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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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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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Brett Petrillo's Pre-Enraged Available Now

Brett Petrillo's article Pre-Enraged, referencing Ephesians 4:29-32, is now available in Publications on Guest Authors.

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Commentary #125: Evil? Many Happy Returns

My commentary segment #125 for Proverbs 17:13: Many Happy Returns, is available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs.

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How Can We Avoid Paranoia When They Really Are Out to Get Us?

I Don't Care About "Politically Correct"

QA: Why Does It Seem Society Is Out of Control?

QUESTION: Why does it seem that society is out of control? - 6/30/2019   

ANSWER: Because the media focuses almost entirely on the lawless, or those who are out of control!

1. The "lawless" are in charge because the "lawful" have not insisted otherwise! (1 Timothy 1:5-11The people who want to live in violation of any restriction from God's control are allowed to direct: government lea…

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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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Salvation and Worship: Mini Article

“So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read” (Luke 4:16).  Jesus began His public preaching in a Jewish synagogue. A “synagogue” was a local Jewish worship place.  “Custom” is what He was brought up doing:  going to “church!”  People who obey the Gospel will worship with the saved. The people…

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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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Why Do Murders Like This Happen?

QUESTION: There was a murderer who claimed to hear God. Why do things like this happen?  

ANSWER: Tragic ignorance of God's Word in the Holy Bible. 1. In the Bible, God condemns murder He told Israelites, "You shall not murder." (Deuteronomy 5:17; see also Romans 1:28-29God never contradicts Himself. (Luke 11:18). 2. God never speaks to anyone a directly nymore (Hebrews 1:1-2) ... Rea…

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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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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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QA: What Does the Bible Say About "Easter Holy Week"?

QUESTION: What does the Bible say about "Easter Holy Week"?

ANSWER: Christians celebrated NO 'holy week' in the New Testament. Christians do NOT re-enact the last week of Jesus' life before the cross.

1. Jesus prophesied the events of His last week (Matthew 20:17-19). The Apostles and Christians "daily in the temple... did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus the Christ" (Acts 5:42), and w…

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Why Did Jesus Come? Sermon Chart Available

In light of discussions on Easter, my chart Why Did Jesus Come? is available in Sermon Charts. It is also available in Publications On Jesus Christ.

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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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Raymond Kelcy's What Can Christians Do In a Hostile Society?

Raymond C Kelcy's article What Can Christians Do When Society Seems to be Hostile to Them? is now available in Publications From Guest Authors. It was printed in January, 2021.

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