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Challenges (13-Jul-18)
by Gary Montgomery
Throughout our lives, we have all confronted challenges and difficulties—from learning to walk as toddlers and learning to read as children to becoming adults and facing all the ...
The Fifth Teacher (Part Three) (29-Jun-18)
by David C. Grabbe
As explained in Part One and Part Two, even though the Corinthian congregation had four exceptional teachers—including Jesus Christ Himself—their manifest carnality demonstrated that they were paying more heed to a fifth teacher ...
The Fifth Teacher (Part Two) (22-Jun-18)
by David C. Grabbe
Part One showed that Jesus Christ’s iron-clad rule for recognizing false prophets and teachers was to evaluate their fruit (Matthew 7:15-20)—what is produced not only in their lives but especially by their messages. ...
The Fifth Teacher (Part One) (15-Jun-18)
by David C. Grabbe
Near the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warns about false prophets, who appear one way yet conceal something spiritually deadly (Matthew 7:15-20). Despite not providing many specifics ...
'Let Brotherly Love Continue' (08-Jun-18)
by John Reiss
The author of Hebrews writes in Hebrews 13:1, “Let brotherly love continue." Brotherly love should be a significant part of a Christian’s life, and the Bible instructs us how we can show this love for one another.
Invisible Algorithms (01-Jun-18)
by Steven Skidmore
In 2011, Eli Pariser, CEO of viral content website Upworthy, gave a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talk discussing what he called “filter bubbles” and their impact ...
A Virtuous Woman (25-May-18)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Ruth the Moabitess had done everything her mother-in-law, Naomi, had instructed her to do. Waiting until Boaz had eaten and drunk enough to feel relaxed and sleepy, she had noted precisely ...
God's Entourage (18-May-18)
by Ronny H. Graham
Have we ever wanted to be a part of an entourage? According to the Random House Dictionary, an entourage is “a group of attendants or associates, as of a person of rank or importance. ...
The Endurance of the Firstfruits (Part Three) (11-May-18)
by David C. Grabbe
“Hardness of heart” is used several ways in Scripture, but a person can develop this sinful attitude toward both God and man. ...
The Endurance of the Firstfruits (Part Two) (04-May-18)
by David C. Grabbe
Even though in general God’s harvest of His sons and daughters in the resurrection will be a success, we should consider that, individually, it may not be. We do not care to think about it, but we can ...
The Endurance of the Firstfruits (Part One) (27-Apr-18)
by David C. Grabbe
The day of Pentecost, also known as the Feast of the Firstfruits and the Feast of Weeks, is unique among the annual holy days because God requires us to count to determine when it falls each year: ...
From Dust to Dust (20-Apr-18)
by John Reiss
A friend of mine lost her father about a year ago. She loved him very much, and his sudden death distressed her. Mary (not her real name) is pretty religious, ...
The Anointed Cloth and Healing (13-Apr-18)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Despite the many millions who profess to be Christians in this world, throughout most of its existence, the church of God has been small and scattered. Jesus calls His disciples a “little flock” ...
Baptism and the Last Day of Unleavened Bread (05-Apr-18)
by Ronny H. Graham
Before Jesus Christ’s ministry began, John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness about repentance from sin and baptism. In Matthew 3:11, he speaks of three different types of baptism: ...
Keeping Godly Traditions (Part Two) (28-Mar-18)
by Mark Schindler
In Part One, we saw that godly tradition is an essential facet of life for a Christian. While Jesus rebuked the Pharisees in Matthew 15 and Mark 7 for exalting their manmade traditions over God’s commandments, ...
Keeping Godly Traditions (Part One) (23-Mar-18)
by Mark Schindler
As the play Fiddler on the Roof opens, the audience sees a solitary figure, barely visible in the shadows of dawn, sitting and playing his violin on a steep roof overlooking a pre-1917 Russian village. ...
Are You Zealous? (Part Five) (16-Mar-18)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
As Part Four demonstrates, the apostle Paul was so grateful for God’s calling—despite his having persecuted the newly formed church—that he spent his life zealously serving God by preaching ...
Are You Zealous? (Part Four) (09-Mar-18)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
At the end of last week’s essay, we considered the zeal of Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry, showing that His enthusiasm for God and His way of life fueled all of His efforts. ...
Are You Zealous? (Part Three) (02-Mar-18)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
As we have seen in Parts One and Two, Christian zeal is an interest, an earnest desire, and a pursuit of all that pertains to God, His way, and His Kingdom. ...
Are You Zealous? (Part Two) (23-Feb-18)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
In Jesus Christ’s letter to the congregation at Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22), He pulls no punches in His evaluation of their works, essentially saying that they sickened Him with their lukewarm attitude ...




 

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