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Psalm 13: King David's impatience, Importance, and Impression

My commentary for Psalm 13: King David's Impatience, Importance, and Impression, is now available in Commentaries> Devotions from Psalms. The COMPLETE Commentary for Psalms is also downloadable FOR FREE from this page.

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Right Judgments: Mini Article Now Available

“Discrimination” is the quality or power of finely distinguishing,” or making judgments. Making moral judgments based upon what God says is exactly what God wants us to do. Solomon asked God to, “Give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" (1 Kings 3:9). Making “judgments”…

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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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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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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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QA: Are People Wrong If They Love God?

In light of the holiday season, QUESTION: Are people wrong who love God?  - February 9, 2020

ANSWER: Jesus Christ is the discerner of who does, or does not, love God. (John 5:42) Since He knows the hearts, the rest of us must be determined by the following: "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments." (1 John 5:2) "If anyone says, 'I love G…

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The Heart of the Gospel: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

In light of the focus on the Gospels during the holiday season, my sermon slides for The Heart of the Gospel, taken from 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, are now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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QA: Does Alcohol Have Any Good Use?

QUESTION: Does alcohol have any good use? - October, 2020

ANSWER: There are three uses of alcohol, each as a medicine, that is, to be used with a very low dose, only for pain relief, out of necessity, briefly at best. They are: 1) To relieve recurring weakening digestive problems  (1 Timothy 5:23; 1 Timothy 3:3Titus 1:7) ... Read More of this and other QA on my Questions Answered page.

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Black Friday?! A Fool And His Money (Proverbs Commentary #28)

My Commentary Studies in the Book of Proverbs continues with segment #28 on Proverbs 10:19-22, A Fool and His Money.

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Hindering the Word - Sermon Slides Available Now

My sermon slides Hindering the Word, based on 1 Thessalonians 2:13-18, are now available in Sermon PowerPoints.

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Proverbs 14:8 - Who's Fooling Whom? Commentary #80

My commentary segment #80 on Proverbs 14:8: Who's Fooling Whom? is now available in my Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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"False Witness" Only Comes Through Evil

In light of recent US election results, my article "False Witness" Only Comes Through Evil, which centres on Deuteronomy 19:15-21, is now available in Publications for Internet Articles. It is also available in my page On End Times and On Roman Catholicism

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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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Dying to Lie - Mini Article on Politics Now Available

“An evildoer gives heed to false lips; A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue.” (Proverbs 17:4) Surely in a poitical campaign year, this is easily understood. “Evildoer” describes someone whose heart is full of wickedness and sins. ’False lips’ describes the mouths through which the heart of evil speaks falsely. Only a wicked person wants to feed his, or her, vile heart with lies coming t…

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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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QA: How Safe Are We in Worship?

QUESTION: How safe are we in worship? - January 5, 2020

ANSWER: On December 29, 2019, [a church of Christ in Texas was targeted in a mass shooting]. ... 1. The state of Texas had made it legal to carry guns in church worship. ... 2. While police seek a motive for the criminal's action, God has given one for the very first murder in history, and every one since: evil works (1 John 3:11-1…

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Might Doesn't Make Right - Mini Article Now Available

Because the Media focuses on street mobs and their violence, people may ask, “Are they right?’’ God once warned: “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil.” (Exodus 23:2) Solomon’s wisdom said, “Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, but the blameless in their ways are His delight. Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; but the posterity of …

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Proverbs 15:4 - You Listen to What?: Commentary #92

My commentary on Proverbs is available in more than 200 segments or individual Bible study guides. #92 - You Listen to What? highlights Proverbs 15:4.

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Receiving Jesus Christ: Mini Article Available

“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7) To "receive Jesus” a person must be taught "in the faith”. Paul wrote, “We urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ough…

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