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Are All Saved? - Mini Article Now Available

“We trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe” (1 Timothy 4:10).  God is the “Savior of all men” but not all are saved, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  God has made His offering for any who will accept it. “But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand …

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QA: What Makes the church of Christ Better Than Other Churches?

QUESTION: What makes you think the church of Christ is better than any other church? - February, 2019

Answer: The church of Christ is made up only of people who have accepted, and been saved by, what Jesus taught, not what humans have said about it! 1) The church of Christ was begun on the first Pentecost after Jesus' resurrection, described in Acts 2. The 12 Apostles were baptised in the…

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Sellers Crain's Proof Texting: Now Available

Sellers Crain’s article Proof Texting is now available in my page, Publications from Sellers Crain.

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Missing Books of the Bible: Sermon Audio Available

My sermon The Missing Books of the Bible is available in Sermon Audios.

The PowerPoint is also available in Publications On Christian Evidences and in Sermon Powerpoints.

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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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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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Sellers Crain’s What Do We Do Now? - Now Available

In light of the gender discussion, Sellers Crain’s article, What Do We Do Now?, is now available in my new page, Publications from Guest Authors.

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What Is Grace and Who Is It For? - Sermon Now Available

My sermon slides on Grace, What Is It and Who Is It For, based on 2 Peter, is now available in Sermon PowerPoints.

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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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Commentary: Psalm 89 Available

In light of the holiday season, my commentary on Psalm 89, one of the so called Messianic psalms, is available in Devotions from Psalms.

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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 Wise Trust God & Improve Their Lives: Commentary #8 Available

My Commentary Studies in the Book of Proverbs continues with segment #8 on Proverbs 3:1-12, The Wise Trust God and Improve Their Lives.

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Fear of Salvation: Mini Article Available

People are afraid of Jesus Christ when they don’t know nor understand the truth about Him. He walked on the sea and His disciples “supposed it was a ghost, and cried out " (Mark 6:49-50). At His resurrection, the women were told: “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said” (Matthew 28:5-6). “For this is the love of G…

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Faith or Cowardice: Mini Article Available Now

“And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. ‘And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled’.” (1 Peter 3:13 14) Christians stand for the truth of God’s Word, having no dread from ’threats, nor be[ing] troubled.” Our confidence comes from obeying God’s Word. “For God has not given …

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QA: Why Do Christians Give in to Evil?

QUESTION: Why do Christians always give in to evil-doers? - August 9, 2020

ANSWER: Have Christians not read what David said: "Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it." (Psalm 34:14)? Paul rephrased this in   Romans 12:9. ... The church of Christ must accept the fact that there is a moral war that is being waged constantly... The capitulators may partially quote and misuse 2…

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The Church & the World: Sermon Slides Available

My sermon slides "The Church & the World", based upon Ephesians 5:6-17, are now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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The Valley of Opinion

“For I hear the slander of many; Fear is on every side; While they take counsel together against me, They scheme to take away my life” (Psalm 31:13). Media values “news” which is more “opinion” than real facts and truth. In point of fact, “opinion polls” consume a great deal of time and space these days. The New Testament commands: “Do not be wise in your own opinion” (Roman…

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Coexist or Convert? - Sermon Slides Available

My sermon slides Coexist or Convert? are now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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Sellers Crain Jr's Pharisaic Legalism Now Available

Sellers Crain, Jr.'s article Pharisaic Legalism is now available in my new page, Publications from Sellers Crain.

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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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