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Words of Wisdom Audio: Your Salvation's Cost

In light of discussions on Easter, please find my Words of Wisdom "Your Salvation's Cost" in Bible Content On Jesus Christ. It is also available in Words of Wisdom Audio for March, 2017, and Words of Wisdom Transcripts.

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QA: Is it wrong to be afraid? - 3/14/2021

QUESTION: Is it wrong to be afraid? - 3/14/2021  

ANSWER: The wisdom of Proverbs cannot be surpassed: Proverbs 10:24-25; Proverbs 28:1; Proverbs 29:25. Wicked people have more reason to live in fear because they do not honor God's wisdom in their lives; they naturally assume others also live as they do. Therefore they cannot assume anyone else lives honourably. A guilty conscience makes one…

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Commentary for Psalm 11: Stand Your Ground

My commentary on Psalms 11, Stand Your Ground, is now available in Devotions from Psalms. Each psalm's commentary can be downloaded FOR FREE; alternately, there is a consolidated COMPLETE COMMENTARY on Psalms to download FOR FREE.

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The Perils of Paul: New Mini Article Now Available

“Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my owncountrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, inperils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often…

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Raymond Kelcy's What Can Christians Do In a Hostile Society?

Raymond C Kelcy's article What Can Christians Do When Society Seems to be Hostile to Them? is now available in Publications From Guest Authors. It was printed in January, 2021.

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Donnie Barnes' Why I Recommend the Bible: Now Available

Donnie Barnes' chart/ MEME Why I Recommend the Bible is now available in Bible Basics. This page pulls together a lot of material that can be used for people who may be new to the Bible or basic Bible principles.

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Commentary segment #13: Focus On What Is Right [Proverbs 4:20-27]

In light of the current political situation, my Proverbs Commentary Segment #13, Focus on What Is Right, taken from Proverbs 4:20-27, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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Pay Back OR Forward? - Mini Article Now Available

“Do not say, ‘I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work’" (Proverbs 24:29). Returning evil for evil means the victim has become evil, or dropped to the level of the evil-doer. The wiser way says, “Do not say, ‘I will recompense evil;’ Wait for the LORD, and He will save you” (Proverbs 20:22). The best way to treat an evil-doer is: “If …

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Steps to Salvation: Photo Essay Available

My FREE Scripture memes relating to the Steps to Salvation are available and free to download and share in Bible Basics.

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Wayne Burger’s Fight for Rights Available

In light of the current political climate, Wayne Burger’s Fight for Rights article is now available in Publications from Guest Authors.

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Words of Wisdom Radio: Audio Files Available

My 1-minute radio lesson series “Words of Wisdom” are available in Words of Wisdom Radio.  They were broadcast by John T. Polk II for an Oneida, Tennessee, radio station from December 2014 - November 2017. Click here for transcripts of the Words of Wisdom radio series.

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Together Again - Sermon Slides Now Available

In light of continued COVID measures, my sermon Together Again, taken from        1 Corinthians 14:23-35, is now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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Truth Suppressed: Mini Article Available Now

“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). Even Jesus had difficulty getting Jews to accept the truth about Himself: "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth,…

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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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Big Orange Crush - Gender Confusion Addressed

In light of recent gender confusion, my article Big Orange Crush: Ze What? is available in Bible Articles. It first appeared in the Gospel Gleaner in October, 2015.

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QA: What Does the Bible Say Abut "Self Identification"?

QUESTION: What does the Bible say about "self identification"? - April, 2019   

Answer: We keep hearing about people who “self-identify” ... The dictionary defines it as, “identification with someone or something outside oneself.” “Self-consciousness” is the awkward feeling that we do not feel comfortable with our surroundings, but we can adjust. “Self-identification” is the …

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QA: Does Grace Cancel Out All Sin?

QUESTION: Grace cancels out all sin, including wilful sin, right? - October, 2020

ANSWER: WRONG! God's grace does NOT cancel a person's sin NOR will it save on the Day of Judgment. Here's why: 1. Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. ... Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did. (Genesis 6:8, 22) ... 2. ... Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:1…

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Insane New Year: Mini Article Available

"The wicked shall be turned into hell, And all the nations that forget God" (Psalm 9:17). No one questions that many Americans have forgotten God:  Evolution has replaced "The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth" (Isaiah 40:28); Affluence has replaced dependence upon "the LORD Almighty" (2 Corinthians 6:18); Immorality and Indecency have replaced "the pure in heart " (

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A Truly New Year: Mini Article

Under the Law of Moses, God began each Jewish New Year with the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16). With a special, once a year ceremony, the sins of the people were pronounced on a “scapegoat” and a sacrificial sin offering and a burnt offering were also offered. The nation was to begin their yearly planning by making things right with God. Under the Law of Jesus Christ, God “now commands all men ev…

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Can You Recommend Your Religion?

In light of the current focus on Jesus, Gerald Cowan's 2-part sermon, Can You Recommend Your Religion? is available in Publications from Guest Authors.

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