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Wisdom & the Creation: Proverbs Commentary #23 Available

My commentary segment #23 on Proverbs 8:22-36, 8 Reasons Why to Listen to Reason: Wisdom & the Creation, is available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs. My Commentaries can be used as the basis for personal or classroom Bible study and are completely FREE TO DOWNLOAD.

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To Have Or Have Not - Mini Article Available

Jesus said: "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses" (Luke 12:15). Envy and covetousness exist when those who “have not” train their eyes on what others “have,” desiring to obtain it by evil means, then we have an example of what God calls “covetousness,” which is idolatry (Colossians 3:5). Satisfaction with wha…

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Proverbs 1:20-33 Commentary Segment #5 Available

My Commentary Segment #5 for Proverbs 1:20-33, Listen to Wisdom, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs. The entire series can be used as a basis for individual or group Bible study.


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Proverbs Commentary Segment #130: Why Governments Fail

My Proverbs Commentary Segment #130, Why Governments Fail, which focuses on Proverbs 17:26, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs. I have a FREE complete commentary for Psalms and Proverbs available in Commentaries. These can be used for class or individual Bible study.

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What Price "Unity"? - Mini Article Now Available

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness”          (Romans 1:18). Many are calling for national unity. “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3) Opposites cannot be brought together unless one side repents and relents. “Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrif…

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Sellers Crain's "If Anyone Speaks, Let Him Speak As the Oracles of God"

In light of the current discussion on free speech, Sellers S Crain, Jr's article         "If Anyone Speaks, Let Him Speak As the Oracles of God", taken from 1 Peter 4:11, is now available in Publications from Sellers Crain.

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QA: What To Do In a Change in Government?

QUESTION: What should a Christian do when there is a change in Government?

ANSWER: God's Word helps us make a proper judgment. 1. Watch what they do (Matthew 7:16-20); 2. Only the wicked use violence to gain power (Psalm 11:5; Proverbs 21:7; Psalm 27:12-13; Psalm 55:9); 3. Judge their Judgment (Proverbs 17:13; Proverbs 17:15; Proverbs 24:24-25); 4. Always remember ... Read more of this and othe…

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Psalm 144: How To Live In a Happy State

In light of current events, my commentary for Psalm 144How To Live In a Happy State, is now available in Devotions from Psalms. My complete commentary for Psalms and Proverbs are available separately and in a complete PDF from my Commentaries page. They can form the basis for either personal or Bible group study.

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Christ or Christmas? Mini Article Series, Part 4

Jesus said of the Pharisees: “’And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men--the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do. He said to them, ‘All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition’” (Mark 7:7-9).  

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Doctrine and Traditions Unchanged

In light of the holiday season, my slides Doctrine and Traditions: Unchanged, based on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2, are available in Debate Charts.

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QA: Why Does It Seem the Wicked Are in Charge?

QUESTION: Why does it seem the wicked are in charge?  - July, 2020

ANSWER: This is a problem discussed  already iPsalm 58. Verses 1-5 show how thoroughly wicked some may become; verses 6-9 ask God to dismantle the strengths of the wicked; and Verses 10-11 mention how satisfied the righteous are when that is done. ... Read More of this and other QAs on the Questions Answered page.

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QA: What Can Parents Teach Children About Godly Living Today?

QUESTION: What can we as parents teach our children about living godly lives today? - March, 2019   

Answer: Nothing can beat the reality of God-given wisdom from Solomon in Proverbs 1:1-9:18Children should learn how to wisely live life, and what pitfalls to avoid. Wisdom stands, and wisdom speaks; there are five ways a "proverb" helps (Proverbs 1:2-4).  ... Read More of my QA on Ques…

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Bob Turner's "Abilities, Motivation, Attitude"

Bob Turner's short article, Abilities, Motivation, Attitude, focusing on Ephesians 4:11-16, is now available on Publications from Guest Authors.

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Commentary #78: Proverbs 14:5 - No "False Witness" Protection Program!

In light of the current election chaos, my Commentary segment #78 on Proverbs 14:5, No "False Witness Protection Program", is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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What Changed? - Mini Article Published Now

After “the most important election in history,” what have the results really changed? 

Not God: "For I am the LORD, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6). Not Jesus Christ: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). 

Not The Holy Spirit’s Bible: “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). 

Not th…

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Can This Be Saved? - Proverbs Commentary #170

In view of the upcoming US election, my commentary segment #170, Can This Be Saved?, based on Proverbs 24:21-22 - is available in The Bible & Evolution. It is also available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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NO Separation of Church and State

My article No "Separation of Church and State" is now available in Bible Articles. It first appeared on The Fellowship Room website in September, 2013.

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Who Elected Our President? - Mini Article

'The LORO brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the LORD stands forever. The plans of His heart to all generations" (Psalm 33:10-11). Have you notced how “peace treaties,” “global initiatives,” and megalomaniacs all fade out and fall apart? There is no power organization of "globalists" that God wll allow to take over His world…

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Proverbs 25:3, 6-7, 15 - What To Do When It's "Reigning": Commentary #172

My commentary on Proverbs, section #172: What To Do When It's "Reigning", is relevant to revisit in the current climate and is available in Commentaries.

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Generation Abandoned: Mini Article Available

In predicting what signs would precede the destruction of Jerusalem (which occurred in A.D. 70), Jesus told His disciples, “You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name's sake” (Luke 21:16-17).  The sad realization is that, today, families are just as shredded. Parents, especially fath…

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