by Jefferson David Tant In reading through the Bible, it is worth noting that we find no rebukes, criticisms, or condemnations of children. On the contrary, children are presented to us as models for us to imitate and follow. Consider some words Christ and Peter said concerning children. “At that time the disciples came to…

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by Jefferson David Tant Do you know any “ordinary” Christians? Let’s define the word before you answer. As an adjective — “With no special or distinctive features; normal.” As a noun — “What is commonplace or standard.” Synonyms include — “common, usual, regular, normal, habitual, customary.” One man was told his name had been mentioned…

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by Doy Moyer Just as I am without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me. And that Thou bids’t me come to Thee O Lamb of God, I come. by Charlotte Elliot I have long thought that “Just as I am” is a beautiful, inspiring hymn. While I don’t know that it…

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by Matthew W. Bassford The more I study the Bible, the more I am amazed at its ability to capture profound truths about human nature in a few words. One such amazing text appears in John 13:3-5. To worldly eyes, there seems to be an immense disconnect between Jesus’ self-perception and His actions. He thought…

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by Doy Moyer Arrogance and haughtiness do not appeal to God’s people. Rather, humility and love do, for this is what characterizes our Lord; this is the way of the cross. We must not applaud the conceit and selfish ambition of those in powerful positions lest we find ourselves bowing to the idols that are…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Philippians 1:12-14   I.         Life often goes in different in directions from what we expect.             A.        It had long been Paul’s desire to go to Rome to preach the Gospel – Acts 19:21             B.        It seemed though that something always came up which kept him from reaching his goal – Romans 1:13             C.        It…

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by Wayne Fancher I. The Earth from Without Form and Void to Beautiful Genesis 1:2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and…

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by Jeffrey Hamilton Text: Psalm 131   I.          Psalm 131 is one of 15 psalms which are titled “Song of Ascent.”              A.         It is commonly believe that these were pilgrimage songs, sung while the people journeyed up to Jerusalem for the major feasts.              B.         This particular psalm was written by David and expresses the attitude a worshiper must…

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by Jeffrey Hamilton Text: Isaiah 61:1-3   I.         The good news is a message to the afflicted – Isaiah 61:1             A.        This is the passage Jesus chose to read in his hometown – Luke 4:16-21             B.        When John began to doubt Jesus, Jesus again referred to this passage – Luke 7:22-23             C.        Jesus declared that the kingdom, the church…

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Question: I was reading Mark 9 and I came across the passage where Jesus says that the one who wishes to be great in the kingdom of heaven must make himself a servant and I wanted to know how I could go about being a better servant. Because I’m homeschooled I don’t get out of…

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