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Be Merry Without Alcohol - Mini Article Available

“Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy” (Romans 13:13). These are terms that describe company parties, conventions, frat parties, bars and taverns, Christmas and New Year Eves, or proms. This verse teaches us to behave as if others can see us in the daytime; therefore NOT with rioting and dulled judgments in alcoho…

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Thanksgiving Without God? - Mini Article Now Available

It's impossible to have a “Thanksgiving” unless there is someone to thank!  The Apostle Paul wrote: “I thank God, whom I serve with a pure conscience, as my forefathers did, as without ceasing I remember you in my prayers night and day” (2 Timothy 1:3).  (1) God is the only source of blessings to thank, so:  "Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD” (Jere…

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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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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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Withered Hand Pointers from Mark 3

My article from Mark 3, Restoring a Withered Hand, is available in my NEW PAGE Bible Content On Jesus Christ. It first appeared in Bible Articles in The Fellowship Room section and is also in Commentaries Assorted Chapters.

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Gerald Cowan's God Never Fails A Test - Now Available

Gerald Cowan's sermon/ Bible study outline, God Never Fails a Test is now available on Publications from Guest Authors.

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What Changed? - Mini Article Published Now

After “the most important election in history,” what have the results really changed? 

Not God: "For I am the LORD, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6). Not Jesus Christ: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). 

Not The Holy Spirit’s Bible: “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). 

Not th…

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The Cross Of Christ - Article Now Available

My article The Cross of Christ, based on Galatians 6:14-15, is now available in Bible Basics. It is also available in Bible Articles and in Bible Content On Jesus Christ.

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The Fiery Trial - Sermon Available Now

My sermon The Fiery Trial, taken from 1 Peter 4:12-19, is now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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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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QA: How Can we Tell God Is Speaking to Us?

QUESTION: How can we tell when God is speaking to us?  -   January 26, 2020

ANSWER: God only speaks today through His written Word, the Bible. (Hebrews 1:1-2; John 5:46-47) Just as Moses' words were written to be read, so Jesus' words have been written to be read. So Paul preached (Acts 13:26-27). The Bible is not called "the Word of God" for nothing! ... Read More of this and other QA on …

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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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NO Separation of Church and State

My article No "Separation of Church and State" is now available in Bible Articles. It first appeared on The Fellowship Room website in September, 2013.

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QA: What Can I Do To Keep my Christian Life in Order Amid Such Change?

QUESTION: What can I do to keep my Christian life in order, when everything around me seems to be changing? -   February, 2019

Answer: 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."  

1) "Confidence" is based upon trust and re…

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QA: How can Christians Discuss Religion When It Is Forbidden?

QUESTION: How can Christians argue religion when they are forbidden to do that?    February, 2019   

Answer: Some will condemn any attempt to expose the organization and practice of evil, while harboring those who refuse to change from their evil ways. They make the church of Christ composed of a “mixed multitude” rather than people desiring to be pure from their sins. Ephesians 5:25…

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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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Proverbs 25:3, 6-7, 15 - What To Do When It's "Reigning": Commentary #172

My commentary on Proverbs, section #172: What To Do When It's "Reigning", is relevant to revisit in the current climate and is available in Commentaries.

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QA: Why is there so much hatred today?

QUESTION: Why is there so much hatred today?  August 2, 2020

ANSWER: Whatever the rationale or reason for hatred and violence, there can be no question that in the world, hatred is preached and practiced! As a reminder of the ways of the world from which a Christian is delivered, Paul wrote Titus 3:3...  hatred is one of a progression of seven attitudes that separate and divide people with …

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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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The Devil Is... - MEME Now Available

The Devil Is the:

  • "God of this age" influencing us to sin (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
  • "Power of Death" questioning our faith (Hebrews 2:14-15)
  • "Roaring Lion" devouring the faithless (1 Peter 5:8-9)

A Christian may be battered, tattered, scattered, or splattered, but whose faith has mattered! (1 John 5:4)

This mini article is available as a MEME on the Bible Basics page.

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