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Jeroboam Consulted

Jeroboam was a rising star in Solomon’s kingdom. He was an Ephraimite who had been a valiant warrior in Solomon’s army, and his hard work had won him a position as overseer over the forced labor in Ephraim. Moreover, God … Continue reading

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What’s a “Salvation Issue”?

Denominational theologians use the phrase in the religious world to try to smooth over the deep doctrinal divides between religious groups. Sometimes even leaders in the Lord’s church have used the phrase in an attempt to avoid splits and divisions. … Continue reading

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God’s Rescue Will Be God’s Way

Psalm 119 is a great paean of praise for God’s eternal, righteous, and inerrant word; and the longest psalm in the Bible at 176 verses. But it is much more than just an exercise in how many ways you can … Continue reading

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Do any of these bother you?

Mark Twain famously said, “Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.” While Mark Twain (Samuel Clements) seems to have not been overly religious, … Continue reading

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Which Is It, Love or Fear?

Love and fear are often placed in opposition to each other in the realm of religion. They seem on the surface to be mutually exclusive, when it comes to discipleship and service to the Lord. The clear preference is for … Continue reading

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Planning for the future – James 4,5

 James continues sharing God’s word with us in our reading today in ways that are elegantly simple, straightforward, and convicting.    Wrong motives – 4:3 Have we ever considered this seriously as a reason that God doesn’t answer our prayers? … Continue reading

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Slugs and anchors — Hebrew 4-6

 Today’s reading continues to encourage Jewish Christians to remain true to the covenant established by Jesus by drawing analogy been their present circumstances and the circumstances of most of their forebears in the wilderness — because they wanted to turn … Continue reading

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