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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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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: 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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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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Psalm 13: King David's impatience, Importance, and Impression

My commentary for Psalm 13: King David's Impatience, Importance, and Impression, is now available in Commentaries> Devotions from Psalms. The COMPLETE Commentary for Psalms is also downloadable FOR FREE from this page.

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Commentary Segment #161: The Sin of Revisionist History

As part of my Commentary series, Proverbs Segment #161: The Sin of Revisionist History, taken from Proverbs 22:28, is available in Studies in the Book of Proverbs. The Complete Proverbs Commentary is COMPLETELY FREE and downloadable as a PDF here as well.

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QA: Why Is Our Government Called "Godless"?

QUESTION: Why is our government called "godless"? - 3/7/2021

ANSWER: Maybe this incident will illustrate: In a Congressional debate on gender, Representative Greg Steube stated, "... We are seeing the consequences of rejecting God here in our country today." Democrat Representative Gerald Nadler replied, "What any religious tradition describes as 'God's will' is no concern of this Congress."…

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Psalms 40: God's Plan of Salvation: Commentary Available

In light of the thoughts on Easter, my Commentary for Psalms 40, God's Plan of Salvation, is now available in Devotions from Psalms. My complete Commentary on Psalms is COMPLETELY FREE to download here as well.

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QA: Is it wrong to be afraid? - 3/14/2021

QUESTION: Is it wrong to be afraid? - 3/14/2021  

ANSWER: The wisdom of Proverbs cannot be surpassed: Proverbs 10:24-25; Proverbs 28:1; Proverbs 29:25. Wicked people have more reason to live in fear because they do not honor God's wisdom in their lives; they naturally assume others also live as they do. Therefore they cannot assume anyone else lives honourably. A guilty conscience makes one…

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Commentary for Psalm 11: Stand Your Ground

My commentary on Psalms 11, Stand Your Ground, is now available in Devotions from Psalms. Each psalm's commentary can be downloaded FOR FREE; alternately, there is a consolidated COMPLETE COMMENTARY on Psalms to download FOR FREE.

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Complete Commentary on Psalms

The newly compiled complete commentary, Devotions from Psalms, is now available in Commentaries> Devotions from Psalms. It is available in PDF form and can be downloaded and used in Bible study or classes completely free of charge.

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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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QA: What Makes the church of Christ Better Than Other Churches?

QUESTION: What makes you think the church of Christ is better than any other church? - February, 2019

Answer: The church of Christ is made up only of people who have accepted, and been saved by, what Jesus taught, not what humans have said about it! 1) The church of Christ was begun on the first Pentecost after Jesus' resurrection, described in Acts 2. The 12 Apostles were baptised in the…

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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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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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Donnie Barnes' Why I Recommend the Bible: Now Available

Donnie Barnes' chart/ MEME Why I Recommend the Bible is now available in Bible Basics. This page pulls together a lot of material that can be used for people who may be new to the Bible or basic Bible principles.

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QA: How Long Were the Days of Creation?

QUESTION: How long were the days of Creation?  - May, 2020   

Answer: That there was a "beginning" of the Creation, none seems to dispute. In human experience, we know that everything in our world must have had a beginning. And in Scripture, this is completely true (Revelation 1:8). Only God pre-dates Creation (Hebrews 1:10-12, quoting from Psalm 102:25-27). Jesus Christ believed in the …

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