Monthly Archives: January 2012

We must learn how to be saved by only using the Bible

WE LIVE IN A TIME WHEN BIBLE READING IN AMERICA IS EITHER A LOW PRIORITY IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE, OR IT SIMPLY NOT DONE. 1) The words in this hymn – page 120 in our books – are very … Continue reading

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We can only be saved by obeying God

TODAY’S MATERIAL COMES FROM THE BOOK OF FIRST KINGS, A BOOK ABOUT SOLOMON. a) 1 Kgs. 2:3 tells us David told Solomon to keep God’s laws so things would go well. b) In 1 Kgs. 3 we read about Solomon’s … Continue reading

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Living the new life in Christ

“Gossip” is “trifling talk, esp. about other persons; an idle talker; discuss other persons’ affairs.” We often talk about people behind their backs. It would be nearly impossible not to. Often times talking about others is done out of a … Continue reading

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Saved people are to be like salt

How does salt preserve food? It does so by taking water out of the food. Without the water in the food, bacteria cannot thrive. If bacteria cannot thrive, food cannot deteriate. The preserving effects of salt made it a hot … Continue reading

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Living the Christian life when circumstances are difficult

…and times are good, most of us can accept God’s Will. But what happens when things are not going so well? What is our attitude toward God’s Will then? Does our attitude change toward the Lord’s church and spiritual things … Continue reading

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Traveling through life relying on *suppositions*

I was traveling from my home in northern Indiana to southern Ohio to visit my brother who had recently been released from the hospital. The weather was nasty with an amalgamation of rain, snow and fog. The journey usually takes … Continue reading

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Will God tolerate sin?

For some reason, many think God should be infinitely patient, and infinitely tolerant of their sinful life style. How can I make such a judgment? “By their fruits you shall know them” (Matthew 7:20). By the same mode of judgment, … Continue reading

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The steps to becoming a Christian

The plan of salvation and the Christian life “HEARING.” a) In the first gospel sermon described in Acts 2, we find the word “hear” being used multiple times. b) Acts 2:8, 11 says people from various areas were “hearing” the … Continue reading

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We can only be saved by going through Jesus

1) Mt. 7:13 2) Jesus used a preposition that often has the sense of “through.” 3) In life the word “through” is an important and even an essential word that affects us in many ways. 4) Hundreds and hundreds of … Continue reading

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Jesus is coming again to judge the world

We know that Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God, came to this earth. He preached for 3 1/2 years. He was crucified for His preaching. He was buried in a borrowed tomb. And, three days later He rose from … Continue reading

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