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Written Up–Written Down

One of my many embarrassing moments!   Second semester…

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Daily Confessions

The Bible says a lot about the importance of words and…

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The Stumbling Block of Offense

Our nephew, Rev. Andrew Burnett, is an intellectually gifted…

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Assets of a Christian- Part I: I Have What It Says I Have

“I Have What It Says I Have” “Assets of a Christian” –…

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Assets of a Christian- Part II: By Faith, I Have God’s Blessings

By Faith, I Have God’s Blessings “Assets of a Christian” –…

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Marital Conflict in the Bible

I don’t like arguments, and I especially do not like…

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Pray for Your Church

The more I learn, know and understand about the local church…

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Facing the Past: Preparing for Esau’s Wrath

God’s Protection Rebekah had promised to call Jacob when his…

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Joseph Lavishly Welcomes His Family

Joseph realizes that his brothers are genuinely sorry for…

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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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When Prophecies Don’t Happen

For various reasons, prophecies sometimes don’t happen.…

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Jesus’s Mission

Jesus declares that one of several aspects of his mission is…

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Which Day Is the Sabbath?

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

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Getting too comfortable in Egypt?

Exodus opens where Genesis leaves off: Jacob and his family…

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Are Spiritual Gifts for Today?

Paul declares that we are the body of Christ with many…

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God equips Moses with signs

God dismisses Moses’s concern about Moses’s own inadequacy;…

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How Can We Hear the Holy Spirit Accurately?

The Holy Spirit passes on Jesus’ words as clearly as Jesus…

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The staff of Moses becomes the staff of God

If you’re like me, maybe you have thought, “God healed…

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The Gospel and Modern Pluralism

In a broader sense, the principles of temptation to…

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Saving a Lot: Abram Fights Slave Traders

While Christian theologians today debate whether God demands…

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When Most Prophets are Wrong

When God gives a promise, we are right to believe it with…

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The Point of Speaking in Tongues in Acts 2

Pentecost (Acts 2:1) was a significant festival in the…

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Paul, Apostle of Christ—the Movie

Here are my first impressions of Paul: Apostle of Christ,…

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The Future is Now: Prophetic Empowerment in the Last Days

When God pours out the Spirit in Acts 2, hearers recognize…

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Spiritual Hypochondriacs

I must confess that I have often been a hypochondriac. I…

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Are There Apostles Today? Part 3

Are there apostles today? As noted in the…

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Gospel Truth

When I have shared the gospel with people, some of them have…

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The Lord’s Army

The Bible often speaks of spiritual warfare, for example in…

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Standing for Justice

Nobody’s perfect, but sometimes one side really is right and…

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Joseph Secures the People’s Land

Genesis 47:18-26 This passage tells us a lot about Joseph.…

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Opposition to God’s Word

Today’s Scripture: Acts 13:46-52 Central Thought: We…

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Jameses in the New Testament

There are three men in the New Testament, closely associated…

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What is a Christian?

There are many definitions of “Christian,” but…

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Flying Friendly Skies

Today’s Scripture: Acts 1:6-8 Central Thought: Times…

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Ears to Hear

Today’s Scripture: Acts 7:51-8:13 Central Thought:…

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Don’t Miss the Spirit

Today’s Scripture: Acts 8:14-40 Central Thought:…

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Divine Plan

Today’s Scripture: Acts 16:6-10 Central Thought: God…

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Clarify the Message

Today’s Scripture: Acts 18:23-28 Central Thought: We…

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Ahem! Your Prayers Were Answered

Today’s Scripture: Acts 12:11-17 Central Thought: We…

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A Clear Conscience

Today’s Scripture: Acts 24:1-27 Central Thought: A…

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How to Be a Contented Christian

Although learning to be a contented Christian may seem…

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The Ministry at Antioch

Acts 11:19-30 Verse 19 There were large Jewish communities…

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The Unknown God

Paul “contextualized” the gospel for his hearers, showing…

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Trapped Witnesses

“How did we end up here? We were faithfully serving…

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James, Bishop of Jerusalem

Philip Shaff points out there are three theories concerning…

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Drusilla the Beautiful

Acts 24:24-25 “….when Felix came with his wife…

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From Bad to Worse

Why do things sometimes go from bad to worse? Paul before…

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4 Principles Every Church Planter Should Consider

Have you ever wondered how to make a church plant…

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Philip Preaches to the Ethiopian Eunuch

Since Samaritans were considered half-breeds (8:4-25), this…

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Paul, Silas, and the Jailer

Acts 16:23-35 23: Some jailers were public slaves. Prison…