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The Story Of Jesus

And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen. (John 21:25) The Story Of … Continue reading

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The Mouth Of A Christian

But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another. (Colossians 3:8-9a) The Mouth Of A Christian Pulius Syrus said, “Speech is the mirror … Continue reading

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Elected, Sanctified, And Cleansed

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood … Continue reading

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Cancel Culture Among The Jews

Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. (2 Kings 22:8) Cancel Culture … Continue reading

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God Cannot Be Bribed

For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. (Deuteronomy 10:17) God Cannot Be Bribed Bribery is one of the oldest criminal … Continue reading

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Seeing The Good In The Heart

Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned safely to his house in Jerusalem. And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who … Continue reading

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Giving All To Have It All

Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of Heaven … Continue reading

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Be A Servant

For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more. (1 Corinthians 9:19) Be A Servant Slavery has a negative connotation to it, and history is filled with … Continue reading

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Baptism Is Not Essential To Salvation, But It Is Essential To Obedience

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you … Continue reading

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The First Year

So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. Now Adam knew Eve his … Continue reading

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Asking God To Forget

Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses, for they are from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; according to Your mercy remember me, for Your goodness’ sake, O Lord. (Psalm 25:6-7) … Continue reading

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Finding The Love And Peace Of God

Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11) Finding The Love And Peace Of God The church in … Continue reading

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The Temptation Of Jesus

Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He … Continue reading

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Change The World – Do Good

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10) Change The World – Do Good Albert Barnes sums up the admonition of Paul to do good … Continue reading

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Be Careful, Be Quiet, And Do Not Fear

Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Go out now to meet Ahaz, you and Shear-Jashub, your son, at the end of the aqueduct from the upper pool, on the highway to the Fuller’s Field, and say to him: ‘Take heed … Continue reading

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A Better House

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (2 Corinthians 5:1) A Better House The joy of moving into a … Continue reading

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A Purposed Life

Hear a just cause, O Lord, attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips. Let my vindication come from Your presence; let Your eyes look on the things that are upright. You have … Continue reading

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Watching With Clarity

But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they … Continue reading

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But Now

And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then he cried and said, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the … Continue reading

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Preaching Is Persuasive Arguing

And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the … Continue reading

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The Pivotal Moment In The Life Of Jesus

But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here. (John 14:31) The Pivotal Moment In The Life Of Jesus He knew He … Continue reading

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Never Satisfied

Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God. (1 Thessalonians 4:1) Never Satisfied There is … Continue reading

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The Weight Of The Word

The burden of the word of the Lord to Israel by Malachi. (Malachi 1:1) The Weight Of The Word The burden of the Lord is a manner which the prophets used to describe the message they preached to the people … Continue reading

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A Really Big House

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 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. And … Continue reading

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Corruption Is The Penalty Of Sin

And we declare to you glad tidings—that promise which was made to the fathers. God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: “You are … Continue reading

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Jesus And The Tower Of Babel

Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was: “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near … Continue reading

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Sin – Only $19.95 – But Wait

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Sin – Only $19.95 – But Wait Advertising is a billion-dollar industry that consumes every facet of social … Continue reading

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