by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: James 3:13-18   I.         The Bible speaks of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom             A.        Knowledge are the many facts about life and the world we live in.             B.        Understanding is the ability to take several facts and combine them to arrive at new information.             C.        Wisdom is knowing when information ought to be applied to…

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by Matthew W. Bassford In my time as a preacher, I’ve had my share of conversations with people who thought they had a moral or philosophical justification for their agnosticism/atheism. They found something in the Bible they didn’t like. Maybe it was God commanding the slaughter of the Canaanite children. Maybe it was God condemning…

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Question: Good evening. I am having trouble understanding intellect. Is intellect a worldly thing or does it come from above? I understand Colossians 3 and how it identifies the things we should be thinking about and the things we need to mortify. It didn’t mention intellect precisely, but I do believe it takes intellect to…

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by Jeffrey Wilkes “The Bible is so difficult to understand,” an acquaintance recently asked. “Why is it written this way?” The Holy Spirit through Peter acknowledges that some things in Paul’s letters are hard to understand: “As also in all his [Paul’s] epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard…

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by Mike Thomas Persecution reveals the quality of our faith in the same way fire reveals the nature of metal (I Peter 1:7). But persecution is not the only moment that reveals our character. There are other scenes in life that are just as effective in exposing our inner man: Being Alone Photo by Warren…

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Question: In Matthew 13:12 it says, “For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.” What does this mean? Answer: “And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”…

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Question: Have you heard of Eli Soriano? What do you think about his teachings? Answer: I looked briefly at Eli Soriano’s website. I’m afraid I didn’t get far because there was a statement on the first page that I knew to be contrary to God’s Word. “The Bible contains many things hard to understand. Such…

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Question: In my frustrated life, I began to search for answers and clues and anything that could lead me to answer what on earth am I here for and found your website.  I found it insightful and thought-provoking.  My question to you is how can you be sure to know God’s plan for your life…

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