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Why Public Schools Disallow the Bible - North Korea vs. U.S. Public Schools
The Supreme Court has ruled the firing of a Creationist Science teacher was justified. Meanwhile, the distribution of the U.S. Constitution and Christian witnessing on University campuses are not quite meeting the stringent guidelines for “free speech” (whatever that is). Kevin Swanson (click here to read more)
The Vine and the Branches
You’re a Christian . . . you’re pretty sure you’re saved . . . your sins are forgiven. Now what? How are you supposed to live as a Christian? What does Jesus mean when He says, “Abide in me”? (click here to read more)
When God Says, "Let Go!" Part 2
Our earthly lives revolve around the people we love and the things we enjoy: spouses, children, friends, home, work, treasured possessions . . . even our hopes and dreams. These people, places, and things form the piers and beams of our daily existence, creating structure, comfort, and security. Remove (click here to read more)
It Can Be Dangerous To Sail Off Without Jesus Christ
This incident where 5,000 men are fed is called a miracle. Many years ago at a young folks Bible Class we agreed that “A miracle is God at work”. Is that not such an easy description of what happened in Matthew Chapter 14? We do not know how many women (continue reading article)
Additional Articles MENO* - 2014-04-20
kâphar - 2014-10-18
The Peshitta - 2014-04-18
Is Gad Jacob's son, a troop, fortune or a pagan deity? - 2007-03-08
Gentle Persuasion - 'Christ in You...'
Bible and Quote - October 6-10, 2014 - Bible verse and quote
Proverbs 13:13 - The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
Words to Ponder
To have faith is to rely upon Christ, the Person, with the whole heart. It is not the understanding of the mind, not the theological opinion, not creed, not organization, not ritual. It is the koinonia of the whole personality with God and Christ, ... This experience of communion with Christ is itself the continual attitude of dependence on the Saviour which we call faith. - Kokichi Kurosaki, One Body in Christ
It is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me; is it my will? Am I willing to let God do in me all that has been made possible by the Atonement? Am I willing to let Jesus be made sanctification to me, and to let the life of Jesus be manifested in my mortal flesh? Beware of saying - Oh, I am longing (click here to read more)
"Why sit we here until we die?" - 2 Kings 7:3 Dear reader, this little book was mainly intended for the edification of believers, but if you are yet unsaved, our heart yearns over you: and we would fain say a word which may be blessed to you. Open your Bible, and read the story of the lepers, and mark their (click here to read more)
I delight in the law of God after the inward man. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. I have esteemed the words of his mouth (click here to read more)
"He shall save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:21 LORD, save me from my sins. By the name of Jesus I am encouraged thus to pray. Save me from my past sins, that the habit of them may not hold me captive. [Save me from the sin which doth so easily beset me, that I may not become a reproach to Thy Holy Name. Save me from an undue familiarity (click here to read more)
When God calls Abraham out of his homeland, he promises him land, offspring, and a blessing. Abraham arrives at Bethel in the heart of his new homeland, he responds to these promises by erecting two very different structuresa tent and an altar. The tent is a symbol of transience. You don't really build a tent. When you reach your evening's (click here to read more)
Remember Pong? Hmmm. C'mon now, the goofy video game that basically played ping pong with a light square and two little flat light lines? It was produced by a company called Atari. It was the beginning of the video game craze and almost the end. When the video game market collapsed in 1983 Warner Communications (click here to read more)
What other world religion has at its heart such a glorious fact as our Lord's resurrection? Christianity is the only faith whose Founder died upon a cross, was buried for three days, and then returned from the dead. There are voices in today's church trying to persuade us that the resurrection of Christ never took (click here to read more)
Lead - While the translation here says "lead", this word is used because the direct object is "blind". This translation fits our picture of leading the blind. But the Hebrew root is halak, the word for "walk". So the sense of this verse is really, "I will make walk the blind". We encounter the same thought (click here to read more)
I reject the human insistence among us that Christ may sustain a divided relationship toward us in this life. I am aware that this is now so commonly preached that to oppose it or object to it means that you are sticking your neck out and you had best be prepared for what comes. But, I am forced to ask: how can we insist and teach that our Lord Jesus (click here to read more)
Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel. - Psalms 73:24This supposes a knowledge of the Lord as infinitely gracious; inflexibly just; inconceivably wise; and immutably faithful: except we know Him we cannot trust Him.
But here is an entire surrender to Him, to be led where He pleases; as He chooses; and by whom He will. This surrender is becoming, (click here to read more)
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Monday, October 20th, 2014
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
20 most recent topics for discussion:
Birth of Stuart Hamblen, country songwriter who flourished during the 1950s. His best-remembered Christian songs include "Known Only to Him," "Beyond the Sunset," and "It Is No Secret."
Isaiah 7-8; Psalm 110; Revelation 20:
When Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, was king of Judah, King Rezin of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel marched up to fight against Jerusalem, but they could not overpower it.Now the house of David was told, “Aram has allied itself withEphraim”; so the hearts of Ahaz and his people were shaken, as the trees of the forest are shaken by the wind.Then the said to Isaiah, “Go out, you and your son Shear-Jashub,to meet