult questions such as "where are you, O God?" and "why are You taking so long to answer me?".We learn a yet deeper way to trust in God's plan…
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Pastor Ryan begins us on a new journey through the Psalms, concentrating on those Psalms that express unique names of our Lord God Almighty. Today we concentrate on Psalm 20, where the character of God our General is expressed. The name of YHWH (Yahweh) Nissi. the Lord our Banner is used here, our Gd going forth before us in battle, the great, alwa…
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Pastor Symps leads us through a spiritual tutorial on Biblical fasting, sharing the distinction that fasting, with an eye towards greater intimacy with our Lord, is far different from general fasting; not all fasting is Biblical, not all fasting must be done alone, NO Biblical fasting is a hunger strike! Matthew 6:16-18 and Acts 13:1-4 are our pass…
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Pastor Ryan provides a review of the "I Am" statements from Jesus in the Gospel of John - we concentrate on their universal declaration: Jesus IS the Life! He offers abundant, deep, spiritually purposeful and eternal Life for all who follow Him. Pastor Ryan concentrates on the 3rd soil from the Sower Parable - here worldly concerns and affections c…
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He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! We shout this almost as loud as Jesus shouted "Lazarus..come OUT!" giving Lazarus' family, and us, the most celebrated of His miracles (in John ch. 11). As Pastor Ryan expounds, Jesus displays His power and authority now more than ever, even over death itself. The Scripture records our Christ's compelling action abo…
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Today, Palm Sunday is delivered to us via a special presentation given by our youth ministry, "Face2Face".Senior student member Samuel Birkey delivers a learned prequel regarding the OT understating of Christ's entry into Jerusalem (our Palm Sunday). Following dramatic excerpts of the Passion by our youth, Youth Minister Shane Heidinger delivers a …
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Our regular sermon series is interrupted so that we can focus on the blessings of our outreach ministry, "In As Much". Director Mary Ann Mings shares what "In As Much" is currently experiencing during these challenging but rewarding times, and through report and testimony, shares what her vision for the future holds. In As Much (and its daughter mi…
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We have two passages today: Ezekial 34:1-16 and John 10:1-10. Ezekiel prophesies of God's displeasure with the spiritual shepherds of his day, their carelessness, abuse, and cruelty angering Him. God declares that He will be the Good Shepherd to His flock, and Jesus declares His fulfillment of this beautiful promise. Jesus IS the gate to the sheepf…
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