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Salvation and Bible Faith: Mini Article Now Available

No one has received a revelation from God since the New Testament was finished. God’s last word to Israel was: “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments” (Malachi 4:4). 400 years of silence from God followed.  God has similar statements in the New Testament: “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all de…

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The Bible Came From God: Chart Available

Donnie Barnes' chart The Bible Came From God is now available in Bible Basics.

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The Bible As It Now Is - Sermon Slides Now Available

My sermon from Ephesians 3, The Bible As It Now Is, is now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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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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Donnie Barnes' Why I Recommend the Bible: Now Available

Donnie Barnes' chart/ MEME Why I Recommend the Bible is now available in Bible Basics. This page pulls together a lot of material that can be used for people who may be new to the Bible or basic Bible principles.

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QA: How Long Were the Days of Creation?

QUESTION: How long were the days of Creation?  - May, 2020   

Answer: That there was a "beginning" of the Creation, none seems to dispute. In human experience, we know that everything in our world must have had a beginning. And in Scripture, this is completely true (Revelation 1:8). Only God pre-dates Creation (Hebrews 1:10-12, quoting from Psalm 102:25-27). Jesus Christ believed in the …

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Verbally Inspired - Mini Article Now Available

Paul argued the “verbal inspiration” of the Bible regarding the "seed" promised to Abraham: “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, ‘And to seeds,’ as of many, but as of one, ‘And to your Seed,’ who is Christ”(Galatians 3:16). God's original promise to Abraham is recorded in Genesis 22:18: "In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed."…

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QA: How is "Our" God Different From Other World Religions?

QUESTION: When world religions are compared, how is "our God" different from any other "god"? - September, 2018

ANSWER: In "comparative religion" classes, all religions acknowledge a "god" or Supreme Being. They will NOT make a true comparison because there is no attempt to examine each religion's "sacred" books in detail. ... (1 Corinthians 8:4-6) The Bible proves that:

1. The God of the…

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QA: How Do We Know We Can Trust Scripture?

QUESTION: How do we know we can trust the Scriptures? - May, 2019

Answer: The Scrlptures, themselves, prove their truthfulness and reliability when predictions made hundreds of years before, happen as accurately as they were originally written! And, this also shows how precisely the prophecy was worded, how exactly it had been copied and preserved, and how detailed were the events described! …

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Do You Need Online Resources for Worship or Home Bible Study?

In light of continuing self isolation in some places, please review my Links page to find these and more resources to assist in worship and home Bible study:

  • Audio lessons from past, well renown preachers of the churches of Christ can be found at Sermons from Preachers of the Past
  • Bible lesson studies and more resources for home study can be found at John Hurt
  • There is a Bible based …

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Engendering God’s Wrath - Mini Article Available

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness”          (Romans 1:18). Jesus said, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female'” (Matthew 19:4). Efforts to suppress the gender truth of Creation engenders God’s wrath. Whether it is to remove gender diff…

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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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Sin's Sly Beginning: Mini Article Now Available

The Devil, as a serpent (Genesis 3:1Revelation 12:9), tempted Eve in three steps: 

1) Doubt - “Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" (Genesis 3:1); 

2) Denial - "You will not surely die” (Genesis 3:4); 

3) Distrust -"For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil" (Genesi…

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QA: What Does the Bible Say About Jesus' Birth?

QUESTION: What does the Bible say about Jesus' birth? - December, 2018

ANSWER: There is a vast difference in what the Bible actually says, and what people have added as misrepresentations and human traditions! ... 1. God's son was born to a woman who did not believe in abortion. (Luke 1:35) ... 2. When Jesus' birth was first announced to shepherds (Luke 2:13-14) ... it did not mean there woul…

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Mini Article part 3: Star Light, Star Bright

Reason for the Season PART 3: 

On December 21, the Jupiter and Saturn regular 20-year conjunction will occur to observers, this time appearing closer than usual. The closest observable conjunction before that was in medieval 1226! The miraculous “Star of Bethlehem” led wise men, but had nothing to do with a “regular conjunction,” because Matthew 2 says:

(1) it moved to guide wise me…

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The Heart of the Gospel: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

In light of the focus on the Gospels during the holiday season, my sermon slides for The Heart of the Gospel, taken from 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, are now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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Mini Article Part 2: Sequence Matters

Reason for the Season PART 2: 

"Inasmuch as many have taken in hand to set in order a narrative of those things which have been fulfilled among us" (Luke 1:1)..."it seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructe…

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Ron Thomas' Reason for the Season

In light of the holiday season, Ron Thomas' The Reason for the Season is now available in Publications from Guest Authors.

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No Bible Myths: "Reason for the Season" Mini Articles, Part 1

Reason for the Season PART 1: 

"For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty" (2 Peter 1:16).  Peter, James, and John had seen what took place on that Mount of Transfiguration that is recorded in Matthew 17:1-9Mark 9:2-9; and Luke 9:28-36.  It is important that we know: 

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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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