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Doctrine

Justification: The Other Side of Condemnation

by Bryant Evans on October 9, 2015

  Condemnation and justification are two key concepts in our faith. They are opposites; different sides of a coin. One is very good; the other is very bad. Let’s look at both and bring the contrast into a sharp focus. We start with the bad one. Condemnation Mankind has been condemned since Eden. When God […]

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Vine, Branches and Denominations

by Bryant Evans on May 18, 2014

During his final days on earth, Jesus declared, “I am the vine, you are the branches” (John 15:5). What does he mean? Some take this verse as an endorsement of denominationalism. They say that Jesus was describing himself as the vine and the various religious denominations as branches from him. If that is true then […]

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Jesus Forgives and Heals

by Bryant Evans on April 30, 2014

Jesus taught a masterful lesson at his home in Capernaum. He had just crossed the Sea of Galilee where he stilled a storm and then healed two demon possessed men from a graveyard (Matthew 8:23 ff). Now people have flocked to his home and he begins to teach. The crowds are so large that no […]

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3 Rules for Holy Spirit Studies

by Bryant Evans on January 19, 2014

Many people study the Holy Spirit. This divine member of the Godhead is often seen as a mysterious and unknowable Bible character. Sometimes, what people think they know about the Spirit is actually a blending of a little Bible and a whole lot of misinformation from wealth-seeking television preachers and book-selling authors who know that […]

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Who are Jannes and Jambres?

by Bryant Evans on December 14, 2013

Jannes and Jambres appear only once, by name, in the Bible at 2 Timothy 3:8. While our knowledge is limited there some things that can be known and more importantly, some things that we should learn from them. Jewish tradition taught that Jannes and Jambres were Pharaoh’s two magicians who stood against Moses in Exodus […]

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