All the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes

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Let’s consider a verse that is often used to justify dictatorial over-lording in Christian fellowships. The reasoning goes something like this: when there were no humans to control them, these people did whatever was right in their own eyes, so you need to submit to those humans that are over you in the Lord or else you will fall into the same sins. This gives them an excuse to order your lives. It ignores your salvation, it ignores the Holy Spirit, Continue reading All the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes

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Halley’s Bible Handbook by Henry H. Halley

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Please consider adding this highly recommended book to your library. This is the closest thing I have ever seen to a behind-the-scenes edition of the Bible. It is a great place to start understanding the Bible. Halley’s Bible Handbook was born out of Henry H. Halley’s conviction that everyone ought to read the Bible daily. From its first edition, a small give-away booklet of 16 pages, it has grown into a 864-page “almanac” of biblical information, used regularly by hundreds Continue reading Halley’s Bible Handbook by Henry H. Halley

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Christian vs. the bunker mentality

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God never intended for Christians to become weird introspective hermits living in ghostly religious bunkers separated from the world. If this is where you have ended up, please prayerfully consider the following… Adam’s disobedience brings curse on the entire world (Genesis 3) Mankind’s disobedience brings curse on the entire world (Genesis 6) Abraham’s obedience brings promise of blessing to the entire world (Genesis 12; Romans 4) The Jews to be an example to the entire world (Isaiah 43) Jesus Christ died Continue reading Christian vs. the bunker mentality

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Luke 15 – The Divine Seeker

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Have you ever wondered if you’ve gotten so far away from God that he doesn’t notice you anymore? Or maybe you feel like God notices you, but he’s either angry with you for what you’ve done or doesn’t think you’re worth his time. In this message from Luke 15, Claude Hickman walks through three stories Jesus tells that all make one point.

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Give us Barabbas

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The man named Barabbas was no accidental coincidence, his name was {Βαραββᾶς, Βαραββα, ὁ (from בַּר son, and אַבָּא father, hence, son of a father} which includes all of us. Every human son/daughter of a father was set free of the curse of sin by the death/burial/resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the ultimate Son of the ultimate Father. The murderous terrorist, who deserved to die, went free and the harmless, undefiled, free-from-sin, lamb of God was sacrificed in his place. Please read Continue reading Give us Barabbas

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What, me worry?

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Worry is common. Worry is everywhere. Even the disciples, who walked with Jesus Christ, the creator of Heaven and Earth, the Son of God, and the King of the Jews, suffered worry. Even the disciples, who saw Jesus give sight to the blind, made the lame to walk, cleansed the lepers, and caused the deaf to hear, suffered worry. Even the disciples, who heard Jesus proclaim the good news to the poor, suffered worry. Even the disciples, who were with Jesus when he Continue reading What, me worry?

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The gospel of rest

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There are many false prophets in the world (1 John 4:1) distorting the Good News about Christ (Galatians 1:7). How can we distinguish between truth and error? Jesus Christ is the answer!!!! He provides rest for the weary. He provides heavenly food for the hungry spirit. He provides living water for the thirsty soul. He is a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, a friend to the lonely, and freedom for prisoners.

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Prayer three twenty

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My life is busy. So is yours. Sometimes, we get too busy to pray. Set a prayer alarm for 3:20pm. Then take a moment of your day to go to the Lord in prayer. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us (Ephesians 3:20)

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A form of godliness

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Jesus warned against hypocritical groups that set their own rules and regulations above the commandments of God and set their own rulers above the Holy Spirit in the lives of their congregation… Jesus told them, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites in Scripture: ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is pointless, because their teachings are rules made by humans.’ “You abandon the commandments of God to follow Continue reading A form of godliness

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What about divorce?

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Divorce is serious. It permanently severs the most intimate marriage relationship. It almost always causes emotional, financial, and practical hardships for children and families. What does the Bible say about divorce? What does God think about divorce? As with many things, it’s a good idea to go to the Old Testament Ten Commandment Law to see what God thinks about something.

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