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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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REVISED Outline of Hosea: Available

My REVISED outline of the book of Hosea is now available in Bible Books Defined.

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QA: Do You Think Church Is Important?

My QA: Do you think Church is Important? from January 23, 2022, is now available in Questions Answered.

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Ought We To Be: Slides Now Available

My sermon from December 12, 2021, Ought We To Be from 2 Peter 3:9-11, is now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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Words of Wisdom Radio: February 7 - 11, 2022

My Words of Wisdom Audios are 1-minute radio studies from the Bible for our current times. They are broadcast on www.wecoradio.com / FM 101.3 after the noon news; and they are also available in Words of Wisdom Radio, with transcripts available at Words of Wisdom Radio Transcripts. This week's featured are:

    - 2/7    The Savior’s Start
    - 2/8    The Savior’s Exception …

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God's Plan of Salvation

In the Garden of Eden, God commanded Adam not to partake of forbidden fruit, because “in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Genesis 2:17). It was “the serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan” (Revelation 12:9) who contradicted God when he said, “You will not surely die” (Genesis 3:4). On the Pentecost after Jesus’ resurrection, God’s Apostles commanded: "Repent, and l…

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Words of Wisdom Radio: October 18 - 22, 2021

My Words of Wisdom Radio is available in transcript and audio form for October 18 - 22, 2021 in Words of Wisdom Radio and Words of Wisdom Transcripts:

- 10/18 -  Insane Opposition 
- 10/19 - It Is God’s Word
- 10/20 - What Money Can’t Buy 
- 10/21 -  Trembling At God’s Word  
- 10/22 - The Final Say 

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Joe Chesser's The Most Oft Repeated Command

Joe Chesser's article The Most Oft Repeated Command is now available in Publications from Guest Authors.

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Psalm 143: What If the Spirit Is Not Willing?

My Commentary on Psalm 143, What If the Spirit is Not Willing, is now available in Devotions from Psalms.

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Salvation and Prayer: Words of Wisdom Mini Article Available

In the New Testament, there is no record of a sinner being saved by prayer alone.  When the church of Christ began, sinful Jews asked, “what shall we do?”  Peter told them to, “Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins” (Acts 2:38). The first Gentile sinner, Cornelius, was praying, but was told to send for Peter to tell him saving w…

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Reeling from Stealing: Mini Article

Jesus said: "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19). “Treasures” have earthly value, and God approves respect for personal ownership. Everyone who breaks in and steals is a thief who is violating God’s Law. The Gospel of Christ teaches:  “Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working…

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QA: I've Already Been Baptized in Water

QUESTION: I've already been baptized in water. Do I need to be re-baptized? - July 15, 2018   

ANSWER: The first time the Gospel of Christ was preached in its entirety was the day of Pentecost after Jesus' resurrection and ascension back into Heaven. Then people were told to, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized int he name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall r…

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QA: Aren't All Believers In Christ "Christians"?

My QA: Aren't All Believers in Christ "Christians"? from July 29, 2018, is now available in Bible Basics. It is also available in Questions Answered.

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QA: Do Devout Friends Have to be Baptized?

My QA: Do devout friends have to be baptized and go to the same church to be saved with me? from September 1, 2019, is now available in Questions Answered.

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Forgiveness and Faith

Jesus Christ said: "’Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, 'I repent,' you shall forgive him.’ And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith" (Luke 17:3-5).

(1) Who are you to judge another person’s heart? Legislation d…

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Psalm 74: Correct Corruption: Follow God's Word

My commentary on Psalm 74, Correct Corruption: Follow God's Word, is now available in Devotions from Psalms. The entire Commentary on Psalms is COMPLETELY FREE TO DOWNLOAD from this page.

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QA: Why Should I Be Baptized Again? I've Confessed

QUESTION: Why should I be baptized again? I've already been baptized in water. - 8/30/2020

ANSWER: The gospel was first preached on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:38, 41), demonstrating that repentance by itself did not save them. When Philip joined the eunuch's chariot and preached Jesus, confession by itself did not save him (Acts 8:37-38). The Holy Spirit taught the meaning of baptism through …

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QA: If God Loves Everyone, Why Bother Me?

My QA for If God Loves Everyone, Why Bother Me? is now available in Bible Basics. It is also available in Questions Answered, from July 7, 2019.

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QA: Are We Saved Like the Thief on the Cross

QUESTION: Are we saved like the thief on the cross?  - 3/1/2020

ANSWER: Read Galatians 6:14-15. The Holy Spirit-inspired Apostle Paul wrote this summary of why the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a most important, pivotal moment in human history.

1. No person has any reason to “boast” (brag), for nothing we do has earned our salvation. (Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 3:21) ... Read More of thi…

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No Total Depravity: Audio and Transcript Available

My audio file on No Total Depravity is now featured on my Bible Content On Jesus Christ. The transcript for the August 25, 2015 radio minute is also available in Words of Wisdom Transcripts.

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