by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Luke 12:22-31   I.         Imagine having an illness that left you unable to move on your own             A.        Suffering with this disease for 38 years! – John 5:5-7             B.        And then a stranger comes up and cures your disease – John 5:8-9             C.        No longer weak, no longer dependent!             D.        The Jews accused Jesus of…

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“Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike…

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by Matthew W. Bassford Most Christians probably appreciate the significance of Habakkuk 2:4 (“The righteous one will live by his faith.”) to understanding the New Testament, but the significance of Deuteronomy 19:15 often escapes us. It reads, “One witness cannot establish any iniquity or sin against a person, whatever that person has done. A fact…

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by Matthew W. Bassford Never in my lifetime have I seen an event have as significant effect on daily life as the coronavirus epidemic. I remember the fall of the Berlin Wall and 9-11, but in both cases, it was business as usual almost everywhere. Not so with the coronavirus! Indeed, it even has affected…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Amos 5:4-9   I.         God wants us to seek Him             A.        It is not that God is hiding or “playing hard to get.”                         1.         God is not found unless we are looking.                         2.         Example: the child who cannot find his shoes.                                     a.         He has looked “everywhere,” but he is standing in the middle of the…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Song of Solomon 8:6-7   I.         We use the word “love” freely today. Perhaps too freely.             A.        I love to have another piece of cake.             B.        Mama loves her baby.             C.        He fell in love with her at first sight.             D.        He loved her through fifty yeas of marriage.             E.        I love my country. II.        The Greek…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Romans 1:18-22   I.         There are so many hints present in this world that it is surprising that they are often overlooked.             A.        But people have this tendency to only see what they expect to see             B.        And we have a school system that pushes agendas instead of teaching students to analyze and…

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Question: Hello. Will everyone see the face of God the Father on judgment day? I know that every eye will see Jesus, even those who pierced Him. Is seeing the face of God the Father only a privilege for the saved? I appreciate your time. Answer: I believe you are striving to make a distinction…

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Question: If God created the universe, then who created God? And who created that person who created God? Answer: There is a law that says for every effect there is a cause. Thus, there is a chain of causes leads up to a particular effect. But what most people don’t consider is that this same…

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by Doy Moyer I have tried, for better or worse, to dedicate myself over the years to the foundations of what it means to defend the reason for our hope (I Peter 3:15). While the study of apologetics (the defense of the faith) has many layers and even more topics, here is, in my experience,…

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