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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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Published: February 27, 2018

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where […]

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Published: February 20, 2018

  "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." - Matthew 6:34   "The modernity of yesterday is the tradition of today, and the modernity of today will be tradition tomorrow." Jose Andres   People have long been […]

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Published: February 1, 2018

God’s Response to Adversity God anointed Jesus of Nazareth…who went about doing good… - Acts 10:38 Time is the friend of the sincere and the enemy of hypocrisy.  Have you been doubted or worse, falsely accused?  Don’t despair, don’t grow bitter and don’t give up.  Joseph’s brethren brought a bloody coat and a false claim […]

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Published: February 1, 2018

“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15) It will be my contention that the Apostolic movement needs to apologize to the […]

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Published: February 6, 2018

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 […]

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Published: February 6, 2018

Thieves Hate Noise “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…”  - John 10:10 After morning meditation, I found myself thinking of how Satan steals so much from us as the people of God.  Far too many have lost items of eternal significance that belong to them.  If the […]

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Published: February 1, 2018

THEY WERE CALLED CHRISTIANS The term of Christian was not used to identify the followers of Christ until several years after the Day of Pentecost. Most frequently, the followers were referred to simply as disciples. The use of the term "disciple" apparently stemmed from the days of Christ’s ministry, but its use continued during the […]

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