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Intimidation: Mini Article Now Available

 “Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:42-43). Though the miracles proved Jesus was the Christ, they were intimidated into silence. Open confession of faith is required, for Jesus said, “Therefore whoeve…

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Motherhood: With Strings Attached - Now Available

In light of Mother's Day, my slides Motherhood: With Strings Attached! is available in Sermon PowerPoints.

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QA: Where Did Mother's Day Come From?

My QA: Where did Mother's Day come from? dealt with in May, 2019, is available in Questions Answered.

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Christ and Karl Marx's Ten Planks

My article Christ and Karl Marx's Ten Planks is now available in Bible Basics  On Jesus Christ. It is also available in publications On Christian Evidences.

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Psalm 117 Commentary Available

My commentary for Psalm 117, Praise the Merciful Lord, is available in Devotions from Psalms.

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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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Why Worship God? - Sermon Slides Available

My sermon slides Why Worship God? are now available in Sermon PowerPoints.

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QA: What is a "Seder Service"?

My QA: What Is a "Seder Service"? , posted April 11, 2021, is now available in Publications On Judaism. It is also available in Publications On Roman Catholicism and in Questions Answered.

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QA: Our Whole Life Is Worship, So Why Attend Services?

QUESTION: Our Elders teach that our whole life is "worship". Why should we attend services? - November 18, 2018   

ANSWER: It seems your Elders are teaching their own interpretation of Scripture that would take away any reason at all for assemblies for worship! Let's examine God's word. 1. There is a difference between the words "worship" and "service" which they have not understood. (Ge…

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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: If I am saved by grace, what else need I do?

My QA, If I am saved by grace, what else need I do? is now available in Bible Basics. It is also available in Questions Answered for 9/15/2019.

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Mass Murder Motive - Mini Article

After sin entered the world through the free choice of Adam and Eve, their son, “Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him” (Genesis 4:8). Toward the end of the New Testament, the explanation is given: “we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother's righteous” (1…

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Hell? YES! - Sermon Outline Available

My outline Hell? YES! taken from Hebrews 10:26-31, is available in Sermon Outlines. My outlines are provided in PDF format to be accessible on smartphones and ereaders. To learn more, click here.

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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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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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Are All Saved? - Mini Article Now Available

“We trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe” (1 Timothy 4:10).  God is the “Savior of all men” but not all are saved, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).  God has made His offering for any who will accept it. “But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand …

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Why I Believe Jesus Is God: Chart Available

In light of discussions of Easter, Donnie Barnes' chart "Why I Believe Jesus Is God" is now available in Bible Basics.

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What Happened At Pentecost? - Slides Available

My sermon, What Happened At Pentecost, taken from Acts 2:1-47, is now available in Sermon PowerPoints.

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QA: Is a Politician's Church Attendance Newsworthy?

QUESTION: Is a politician's church attendance newsworthy? - March 28, 2021    

ANSWER: It should not be so! On December 8, 2020, The Washington Post ... article, "Joe Biden Goes to Church. Politics Remains Outside," written by Robin Givhan, said, "Church attendance isn't a measure of one's faith or a substitution for good deeds, but it is a way of singling religiosity." 1. ... Who separated…

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