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QA: Is It Wrong to Read "Tell Alls"?

My QA: Is it wrong to read or write "tell all" books? is now available in Questions Answered. It was published in September, 2018.

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Heart Failure

Words of Wisdom Articles are mini articles that have been printed in the Oneida, TN, Independent Herald newspaper since September 2019. “Words of Wisdom” is published online weekly and available on: www.ihoneida.com/words-of-wisdom/ . This week's contribution is Heart Failure for May 1, 2022. 

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The Despair of Death

Words of Wisdom Articles are mini articles that have been printed in the Oneida, TN, Independent Herald newspaper since September 2019. “Words of Wisdom” is published online weekly and available on: www.ihoneida.com/words-of-wisdom/ . This week's contribution is The Despair of Death for April 18, 2022. 

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Sowing the Seed Recklessly: Parts 1 - 3

Gerald Cowan's Sowing the Seed Recklessly, Parts 1 to 3 from October, 2021, is now available in Publications from Gerald Cowan.

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QA: Should I Listen To a Preacher With Wrong Motives?

My QA: Should I listen to a preacher if his/ her motive is wrong? from January 30, 2022 is now available in Questions Answered.

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Bible Outline for Ecclesiastes: Revised

My REVISED Bible outline for Ecclesiastes is now available in Bible Books Outlined.

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The Five Commandments for Christians: Now Available

My sermon The Five Commandments of Christians was delivered October 10, 2021, in Paulding, Ohio, in a gospel meeting. It is now available online in Sermon Audios; the slides are available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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Whom Do You Trust? Sermon Slides Available

My sermon slides for Whom Do You Trust?, taken from Psalm 146, is now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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Words of Wisdom Radio Available: August 30 - September 3, 2021

My Words of Wisdom minute long thought, which are broadcast after the noon news on WECO radio, are now available for August 30 - September 3, 2021. They are available in Words of Wisdom Radio in audio form and in Words of Wisdom Transcripts in PDF transcripts.

- 8/30/2021 - Peace Haters 
- 8/31/2021 - No Christian Crusades 
- 9/1/2021 - Try, Again 
- 9/2/2021 - Where Angels Dare Not Go
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Who Lights the Fires? - Mini Article Now Available

“A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, But knowledge is easy to him who understands” (Proverbs 14:6). A “scoffer” claims to seek wisdom but contradicts wisdom when presented. Scoffers reject the possibility of wisdom before they open their eyes to it! Therefore, “A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, Nor will he go to the wise” (Proverbs 15:12). Scoffers are destructive …

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How To Stop the Violence - Now Available

Jesus said: "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies” (Matthew 15:19). Only the Word of God can change the human heart. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intent…

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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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Proverbs Commentary Segment #148 - Don't Break Out In a Rash!

In light of new year resolutions coming up, my Commentary Studies in the Book of Proverbs continues with segment #148 on Proverbs 20:25 - Don't Break Out In a Rash!

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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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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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Abilities, Motivation, Attitude.

Abilities, Motivation, Attitude.

These three words play a vital role in the development of leadership, especially with regards to spiritual leadership.

Lou Holtz expressed it this way: "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

The thought raises several questions: (1) What are we capable of doing? (2) What are we …

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Proverbs 19:10 - Robbing Hoods and Zero Sum Philosophy: Commentary #140

My commentary #140 on Proverbs 19:10Robbing Hoods and Zero Sum Philosophy, is available in Studies in the book of Proverbs in Commentaries.

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A New Beginning: Sermon Available

My revised Sermon slides A New Beginning are now available in Sermon PowerPoints.

Sermon slides are saved as PDF, to make them accessible by ereader. To learn more, please click here.

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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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Words of Wisdom: October 2 - 6, 2017

Please find my Words of Wisdom as Audio and as Transcripts for the days:

10/02/2017: False Promises

10/03/2017: Tragic Events and Innocent People

10/04/2017: Mass Murder Motive

10/05/2017: Human Life Matters

10/06/2017: The Soul Exchange

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