Presuming Too Much

There is an interesting passage that is found in the middle of the giving of the Old Law in Leviticus 24, in which a situation arose prior to God giving specific instruction on how to handle it (Leviticus 24:10-23). A young man, who was the son of an Egyptian man and an Israelite woman, blasphemed […]

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School Shootings: What is at the Heart?

I have been reading, with great interest, the coverage and responses to the recent school shooting in Florida. I am appalled that a person could be so calloused as to enter a place like that to kill and maim fellow students and faculty. One thing that I believe everyone agrees with: we need to do […]

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Eschewing Sin

Repentance seems to be an evil word (or at least an evil concept) in today’s religious world. One cannot talk about what practices need to be removed from the life of another without being accused of judging…and we all know that Jesus said that you should not judge! While a further discussion of Matthew 7:1-2 […]

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Every Spiritual Blessing

Paul, as he began the epistle to the Ephesians (chapter 1), wrote of how they had available to them “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ…” This begins a powerful section of scripture in which Paul enumerates several (but not all) of these blessings. The importance of this statement is far reaching! If […]

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Trusting the Source of the Gospel

In our last article, we examined Paul’s warning to the Galatian brethren that they not follow after a “different gospel,” which he declared to be a perversion or distortion of the one true gospel message. After issuing this warning, Paul gave several reasons why the Galatian brethren could trust that the message he delivered to […]

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The Threat of Another Gospel…

Paul, as he wrote to the Galatian brethren, warned them that there would be some who would come to them and teach something other than the pure, uncorrupted gospel message (Galatians 1:6-10). From the earliest of times, the danger of mankind corrupting the true gospel was real, and it was dangerous! While Paul was dealing […]

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Wisdom Devotional: Day 11

Here is day 11 of 365 Days of Wisdom.  Remember to click on the page below to see the full size page!                                

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Wisdom Devotional: Day 10

Here is Day 10 of the wisdom devotional, 365 Days of Wisdom.  Today, we think about the problem of pride…something that most (if not everyone) struggles with…at least from time to time! Remember to click on the thumbnail below to see the full size page!                       […]

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A Word About the Election…

Here we are, just 4 days out from Election Day in the United States. If you are anything like me, you are at the point of complete aggravation at the political ads that are constantly broadcast on television and radio. Regardless of who you might be choosing to vote for, you are probably ready for […]

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Wisdom Devotional: Day 9

Here is the 9th installment of the 365 days of wisdom. This one hits home…as sometimes I am too quick to “like” or “share” information on social media that is just not accurate. It is easy to jump on board with some meme or post that reflects what we already believe, or want to believe, […]

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