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The Character of Scripture (3) – The Bible and Practical Life

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Scripture’s Metaphors/Comparisons of Itself – The Bible and Practical Life             The Bible is full of many types of illustrations, meant to convey spiritual truth in a way that physical beings can relate to. Several metaphors are used of Scripture, and most of them relate to things in life that are utterly essential. These metaphors touch areas of life such […]

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Revival: When We Learn to Tremble at God’s Word – Lessons from Ezra and Joel

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The Word of God is always the means of the Spirit of God to bring conviction of sin and restoration to the Christian community. Apart from the Word of God, there will be no work from God. And as long as we have the idea that we can somehow separate the power of God from the clear, consistent teachings of […]

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The Assembly and Its Interactions

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Throughout Scripture, there is an undeniable emphasis on “one another,” and the obvious reason is that life is seldom spent without interaction of some sort, especially interaction from believer to believer. Here is the problem: when two or more people with fallen human nature get together, that nature will never fail to complicate relations. So then, when we live out […]

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No Other Gods! – The Danger of Idolatry

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One of the most exclusive statements in Scripture is this: “I am the Lord thy God… thou shalt have no other God’s before me.” The Law began with a declaration of God’s unquestionable supremacy, for its knowledge is the foundation of all obedience. Then the first commandment given was for Israel to recognize that statement and act upon it. In […]

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FIVE VERSES: Homosexuality

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The Bible is God’s Word, we are God’s people, and therefore we must both know and stand for Scripture. No opinion or philosophy or political understanding holds any weight unless it is based upon the Word of God. And despite that many would want to evade or compromise the issue, Scripture even and especially speaks clearly on homosexuality. So then, […]

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Counting the Cost

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Paul exhorted Timothy, “Therefore, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ, endure hardship.” The implication from this verse is that if one does not endure hardship, he is not a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is essential that we as believers count the cost of our service, for it will be filled with trial and hardship. Paul could […]

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The Need for Evangelism in a Pagan Culture

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As we are faced with the realities of immorality, we should be faced with the realities of judgment. Were not Sodom and Gomorrah righteously judged? Has history not shown that the nation which compromises truth, denies God, radically accepts sexual sin, and teaches others to do so will fall into chaos? Think about it, without God there is no morality […]

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