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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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Country Music Theology Mini Article

Many people, it seems, follow a “Country Music” Theology, rather than the Bible. “The Red Dirt Road,” for example, said, “I learned the path to Heaven is full of sinners and believers.”  Really? Psalm 1:5 says “sinners” are not “in the congregation of the righteous.” Jesus said He “did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Matthew 9:13). And the comm…

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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 for Psalm 125 Now Available

My commentary for Psalm 125, Those Who Trust in God, is available in Devotions from Psalms, in Commentaries.

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Confining the Righteous

“When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory; But when the wicked arise, men hide themselves” (Proverbs 28:12). “The righteous” today are those who obey Christ: “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him” (1 John 2:29). “The wicked” disregard God’s Word: “A good man obtains favor from the LORD, But a man of wicked intenti…

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1 samuel 15:22 To obey is better than sacrifice

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