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Proverbs Commentary #56: Don't Buy the Farm... Yet!

My Proverbs commentary continues with Segment #56: Don't Buy the Farm -- Yet! taken from Proverbs 12:11; Proverbs 28:19; Proverbs 13:23; Proverbs 27:18; and Proverbs 27:23. It is available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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QA: Whose Prayers Does God Hear?

My QA: Whose prayers does God hear? from March 10, 2019, is now available in Questions Answered.

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Commentary Segment #40: Are You Sure Or "Surety"?

My Proverbs Commentary continues with Segment #40: Are You Sure, or "Surety"?, taken from Proverbs 11:15, which is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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See For Yourself: Mini Article Available

To the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus proved He was The Prophet, because, as she said, “He told me all that I ever did” (John 4:39). When she told her neighbors, “they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. And many more believed because of His own word” (John 4:40-41). (1) The true Prophet of God didn’t ask a stranger any details about her life before He told her …

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Commentary Segment #29: Are We Having Fun Yet?

My Proverbs Commentary Segment #29: Are We Having Fun Yet? based on Proverbs 10:23, is now available in Studies In the Book of Proverbs.

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Proverbs Commentary #126: More Money Than Brains

My Proverbs Commentary Segment #126: More Money Than Brains, taken from Proverbs 17:16, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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Proverbs Commentary #26: Rich Or Poor?

My Proverbs Commentary continues with Segment #26: Rich or Poor? taken from Proverbs 10:13-15. It is now available in Studies in the book of Proverbs.

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Commentary Segment #131: Marx for Generation Drop-Outs

My Proverbs Commentary Segment #131: Marx for Generation Drop-Outs, taken from Proverbs 18:1-2, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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Proverbs Commentary #38: Table the Tabloid Talk

My Proverbs Commentary Segment #38: Table the Tabloid Talk, taken from Proverbs 11:12-13, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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8 Reasons to Listen to Reason: Part 1

My commentary on Proverbs segment #21, 8 Reasons to Listen to Reason, 1 - 3, taken from Proverbs 8:1-11, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs

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A Word to the Wise: Proverbs 4

My sermon A Word to the Wise, taken from Proverbs 4:5-9, is now available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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QA: Who Are Our Enemies?

QUESTION: Who are our enemies? - April 18, 2021

ANSWER: An enemy is everyone who opposes those who trust in God and do things described in Psalm 56:5-6:

1. They twist my words - by changing the meaning of the words after they are used, lawyers can make an innocent conversation sound evil. Politicians & some preachers can make good words become wrong (Jude 4; 2 Peter 3:16)

2. All their tho…

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The Poverty of Riches

“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition”              (1 Timothy 6:9). When “the desire to be rich” is all-consuming, nothing good results because:

(1) Wealth before God is nothing. “There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, …

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I Am Offended That You Are Offended - Josh Blackmer

Josh Blackmer's article, I Am Offended That You Are Offended, is now available in Publications from Guest Authors.

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Right Judgments: Mini Article Now Available

“Discrimination” is the quality or power of finely distinguishing,” or making judgments. Making moral judgments based upon what God says is exactly what God wants us to do. Solomon asked God to, “Give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?" (1 Kings 3:9). Making “judgments”…

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Proverbs Commentary Segment #139: To Tell the Truth About Lies

My Proverbs Commentary Segment #139, To Tell the Truth About Lies: Proverbs 19:9, is available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs. The entire Proverbs Commentary is available FOR FREE TO DOWNLOAD from this page.

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Process of Faith - Article Available

To continue to aid Bible study, my article Process of Faith is now available in Bible Basics. It is also available in Bible Articles, since it first appeared in the Gospel Gleaner for March, 2013.

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Proverbs 14:8 - Who's Fooling Whom? Commentary #80

My commentary segment #80 on Proverbs 14:8: Who's Fooling Whom? is now available in my Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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Proverbs 14:35 - Who Is Responsible for Good Government: Commentary #90

My commentary on Proverbs is available in more than 200 segments or individual Bible study guides. #90 - Who Is Responsible for Good Government? highlights Proverbs 14:35.

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Proverbs 19:10 - Robbing Hoods and Zero Sum Philosophy: Commentary #140

My commentary #140 on Proverbs 19:10Robbing Hoods and Zero Sum Philosophy, is available in Studies in the book of Proverbs in Commentaries.

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