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The Devil Is... - MEME Now Available

The Devil Is the:

  • "God of this age" influencing us to sin (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
  • "Power of Death" questioning our faith (Hebrews 2:14-15)
  • "Roaring Lion" devouring the faithless (1 Peter 5:8-9)

A Christian may be battered, tattered, scattered, or splattered, but whose faith has mattered! (1 John 5:4)

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Lend Me Your Ears: Mini Article Available

In William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” Act 3, Scene 2, Mark Antony says: “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.” Why pay attention to this fictional invitation, but neglect to hear God’s appeal: “Give ear, O my people, to my law; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth” (Psalm 78:1); OR to the appeal of Solomon: “My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to …

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Nations that Forget God: Mini Article

Before Israelites entered the Promised Land, Moses warned they "will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands" (Deuteronomy 31:29).  How bad would they get?  “The LORD will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish” (…

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When Tornadoes [or Hurricanes!] Happen

On God’s earth, things happen to all alike, both good and  evil. There are blessings, as Jesus said: "that you may be sons of your Father in heaven: for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). There will be death: “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). There is destruction:…

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Tampering with Evidence: Mini Article Available

“Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus” (John 12:9-11). Living Lazarus was proof Jesus had the power of God over death. One day, when…

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Scared, of What? - Mini Article

What scares you this time of the year?  Is it houses haunted by fake "ghosts and goblins?" Or is it sights and sounds that are not human and hard to identify?  Or is it make-believe "zombies," "vampires," or "werewolves?"  The only time dead people walked the earth again was when Jesus Christ died on the cross, an earthquake opened graves, "and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were …

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What About Profanity? Bible Article

My article What About Profanity? is now available in Bible Articles. It first appeared in the Gospel Gleaner in Q3, 2002.

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Psalm 6: David's Repentance and God's Forgiveness

My commentary for Psalm 6, David's Repentance and God's Forgiveness, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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Psalm 34: Wonderful Security in Fearing God

My commentary for Psalm 34Wonderful Security in Fearing God, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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Psalm 41: God's Mercy For the Poor

My commentary for Psalm 41God's Mercy For the Poor, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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Benevolence for Saints Only? Debate Materials

My charts from the Polk/ Thrasher debate on Benevolence for Saints Only are now available in Debate Charts.

The debate in Meridian, Mississippi, with Thomas N Thrasher took place in January, 2010.

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What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us: Sermon Chart

My chart for the sermon What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us is now available in Sermon Charts. It is based upon Proverbs 4:14 - 19.

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Psalm 35: Which God Should We Worship?

My commentary for Psalm 135Which God Should We Worship?, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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Psalm 73: Why Do the Wicked Prosper?

My commentary for Psalm 73Why Do the Wicked Prosper?, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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Proverbs 14:6 - God's Word to the "Me" Generation: Commentary #79

My commentary #79 on Proverbs 14:6God's Word to the "Me" Generation, is available in Studies in the book of Proverbs in Commentaries.

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Decide to Follow God: Deuteronomy 30:19

Proverbs 27:20 - Enough is Enough: Commentary #187

My commentary #187 on Proverbs 27:20Enough Is Enough, is available in Studies in the book of Proverbs in Commentaries.

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The Works of the Lord Are Great

My updated sermon The Works of the Lord Are Great is now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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The Day of Judgment: 2 Peter 3:6-10 - Sermon PowerPoint Available Now

My new sermon The Day of Judgment, taken from 2 Peter 3:6 - 10, is now available in Sermon Powerpoints. This sermon was preached on October 22, 2017.

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Proverbs 2:10-22 - God's Wisdom Delivers From Perverse Teachers: Commentary #7

My commentary #7 on Proverbs 2:10-22God's Wisdom Delivers From Perverse Teachers and Immoral Women, is available in Studies in the book of Proverbs in Commentaries.

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