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Why We Love Homosexuals

By L.A. Stauffer   Men of genuine faith in God and Christ are not homophobes.  They have no antipathy toward homosexuals as human beings who apart from their sinful practice have been made in God’s image.  Only folks who misunderstand and incorrectly define love would accuse Christians who despise the sin of homosexuality of hating […]

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When Someone Hurts You

There are two possible attitudes that can take root after being wronged by another.  One is bitterness.  Bitterness will agitate your soul and even contaminate your other relationships.  It is a destructive attitude and that is why Eph. 4:31 tells us to put it away.  The other attitude is understanding.  Instead of concentrating on the […]

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“Of the Making of Many Books”

As a preacher I have a natural affinity for books, and I mean the real, hold-in-your-hand kind of books.  In the preparation for Bible classes, sermons, and articles, as well as in just general Bible study, a lot of time has been spent with lexicons, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and commentaries.  I have learned so much by […]

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The Wise Men

“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?  For we saw His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.  And when Herod the king […]

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“Go Away, God!”

“Go away for now; when I have a convenient time, I will call you.”             These were the words of the Roman governor, Felix.  Paul, the apostle, spoke to him one day about the faith in Christ (Acts 24:24-25).  Paul tried to reason with him about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment.  Paul attempted to persuade […]

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Living Single

To remain unmarried and celibate as a choice is commended to those who have the gift of self-control.  Paul is definitely looking at that ability as a gift from God, whether under the “present distress” or not.  It brings to mind part of a discussion Jesus had with some Pharisees and also with the disciples […]

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I am Encouraged By…

Old folks who, because of their close association with God, can smile even in the midst of various difficulties. Parents who are trying to raise their children to be Christians first and foremost before anything else. Christians who drive great distances in order to worship God.  Their religion is certainly not one of convenience. People […]

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One Congregation – Corinth

In the mid 1st century, the city of Corinth, the capital of the Roman province of Achaia and an extremely important commercial center, had a population of over a half million people.  In a world characterized by immorality, Corinth was preeminent. “So profligate did Corinth become that the phrase, ‘to live like a Corinthian’ meant […]

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My, How Tiresome It Is!

The book of Malachi is a fascinating book for a number of different reasons.  It is the last book of the Old Testament Canon, the final word from God to His people before the fulfillment of that to which the entire Old Testament looked – the coming of the Messiah.  It also depicts the spiritual […]

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Another Fox Showed Up

Regular readers of the Northern Kentucky Searcher know that a veritable menagerie of little creatures live outside of my office window that faces the field next door.  Several years ago there was a family of five foxes living in the field that we used to own across the drainage stream.  It was enjoyable watching the […]

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When Bad Things Happen

Sometimes bad things happen – things that tear at our hearts and disrupt our lives.  I am not saying anything that every adult does not already know.  The vital issue concerning these kinds of events is not so much the event itself, but how we react to it.  We can throw up our hands in […]

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Thank You

Think of the power of gratitude.  Think of the power of thankfulness.  It is a subject about which the Bible has a lot to say.  Over and over we are exhorted to display thankfulness to God.  In Psalm 50:14 we read, “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most […]

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