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The Life of the Widow – Part 6: The Church’s Responsibility to Her

In its concern for the widow, the economy of Israel provided…

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The Life of the Widow – Part 2: The Grieving Process

Scholars, both sacred and secular, have given much attention…

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Written Up–Written Down

One of my many embarrassing moments!   Second semester…

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Witness Without Fear

We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against…

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Why God Speaks More to Senior Adults Than Anyone Else!

The title of this article may have caught your attention if…

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What Profit is Giving?

The world’s system is “Get All You Can.”…

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Spiritual Geocaching

“I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in…

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Run, and Don’t Look Back! – Part 1

“Come in for a minute, Larry. I want to show you what…

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What is My Responsibility to Those in Authority Over Me?

“The buck stops here.” That celebrated manifesto…

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Six Principles for Restoration

I believe if we implement the six principles listed below,…

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Renewed and Rational

Every individual has a mind–a thinking, conscious,…

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Mary Believed The Angel’s Word – Luke 1:38

“I’m here! The Lord’s servant! Let it happen for me just as…

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The Test – Have Joseph’s Brothers Changed?

Joseph orders his household manager to return his brothers’…

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The Call to Go in Faith

God calls Abram to leave behind everything familiar to him…

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The Accusation of Potiphar’s Wife

Years ago it looked as if my life and ministry were over on…

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Taking Responsibility

Joseph accuses his brothers of wrongdoing. Regarding his…

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Judah and Tamar

The shift in scene from Joseph to Judah and Tamar in Genesis…

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Sexual Depravity and a Servant of God

One ancient purpose of this passage is to depict the…

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Living out Our New Identity in Christ

When Christians do not live out the character of God’s…

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Minding Christ’s Body

Paul summons believers to present themselves to God as a…

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All These Things Will Be Added to You

What does Matthew 6:33 mean when it says, “all these things…

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The Spirit-Baptized Life

What does the Spirit-baptized life look like? Jesus is the…

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Reconciliation

Joseph has finally revealed himself to his brothers (Genesis…

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Joseph Thrown into The Pit

How much time did Joseph’s brothers have to plot to throw…

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Buried in Faith

The story of Jacob’s burial, like the story of him blessing…

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Blessing Pharaoh

Although we often retell the stories in Genesis, sometimes…

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Be Careful Whom You Trust

The narrator of Genesis tells the story of Jacob and the…

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Understanding The Context of Judah’s Punishment in Genesis 38

Understanding the context of Biblical passages is key to…

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Joseph Lavishly Welcomes His Family

Joseph realizes that his brothers are genuinely sorry for…

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Living at Peace with Our Neighbors

As a minority in a larger society, how should we as…

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God’s Purposes, Our Grief – Genesis 35

God’s call and our commitment do not exempt us from…

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God’s Goodness Messed Up

Genesis lavishly depicts God’s goodness, but also warns of…

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Faith No Matter What The Cost – Genesis 22

Abraham offers a great model of faith. He followed God’s…

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Thoughts About The First Five Commandments – Exodus 20:1-12

The first few commandments of the Ten Commandments teach us…

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The Christ of the Gospels Lives in Us

Paul wrote about Christ living and working in us as…

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Why it is Important to Study the Bible in Context

Context is the way God gave us the Bible, one book at a…

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Once-Saved, Always-Saved? Maybe Not

There are different definitions of once-saved-always-saved,…

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Which Day Is the Sabbath?

Jesus says that the Sabbath was made for people’s benefit…

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How to Make Disciples According to Matthew 28:18-20

The immediate context of Matt 28:18-20 provides us examples…

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The Bible Exposes Sexual Harassment

The media is currently awash with public exposures of sexual…

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Whom Will we Serve?

After Moses demands that Pharaoh release the Israelites from…

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When Pharaoh Demands What is God’s

Pharaoh requires the slaves to meet their daily quota of…

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Crisis of Young Faith

Moses had anticipated that his people might not believe him…

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Wake up, for the Day is near!

In some circles, we think of “revival” or “awakening” as…

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Hate the Sin but Love the Sinner

In Revelation chapter 2, positive models provided by the…

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All Things for Good

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of…

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When Your Feet No Longer Touch Bottom (Part 2)

“David was greatly distressed… But David found…

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How do we Imitate God

Ephesians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 11:1; and other passages What…

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The Worst Password

Today, everything from email to your life’s savings is…

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Selfishness or Self-Responsibility

When traveling by plane, I typically tune out the flight…