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Faithfulness. Loyalty. Fidelity. Nothing breaks God's heart more-or kindles His anger faster-than when His people choose to follow other gods instead of Him. How frustrating it must be for the Creator to watch His allegedly intelligent image-bearers place their confidence in man-made idols. This is not an exclusive practice of the ancients, however, but continues to characterize God's people today. Our generation has witnessed an unprecedented proliferation of competition with God. Nevertheless, our jealous God will employ any resource at His disposal to encourage the repentance of His adulterous people. Have you remained faithful to God? What will it take to get your attention?
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This message on 1 John 2:12-14 was preached at Arbor Oaks Bible Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa (December 27, 2009). This New Years message focuses on the challenge we will all face of temptation to do what we know is wrong. As ones who want to honor the Lord, how will we face and overcome temptation?
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These audio messages were originally prepared for the annual Iron Sharpens Iron conference at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa (2010). The theme for that conference was The Quest for Holiness. These messages were part of the main plenary sessions.
Mark's messages for that conference were so well received that he was asked to re-preach them in his local congregation, Arbor Oaks Bible Chapel.
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This message on 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 was preached at Arbor Oaks Bible Chapel in Dubuque, Iowa (October 29, 2006). This beginning message for the book of 2 Corinthians shows us that God's chief is concern is not to spare us from affliction and hardship. Rather this passage teaches us that affliction, hardship, and difficulties teach us to depend on God alone.