Text: Psalms 39   I.         Psalms 38-40 cover related themes regarding the problems caused by sin             A.        God has punished David because of his sin – Psalms 38:1-2             B.        Between God’s punishment and the burden of the sin itself, David feels overwhelmed – Psalms 38:3-8             C.        Even close friends and family avoid you when you are suffering because of…

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Source: Janelle Weaver, “Social before Birth: Twins First Interact with Each Other as Fetuses,” Scientific American, 1 January 2011. “… scientists found that fetuses begin reaching toward their neighbors by the 14th week of gestation. Over the following weeks they reduced the num­ber of movements toward themselves and instead reached more frequently toward their counterparts.…

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Question: Good day, I have heard people saying after a near-death situation that “It is by the grace of God he is alive.” How biblical is that? Thanks Answer: “Grace” is a favor given, even though it is not deserved. We usually use it to talk about salvation, but consider: “For I am the least…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Isaiah 38:9-20   I.         Many people are familiar with Hezekiah’s prayer asking God for help against the Assyrian army, but I would like for us to take a few minutes to examine Hezekiah’s prayer of thanksgiving after he was healed of an illness II.        Bitterness             A.        Isaiah 38:9-10                         1.         Hezekiah was told he would…

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Text: Psalms 139   I.         To watch as a child grows in a mother’s womb is a thing of wonder.             A.        People refer to the “miracle of birth,” though it is not truly a miracle – this is the way God made the process of life to happen.             B.        Still, it doesn’t make it any less awesome -…

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Text: Psalms 10 I.         How do we deal with those whom others don’t want?             A.        Terri Shiavo made the news and was the focus of attention for numerous months.                         1.         Her husband no longer wanted to keep her alive. He claimed that she wouldn’t want to remain in this state.                         2.         What I don’t often hear is that Terri…

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Question: For a while, I was going through King Solomon’s view of realizing how pointless life is. I was struggling with that for a couple of weeks. But I am doing better now. Just really meditated on it and what Solomon said and a realization of life in itself. It is kind of interesting but…

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Question: Is life “all” about God and never about us? If so, are we ever allowed to enjoy personal pleasure for our own benefit? For example, marriage could be considered personal pleasure in that a relationship, future family, and sex are all involved. Or what about entertainment such as playing video games, or playing a…

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by Wayne Greeson via Guardian of Truth XXXIII: 14, pp. 426-427, July 20, 1989 Water is truly an amazing substance, yet it is so common, so abundant that we take it for granted. Its chemical composition is the bonding of two gases, hydrogen and oxygen and it is identified in a chemist’s notation as H2O. We are…

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Question: Where does the Bible say that life is unfair? Why is life unfair? Who made life unfair? I don’t understand. I get so tired of hearing this every time someone says that something is unfair. Answer: “Behold, these are the ungodly, who are always at ease; they increase in riches. Surely I have cleansed my heart…

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