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Published: March 26, 2019

Jacob’s Sickness and Israel’s Strength And one told Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son Joseph cometh unto thee: and Israel strengthened himself, and sat upon the bed. - Genesis 48:2   We have a choice to live in a Jacob or an Israel world.  There are two world views that people of God can adopt.  […]

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Published: March 19, 2019

I Can Hear Him! Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is […]

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Published: March 12, 2019

Nevertheless I Tell You The Truth These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.  They shall put you out of the synagogues…whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service…Nevertheless I tell you the truth…  John 16:1-7 Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it… - Jonathan Swift […]

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Published: March 5, 2019

Working With the Lord   I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.- John 9:4 On the first Monday of September in 1894, the United States made Labor Day an official holiday to be commemorated annually thereafter.  It was a time […]

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Published: February 26, 2019

THE WORD BECAME FLESH As we are introduced to Jesus in the beginning of the New Testament He is not a new “person” of God. This Son in Bethlehem’s manger is God manifested in flesh. As God, He spoke to Abraham in Ur of the Chaldees, promising him a land, blessing, and son. The nation […]

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Published: February 19, 2019

The Voice of Jacob and the Hands of Esau   And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau. - Genesis 27:22   If you can envision Jacob slipping into Esau’s garments at the urging of Rebekah, […]

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Published: February 12, 2019

Why Worry When I Can Pray?  “Let not your heart be troubled…” - John 14:1 Sociologists tell us that we are living in the most medicinally saturated time ever known to mankind.  So many are on medicines and pills.  It is true that there have been many marvelous medical advances in areas like high blood […]

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Published: February 5, 2019

THE GODHEAD We are living in a time when opinions are a “dime a dozen.” Varied opinions and philosophies in theology are not phenomena of the twentieth century. Men have discussed the deity of God since the very beginning of time. Job, considered to be one of the oldest characters of the Bible – he […]

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Published: January 29, 2019

Jacob’s Ladder And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. - Genesis 28:12 Jacob knew a little a bit about dreams.  This is one reason he listened thoughtfully as Joseph later would […]

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Published: January 22, 2019

The Dilemma of Sin "And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: [13] There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely […]

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Published: January 15, 2019

Mistaking Evil for Good and Good for Evil In God’s creation of the world, we see the statements in Genesis 1 that God saw that it was “good.” Hebrew (tov) (Gen. 1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21,25). Then in verse 31, he says that it was “very good” or “excellent.” Hebrew (tov m’oth). Here God is […]

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Published: January 8, 2019

Be It Therefore Resolved… But Daniel purposed in his heart - Daniel 1:8 New year, new hopes, new dreams and new resolutions! Welcome to the first few days of the new things we are going to accomplish in 2019! Isn’t it grand? Many of us are going to lose weight, some will finish that project […]

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Published: January 1, 2019

"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new…" - Rev. 21:5 Literally standing between the old and the new, there is something about gazing into a new year that makes one consider so much.  New beginnings, a fresh start, turning over a new leaf. As one year passes and […]

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Published: December 25, 2018

Christmas One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. 6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, […]

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Published: December 18, 2018

THE INFINITE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD Somewhere, in the limited understanding of man, there arose the misconception that God who is omniscient (all knowing) had to become flesh in order to be able to truly relate to man (the product of His own creation). However, my friend, the fact is, the very opposite is true – […]

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Published: December 11, 2018

Doctrinal Emphasis As I’ve been studying the pastoral epistles, I keep being impressed with just how often Paul stresses the importance of doctrine to the two young men that he is mentoring.  In an age where so many preachers want to give inspirational sermons, I feel like the emphasis on doctrine in these books is […]

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Published: December 4, 2018

Going Down By and large “down” is considered negative. In contrast, “up” sounds real good, - up and coming, upper class, etc. We associate the word “up” with increase in status and power and we associate “down” with the opposite. Advertisers promise to take you up with a product, not down. Employers promise to take […]

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Published: November 27, 2018

Don’t Commit the Sin of Negligence “My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.” 2 Chronicles 29:11   Our focus will be verse 11 … “Don’t be negligent now!” To understand the magnitude of these […]

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Published: November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, And into his courts with praise: Be thankful unto him, and bless his name. - Psalm 100:4 The decorations have largely been changed, the pumpkins thrown out. In place of corn husks, many have put lights and Christmas sights and sounds are all about us. Companies are shifting […]

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Published: November 13, 2018

Inventing Your Own Jesus “Surely Not I . . .” Those are the words of Judas as he was about to betray Jesus. Judas was one of “the twelve” whom the Bible tells us Jesus designated as His Apostles. Judas was present even when Jesus said, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one […]

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