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Published: July 17, 2018

FORGIVENESS AND REMISSION OF SINS That there is a distinction between the “forgiveness” of sins, and the “remission” of sins, is a thing that has been very little considered by the majority of ministers, or students of the Holy Scriptures. But the Bible clearly teaches that there is a difference. In looking through Strong’s Exhaustive […]

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Published: July 10, 2018

Her Husband In my opinion, one of the most beautiful verses in the entire Bible is Hosea 2:16: And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi; and thou shalt call me no more Baali. This verse is amazing.  But before we can understand it in all of […]

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Published: July 3, 2018

The Difference Between Freedom and Liberty   This week millions of Americans will celebrate Independence Day.  Some view this as a great time to get together with friends, others as a day to see fireworks while cooking out and still others will take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices our forefathers made that we […]

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Published: June 26, 2018

I’m Not Offended These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended…the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service…And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. - John 16:1-4 Let no man pull you low enough to […]

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Published: June 19, 2018

PRINCIPLE IS THE MAN Principal and principle are homonyms. Homonyms are words that are pronounced alike but may or may not be spelled alike, at least that’s what Mrs. Wetzel my high school teacher said. So the key to understanding which word is meant is to study the content of the sentence in which the […]

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Published: June 12, 2018

LIVING BENEATH It is often stated concerning Christians that we live beneath our privileges in the Lord. Of course this is true, as I am sure every Christian that is aware of the promises given unto us, will agree. Our position in the Lord entitles us to many wonderful things. The things of God are […]

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Published: June 5, 2018

Exodus 16:1-36 A month has passed between the time Israel departed from Egypt to the time the nation reached the Wilderness of Sin. Water had already been a problem (15:22-26) Now they had run out of food. They were frightened to the extent that they began to think about the “good ole days” back in […]

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Published: May 29, 2018

What so many so-called religious bodies have obviously overlooked in the great redemption plan of God is the application of the Blood. Necessity of Application According to the scriptures, there can be no salvation in any form without the application of the Blood. Notice, if you will, the key word – application. As the Passover […]

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Published: May 22, 2018

In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. - Psalms 120:1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from which cometh my help. - Psalms 121:1 I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord. - Psalms 122:1 Unto thee lift […]

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Published: May 15, 2018

I Corinthians 11:23-33 Notice in verse 24 He says “this do.” Jesus expects every Christian to observe the Lord’s Supper. It is not something that is optional but rather it is a direct command from Jesus. “This do” signifies a physical act of partaking. One cannot spiritualize this commandment no more than one can spiritualize […]

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Published: May 8, 2018

We hear so much about preaching being divisive. I, for one, still hold to the belief that preaching is a true unifier – uniting men of like precious faith! In our day the landscape has become cluttered and prolific with various ensigns and banners representing diverse causes and movements. Many of these flapping and rippling […]

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Published: May 1, 2018

“Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.” - Mark 5:4 The story of the wild man of Gadara is one of the most dramatic in holy scriptures. Here was a […]

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Published: April 24, 2018

“And it came to pass by the way in the Inn, that the Lord met him, and sought to kill him.” Exodus 4:24 At first, when we come upon this verse, it is difficult to grasp for we live in a time when God is pictured as a kind, loving, tolerant and easy-going person. Grace […]

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Published: April 17, 2018

Eph. 4:5 is the setting for this study.  A Marine recruiting sergeant happened upon an impressive sight while traveling in the country backwoods. At one roadside farm, he saw targets painted just about everywhere – on the barns, on fences, and on all the outbuildings. And exactly in the center of each target’s bull’s eye, […]

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Published: April 9, 2018

Eternal Security or Eternally Secure? We are aware of the fact that many are taking up with the doctrine of what is called “eternal security,” which in itself would be a great thing if the Scriptures bore it out. There is such a thing as being eternally secure in one sense, but not without obedience […]

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Published: April 3, 2018

The people Isaiah would prophesy to were... Ever hearing, but never understanding Ever seeing, but never perceiving Their hearts were calloused Their ears were dull And their eyes were closed Isaiah was a part of God’s divine mission in the world – to announce the glad tidings of a God who loved them and wanted […]

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Published: March 27, 2018

There is a problem with parables. And that problem, simply stated, is that a parable can be grossly misinterpreted if erroneous elements are used for its interpretation. Take, for example, the parable of the so-called “Hidden Treasure” of Matthew 13. I have heard this parable greatly distorted by many individuals. The common errors made in […]

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Published: March 20, 2018

A Place Prepared “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” - John 14:2 Most would agree that a fundamental drive for mankind is to find a place.  The young couple look for a place to begin a […]

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Published: March 13, 2018

If you throw a stone up into the air when does it start to come down? When does the Sun begin to set? When do mountain climbers start their descent? When does a Christian begin to backslide? When does the fervor for Christ begin to slip? When does the power begin to dissipate? When does […]

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Published: March 6, 2018

The once familiar abbreviated title of the general practitioner, i.e. G.P., is fast fading into obscurity. Unlike his former counterpart of thirty years ago, that sought the shingle of the G.P., the young aspiring medical student of today seeks a specialized field of medicine. After necessary training for groundwork is completed the modern student can […]

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