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Edd Sterchi's Building Up the Building

Edd Sterchi's Building Up the Building is now available in Publications from Guest Authors.

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Advice on "Advice" and Wisdom Builds Houses and Lives

My Proverbs Commentary continues this Friday focusing on wisdom from Scripture. Commentary #39: Advice on Advice, based on Proverbs 11:14, and Commentary Segment #164: Wisdom Builds Houses and Lives, taken from Proverbs 24:3-6, are both now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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Proverbs Commentary #143: Don't Miss a Word

My Proverbs Commentary continues with Segment #143: Don't Miss a Word, based on Proverbs 19:27, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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QA: How Can We Know Whom To Believe?

My QA: How Can We Know Whom to Believe? from May 16, 2021, is now available in Publications on COVID Quarantine 2020. It is also available in Questions Answered.

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Proverbs Commentary Segment #51: How to Raise "Stupid"

My Proverbs commentary continues with Segment #51: How to Raise "Stupid", taken from Proverbs 12:1, which is available now in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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Who Lights the Fires? - Mini Article Now Available

“A scoffer seeks wisdom and does not find it, But knowledge is easy to him who understands” (Proverbs 14:6). A “scoffer” claims to seek wisdom but contradicts wisdom when presented. Scoffers reject the possibility of wisdom before they open their eyes to it! Therefore, “A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, Nor will he go to the wise” (Proverbs 15:12). Scoffers are destructive …

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No "Separation of Church and State"

There is no such thing as “Separation of Church and State,” not in the U.S. Constitution, or in practice!  The U.S. Constitution never separates “church and state.”  In practice, though, the Federal Government has used “faith-based charities” for years to accomplish some of their programs.  In Tennessee, Catholic Charities administer the Federal program of immigrant resettlement.  Why can pulpits …

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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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QA: Are Homosexuals Born of God?

QUESTION: Since "everyone who loves is born of God and knows God" (1 John 4:7), then are homosexuals who love each other "born of God"? - June 2, 2019   

ANSWER: This is a very good question in view of our present society. Presenting homosexuality as an "alternate lifestyle" in schools, popularising representatives in movies, entertaining the idea on TV, or defending as "legal rights" wit…

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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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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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Sellers Crain's In Search of Modern Gnostics - Now Available

Sellers S Crain, Jr's article In Search of Modern Gnostics is now available in the dedicated page, Publications from Sellers Crain.

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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 Commentary Segment #6 Now Available: Wisdom for Those Who Listen

My commentary for Proverbs, Segment #6: God Gives Wisdom to Those Who Listen, centred on Proverbs 2:1-9, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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Proverbs 1:20-33 Commentary Segment #5 Available

My Commentary Segment #5 for Proverbs 1:20-33, Listen to Wisdom, is now available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs. The entire series can be used as a basis for individual or group Bible study.


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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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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: Are People Wrong If They Love God?

In light of the holiday season, QUESTION: Are people wrong who love God?  - February 9, 2020

ANSWER: Jesus Christ is the discerner of who does, or does not, love God. (John 5:42) Since He knows the hearts, the rest of us must be determined by the following: "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments." (1 John 5:2) "If anyone says, 'I love G…

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Fear of Salvation: Mini Article Available

People are afraid of Jesus Christ when they don’t know nor understand the truth about Him. He walked on the sea and His disciples “supposed it was a ghost, and cried out " (Mark 6:49-50). At His resurrection, the women were told: “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said” (Matthew 28:5-6). “For this is the love of G…

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