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A Hard Heart

We wonder and are frustrated by our neighbors’ general disinterest in spiritual things.  Ask any worker in the kingdom.  It is getting almost impossible to find someone eager to study God’s Word.  Not many can be cajoled or shamed into an investigation of the Scriptures.  What is the basic reason?  Since there must first be […]

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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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The Language of Ashdod – Modern Application

According to what I have read, the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry not too long ago was the religious genre.  Of that particular field, the fastest growing sub-category was “Christian fiction” (and I use that term very, very loosely).  So-called “Christian” bookstores have spring up, even as conventional bookstores are closing, and doing […]

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Think

Several years ago I had the opportunity to engage in an exchange of correspondence with a young Mormon “elder” (and I use that term most accommodatingly!).  The young fellow even took the Bible correspondence course offered by the congregation I was working with at the time.  Afterward he sent me a letter encouraging me to […]

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