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Family Communications, Think Before You Speak
Good communication is the foundation of human relationships. When we fall short in communicating with each other misunderstandings happen, emotions (usually the negative ones) are stirred, and ties get strained or broken. In yesterday’s blog posting I urged the principle … Continue reading
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Are You An Alien?
Did you know that the Bible teaches about aliens? No, we’re talking about men from Mars, nor about immigrating from another country, nor about Lady Gaga. Instead I’m talking about what Peter said, “Beloved, I urge you as aliens and … Continue reading
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Are You Fully Redeemed?
The story of Zaccheus is found in Luke 19:1-9. He was a rich tax collector, but he was also short; so he climbed a tree to see the Lord passing by. Jesus called him and invited Himself to Zaccheus’ house, … Continue reading
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Don’t Forget to Tell the Kids
Has it ever occurred to you that maybe Santa Claus gets more notice and prominence than Jesus at Christmas time? That the gifts under the Christmas tree get more attention than God’s gift of His Son, which is what the … Continue reading
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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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A Cappella Obedience—What Happened?
For the first 1000 years after Jesus came and established His church, all those who claimed the name of Jesus worshipped the Lord in song with voice only. This was not simply a tradition, but rather was it was practiced … Continue reading
Posted in Bible commentary, Christian Leadership, Christianity, New Testament Tagged a cappella, Christ, discipleship, false teaching, hermeneutics, hymns, Jesus, musical instruments, obedience, opinions, pattern, religion, singing, song, spiritual songs, tradition, truth, worship 12 Comments
Who Has the Words of Eternal Life?
Jesus had been teaching, healing, and feeding the people. His fame had spread all over Galilee, and tremendous crowds were following Him. But many were following for the wrong reasons; they wanted to make Him a political king, because He … Continue reading
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Giving Glory to God
Glorifying God is not something that ends at the conclusion of a worship assembly. Giving glory to God for a Christians is a 7 day a week, 24 hour a day endeavor. But how do we do this? Some believe … Continue reading
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Overcoming Tough Sins, Part 4; Watch Others Do It Right
Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about how to overcome especially difficult sins in our lives. I’ve discussed eliminating the bad company in our lives who encourage sinful be- havior, learning how to change the channel, and finding … Continue reading →