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Mother's Day 2017

There is a square on my calendar in the office that reads May 14... "Mother's Day." Mother's Day is a special time for all of us even though it is not commanded in the Word of God. Never-the-less, the day itself causes us to not only reflect upon God's instructions regarding mothers but also the years that have gone by in our lives with our mothers. I remember the times when mom would have a good snack (cookies or a milkshake)waiting for me when I got home from school. I can also remember times when I would get hurt and run to mom for comfort. I remember walking to church on Sundays with Mom. Once I found a quarter on the way and showed it to her thinking I was rich. What ever your memories are of your mom I think that most of us can say that they are...
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Heaven

The apostle John was told to write, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them" (Revelation 14:13). The Word of God has much to say about a heavenly rest and those who will be there. What will heaven be like (God's draw; cf. John 6:44-45)? Heaven will be a place of rest (Il Thess. 1:7; Hebrews 3-4; Revelation 14:13), comfort (l Thess. 4:13-18; I l Thess. 2:16), rejoicing (l Thess. 5:16), and peace (l Thess. 5:23). There will be no death, sorrow, heart aches, disease, sickness, pain, tears, hunger or thirst in heaven (Revelation 21:3-4). The heavenly city (New Jerusalem) will be a place of total perfection as is represented by the term "foursquare" (Revelation 21:1-2, 16). The word "foursquare" (tetragonos) = "a square with four equal angles; metaph. Square,...
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The consequences of preaching truth in Love

Synopsis of Il Corinthians 2 I l Corinthians 7:7 reveals the fact that Titus had given Paul good news regarding the spiritual state of the Corinthian brethren. Titus also gave Paul the bad news. There were brethren who were charging Paul with inconsistency (fickleness) (1:17) and self-approval (commendation) (3:1). Due to this information, Paul writes the first epistle (inferential subject of 2:1-4). The first two chapters of I l Corinthians serves to give the Corinthian brethren Paul's mode, method, purpose, and expected product of the first epistle written to them in AD 57. When one examines I l Corinthians chapters one and two a true understanding of what "preaching truth in love" is all about (Eph. 6:15). Paul's MODE behind the writing of I Corinthians: The mode of I Corinthians was love. Paul said, "for out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not...
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Are You Really Interested?

Through the years of coaching my kids in Little League Baseball, I have seen many kids who just seemed to thrive on the game and others who seem to care less if they are even on the field. Some kids play in the dirt or pick flowers during the game. Some kids even request to be placed on the bench. It becomes apparent that they are not there due to any self-interest but because their parents want them to be. Many Christians are like the kid who desires to be on the bench; they are, to one extent or another, forced to be at services yet they have no real interest in the things of God. Beloved reader, please know that heaven will be a place for those who truly desire the things of God. The parable of the Sower Jesus told the parable of the sower to make a...
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Superiority of the Law of Christ

Synopsis of Il Corinthians chapter 3 The function of Il Corinthians 3 is to reveal the superiority of the Law of Christ over the Law of Moses. One must ask why Paul inserted this chapter in his epistle to the Corinthians. The answer is obvious, false teachers had trekked over land and sea and spread like a disease throughout the church. They began in Judea (Acts 15:24) and moved north toward Antioch of Pisidia (Acts 15: l, 30) and continued west and northwest to Galatia and beyond (Acts 16:4). Law of death and condemnation Paul refers to the Mosaic Law as the "letter that kills" (3:6), "ministration of death" (3:7), and "ministration of condemnation" (3:9). The Mosaic Law "kills" because it rewarded death with unlawful living (Romans 6:23). No man could live lawfully perfect and expect to have life through Mosaic Law keeping (Galatians 3:10). Therefore, the Mosaic Law was...
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