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You’re the one that got you into that situation…

Nothing takes the place of actually going through a life event. Turning 65 is one of those events. Now, what’s …

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Best Bible Study Tools

There are a number of tools and resources that I use for my bible study that may be of help …

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The Widow’s Mite

The Widow’s mite In both Mark 12:42-44 and Luke 21:2-4 Christ relates the story of the poor widow who came …

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Pray like Paul

How we pray We often pray for things, or for conditions to be change – that someone would get a …

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Apologetics on Christianity

This is an apologetic or polemic (argument) about Christian salvation. It argues on a spiritual level – through the bible, …

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A Study on Ephesians

Ephesians 1:1 apostle – commissioned by risen Christ (Acts 1:22), Paul by will of God (Acts 9) 1:2 grace precedes …

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Trials

What I’ve learned going through a financial trial   Financial trials are different animals to other type trials. First of …

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Same lie, different name

Is the bible outdated? A common refrain is that the bible is “outdated.” The same argument being used to overturn …

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How to pray

Things and conditions We often pray for things, or for conditions to be changed, that someone get a new “fill …

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Not many wise

1 Corinthians 1:26-29 is an interesting verse. For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to …

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The Greatest Commandment

The greatest command – One God to love- with heart, soul, mind and strength Deuteronomy 6:5 “You shall love the …

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Jesus Christ is Lord!

Heresies? I recently read (on the Internet) that the teaching of salvation by confessing Jesus as Lord is a “hellish …

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Luke 1:27 – Mary, the Virgin

Premise It would seem that a bible which left out the virgin birth of Jesus, that that bible would probably …

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1) What is the chief end of man?

Introduction – Thomas Watson Thomas Watson (1620 – 1686), a 17th Century English Puritan, states in his Body of Divinity …

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We glorify God by walking cheerfully

It brings glory to God, when the world sees a Christian has that within him that can make him cheerful …

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Some Financial Thoughts

Post incident reflections Age adds a certain perspective to such issues as financial recommendations. It’s interesting to reflect on what …

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God’s Will

What is God’s will for your life? Just as importantly, how do you determine God’s will? The fact is, if …

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SPACE PETS

About forty years ago, I had written the acronym “S P A C E  P E T S” in the …

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How to study God’s Word

Responsibility We unfortunately not only have difficulties spending time in God’s Word, we struggle with spending time studying it with …

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What do you believe?

Background We recently went through a Pastoral selection process. One of the documents I developed was an initial questionnaire designed …

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Farewell for now Robert

God is already working Sharon’s brother passed recently and I was asked to write something. I wrote on my post …

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Civics 101

We live is a country devoid of even a basic understanding of Civics. This is but a cliff note presentation …

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I will never leave you!

Ethel Phoebe Waxham Love Ethel Phoebe Waxham Love (1882-1959) was a remarkable women. She was not famous and what little …

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How the Declaration of Independence fits with the Constitution

Liberty to all! In 1861, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech – Fragment on the Constitution of the Union,  whereby he …

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Advice – Moving and Carpet

Two common areas where you can easily get ripped. Two area where people are constantly cheated are when moving and …

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How many religions exist?

Go and make disciples Matthew 28:18-20, the Great Commission, is an interesting command. Go therefore and make disciples of all …

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Is the bible scientific?

Is the Bible scientific?     How often have you heard “well, the bible isn’t scientific.” Really? It might shock …

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Deconstruction

Deconstructing Ephesians 2:8-9 One of the most common New Testament verses needs to be deconstructed in order to fully understand …

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Divided

A divided world Psalm 2:1-2 “Why are the nations in an uproar…The kings of the earth take their stand, and …

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Seed of destruction

Our battle is not against flesh   We all know that we are in a spiritual battle. Ephesians 6:12 states …

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Isn’t love just love?

Translating the Bible   English often combines many thoughts into one word. For example, there are approximately fifty Eskimo words …

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What would make you happy?

“Ice cream and cookies, lots and lots” Billy stated confidently. Billy, a 5-year-old was responding to the question “if you …

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Understanding current events

To understand current events, you need to look from two perspectives.   A worldly view and a spiritual viewpoint.   …

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Growth

Growth is one of those experiences in life to which the more you watch, sometimes the less you see. For …

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Maturity

Several years ago, one of my friends approached his boss to ask for a raise. “Why do you think you deserve …

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Rubies

  See that girl? One bitter cold October Friday night, as a newly minted High School senior, I was ecstatic …

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Perfect Judgment

With respect to what we’re supposed to do and not do, the judgment of man is completely opposite that of …

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A Jet Tour through the Book of Revelation

This article covers 7 topics on the Book of Revelation: The Book’s Author and a Blessing The Letters to the …

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The Apology

In 1981, my bride Sharon and I were two wondering wandering Catholics searching for spiritual insights. We had recently moved …

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Why Globalism ultimately wins (for a season)

What is Globalism and should it be embraced?   Globalism is all the rage currently. Not only in the U.S. …

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Is the Bible preserved?

Original Languages of the Bible   God’s word, the Bible, was originally written in Old Testament Hebrew (with Daniel, Ezra …

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Sovereign Salvation

Man’s Free Will vs. God’s Sovereign Election How are we saved? Through our free will acceptance of the Gospel and …

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Incarcerated

Will a door be opened?   Matthew 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; …

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Election or Ratification – part II

Does the Holy Spirit Leave after the Rapture, after which salvation is no  longer offered?   The question then is …

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Election or Ratification – part I

Does God Choose who will be saved, or does He simply Ratify our Choice?   Choose or Ratification As I …

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What is Leadership?

Leadership is “Influence by Example!”   God’s leadership design for us, involves three (3) institutions:   Government – Romans 13:1 …

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The Silver Fox

Life can sometimes be viewed by what vehicles are owned   “She is a beauty.”  She, was my first car …

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I see Jesus!

How can we see the personal Jesus?   A friend, whom I was blessed to have lead to the Lord, …

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