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HONOR ELDERS – 1 Timothy 5:17-25

Elders are the leaders of the local congregation of Christians under the oversight of Jesus Christ. Elders make or break a congregation. They make a congregation when they lead with vision, in love, with patience. They break a congregation when … Continue reading

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How to scatter ashes

“Scatter My Ashes …” The popularity of cremation as a means of disposing of the bodies of the deceased is rising. “The Huffington Post” reported in August of this year that more than 40% of Americans now choose to be … Continue reading

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How to Handle Relationships with non-Christians

In Acts 17:6-7, Paul and Silas are in Thessalonica and have stirred up opposition. The Jews have dragged some Christians before the secular authorities, complaining that “These men who have upset the world have come here also; and Jason has … Continue reading

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Israel sat on the banks of the Euphrates and wept

How Can We Sing the Lord’s Song? That is the question God’s people asked as they sat on the banks of the Euphrates River, having been carried into captivity by the Babylonian people. It was their sins that took them … Continue reading

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I’ll look after you

“Whatever Happens” During his courtship with a young woman named Julia Dent, Ulysses S. Grant once took her out for a buggy ride. Coming to a flooded creek spanned by a flimsy bridge, Grant assured Julia that it was safe … Continue reading

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Why I am not a Catholic

C.A.T.H.O.L.I.C 1) The first letter in our acrostic is “C” and this letter will stand for the word “church.” 2) This church has an earthly head, and it is very powerful group. i) The wealth of the Catholic Church goes … Continue reading

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Advice for preachers

Ten Commandments for Preachers – 1 Timothy 4:11-16 Paul left Timothy in Ephesus to instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines (1:3). Some of those strange doctrines are found in the first paragraph of chapter 4. In this brief … Continue reading

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Science vs. Evolution

Years ago, while a student in the graduate education program at Freed-Hardeman, I had a class in developing curriculum. To get an “A” in the class, we had to propose a major project, get it approved, and then work on … Continue reading

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Only man was created in the image of God

God placed man in a world full of splendor and stunning beauty. All around us is an endless supply of wildlife to fascinate us. He has blessed us immeasurably on this planet. Nevertheless, through carelessness and destructive pride, the earth … Continue reading

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The “Cambrian” Period of earth history

Darwin’s Doubt The “Cambrian” Period of earth history is defined as the period between 590-505 million years ago “during which sediments deposited include the first organisms with mineralized skeletons” (The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology, edited by Michael Allaby). The … Continue reading

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