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Blog posts : "ecclesiastes"

QA: Is My Dead Mother Watching My Children Grow?

QUESTION: Isn't it comforting to know my dead Mother is watching my children growing up? - October 20, 2019    

ANSWER: It is a myth to believe that a person, after death, stays in touch with life on Earth. This myth contradicts what God says in the Bible. 

1. Jesus clearly described the afterworld in Luke 16:27-31Jesus clearly indicated that: (a) The rich man knew only what spiritu…

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Proverbs Commentary Segment #194: We Didn't Start the Fire

My commentary segment #194, We Didn't Start the Fire, taken from Proverbs 29:8-10, is available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs. The page also contains a FULL COMMENTARY, completely free, for download as a PDF.

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QA: What Can Be Done About the Shooting Massacres... ?

In light of the recent shooting in Indiana, I highlight my QA: What can be done about the shooting massacres that occurred in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio? - 8/11/ 2019    

ANSWER: Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature. Meanwhile: 

1. Speedily execute those who have done the murdering. (Genesis 9:6Ecclesiastes 8:11Romans 13:4). Government that doesn't exercise…

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TBT: What About "Hate Crimes"?

For "throw back Thursday", my article What About "Hate Crimes"? is available in Bible Articles. It first appeared in the Gospel Gleaner in Q1, 2003.

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There's Rioting in Sections of London

In light of current events, my 2011 Fellowship Room submission, There's Rioting in Sections of London, is available in Bible Articles.

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Commentary segment #179: Contradiction of Fools [Proverbs 26:4-5]

My full commentary on Psalms and Proverbs is available in Commentaries as FREE downloads. This week I highlight segment #179, "The Contradiction of Fools", centred on Proverbs 26:4-5, which is available on Studies in the Book of Proverbs

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Workman’s Compensation: Mini Article Now Available

Proverbs 21:5: “The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty” Work, hard work, and plenty of it is the only way to true wealth. Solomon also said: “Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men” (Proverbs 22:29); and,

“All the labor of man is for his mouth, And yet the s…

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Love Applied: Bible Study Available

In light of Valentine's Day, my Bible Study Love Applied: Matthew 5:38 - 48 is available in my study material on the Sermon On the Mount.

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I Have a Dream! Sermon Available

My sermon slides I Have a Dream, taken from Jeremiah 23:25-32, is now available in Sermon PowerPoints

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QA: What To Do In a Change in Government?

QUESTION: What should a Christian do when there is a change in Government?

ANSWER: God's Word helps us make a proper judgment. 1. Watch what they do (Matthew 7:16-20); 2. Only the wicked use violence to gain power (Psalm 11:5; Proverbs 21:7; Psalm 27:12-13; Psalm 55:9); 3. Judge their Judgment (Proverbs 17:13; Proverbs 17:15; Proverbs 24:24-25); 4. Always remember ... Read more of this and othe…

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The Bible IS a Christian Evidence Textbook, #2

My article, The Bible IS a "Christian Evidence" Textbook, #2, is now available on Bible Content's Bible Basics page. It is also available in Publications On Christian Evidences.

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Studies in Psalms - 61 Available

In light of the holiday focus on Jesus' life, my commentary on Psalms 61 is available in Devotions from Psalms. This series and my Studies in the Book of Proverbs are good material for personal or class based Bible study in Psalms and Proverbs.

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The Importance of Reverence

In light of the holiday season, it's important to remember what Reverence is. My Sermon on Reverence, taken from Malachi 1, is available in Sermon Powerpoints.

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QA: Why Does It Seem the Wicked Are in Charge?

QUESTION: Why does it seem the wicked are in charge?  - July, 2020

ANSWER: This is a problem discussed  already iPsalm 58. Verses 1-5 show how thoroughly wicked some may become; verses 6-9 ask God to dismantle the strengths of the wicked; and Verses 10-11 mention how satisfied the righteous are when that is done. ... Read More of this and other QAs on the Questions Answered page.

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Proverbs Commentary Segment #148 - Don't Break Out In a Rash!

In light of new year resolutions coming up, my Commentary Studies in the Book of Proverbs continues with segment #148 on Proverbs 20:25 - Don't Break Out In a Rash!

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QA: Does Alcohol Have Any Good Use?

QUESTION: Does alcohol have any good use? - October, 2020

ANSWER: There are three uses of alcohol, each as a medicine, that is, to be used with a very low dose, only for pain relief, out of necessity, briefly at best. They are: 1) To relieve recurring weakening digestive problems  (1 Timothy 5:23; 1 Timothy 3:3Titus 1:7) ... Read More of this and other QA on my Questions Answered page.

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Walking in Joy

My sermon/ Bible study outline for Walking in Joy based on John 16:16-24 is now available in Sermon Outlines as a PDF.

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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 15:27 - Bribery Will Get You Nowhere - Good! Commentary #101

In light of the recent election results, my Commentary segment #101 on Proverbs 15:27, Bribery Will Get You Nowhere - Good!, is available in my Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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QA: How Safe Are We in Worship?

QUESTION: How safe are we in worship? - January 5, 2020

ANSWER: On December 29, 2019, [a church of Christ in Texas was targeted in a mass shooting]. ... 1. The state of Texas had made it legal to carry guns in church worship. ... 2. While police seek a motive for the criminal's action, God has given one for the very first murder in history, and every one since: evil works (1 John 3:11-1…

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