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Evidences from the Bible: Now Available

My article, Evidences from the Bible, is now available in Publications On Christian Evidences.

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How Does God Speak Today?- Mini Article Now Available

“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2). Jesus has said: “the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day” (John 12:48). But how does anyone know the words of Jesus? “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Luke 21:33). …

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Unqualified Love of God? Mini Article Available Now

The only verse many people accept is “God is love” (1 John 4:8). They think that means “God loves me regardless of how I live.” They could not be more wrong, for Jesus Christ also said, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him" (John 14:21). Sinners want God to love th…

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Commentary on Mark 3 Available Now

My Commentary on Mark 3: Restoring a Withered Hand is now available in Commentaries: Assorted Chapters.

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Together Again - Sermon Powerpoint Now Available

My Sermon Powerpoint "Together Again - 1 Corinthians 14:23-35" is now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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No "Christian" Crusades - July 20, 2020

In Luke 9:51-56, Jesus intended to go to Jerusalem and passed through a Samaritan village, but “they did not receive Him.”  His disciples, James and John, wanted to “command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them.”  “But He turned and rebuked them, and said, 'You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.  For the Son of Man did not come to destroy  men's lives but to save them'" (…

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Is Your Life Real?

An angel of the Lord led Peter out of prison, “So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.” After leaving the prison without incident, “they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him. And when Peter had come to himself, he said, ‘Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His…

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One Race Leaves No Room for Racism

from Guest author Edd Strachi:

One Race Leaves No Room for Racism - June, 2020

During a time when our nations should be coming together to battle a common enemy (coronavirus), it seems that we are more divided than ever (politically and socially). Unfortunately a big part of this is racism. This is not God's plan for man.

God designed humanity - all of humanity - to be made in His image  …

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The Gospel in Genesis 5?!

Two weeks ago a Christian came up to me following one of my lessons and asked me if I had ever researched the names in Genesis 5. I spent some time looking into the original Hebrew definitions, however names are sometimes difficult to translate properly. After spending some time looking at each name I noticed a pattern that others have previously recorded - it appears that the Gospel message was g…

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Why is there no more “Peace on Earth”?

Angels announced at Jesus’ birth: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!" (Luke 2:14). Why, then and now, is there not “peace on earth?” It is because there are not more men of goodwill! Preachers should “preach Christ” motivated by “goodwill” toward men (Philippians 1:15). “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our …

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The Spirit of Barabbas

“Pilate said to them, ‘Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?’” (Matthew 27:17). Pilate could “find no fault in” Jesus (John 19:4, 6), but the stirred-up mob only said, “Crucify Him” (Luke 23:21). Barabbas was “notorious” (Matthew 27:16), in a city rebellion committing murder (Mark 15:7; Luke 23:19), “a robber” (John 18:40). What a …

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What Has Happened to the “Party Animals”?

Question: What has happened to the “Party Animals” I knew?

Answer: Read Matthew 17:14-21; Mark 9:14-27; Luke 9:37-42 and learn of a man’s “only child” who was demon-possessed. … This shows 1. There is no such “demon possession” today.

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It’s so depressing to think Evil is winning. What can we do to keep from being discouraged?

Question: It’s so depressing to think Evil is winning. What can we do to keep from being discouraged?

Answer: “We do not lose heart” means “we do not give in to evil.” The Bible gives us reasons why we do not: 1. We can pray to God.

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The Wolf Within

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The Day Jesus Christ Died: The Darkest Day in History

Sellers Crain shares his thoughts on the darkest day in history in The Day Jesus Christ Died, which is available in Publications from Sellers Crain.

 

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Being Prepared - Luke 19:11-26

Sellers Crain shares his insights on two oft confused parables in Being Prepared, which is available in Publications from Sellers Crain.

 

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Have Confidence and Patience in the LORD

To be sure, there is a great deal that is changing about our immediate world. A Christian will come out better than before, though. I'm immediately thinking of the biblical words

"confidence" and "patience."

 

"Confidence" is based upon trust and reliance, and a Christian's "confidence" in God is dependent upon Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:4; Ephesians 3:11-13). The Bible rightly says, …

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Commentary on Psalm 119:97-104 Available

My commentary for Psalm 119:97-104, which relates to the Hebrew letter MemI See More Clearly Than the Ancients, is available in Devotions from Psalm 119, in Commentaries.

 

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Commentary on Psalm 119:46-56 Available

My commentary for Psalm 119:46-56, which relates to the Hebrew letter ZayinYour Decrees Are the Theme of My Song, is available in Devotions from Psalm 119, in Commentaries.

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Commentary on Psalm 119:33-40 Available

My commentary for Psalm 119:33-40, which relates to the Hebrew letter HeTurn My Eyes Away from Worthless Things, is available in Devotions from Psalm 119, in Commentaries.

 

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