5 Better Ways to Think About Church

May 20, 2019
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There is nothing like the true church of the Bible anywhere. It is unique. The church is the ark of the New Testament, where saved people are held apart from the wrath of God. There are no saved persons today outside of the church for God places those whom he saves into it (Acts 2:41, […]

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Did Paul Author Hebrews?

May 15, 2019
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For years, scholars said Paul was as the author of Hebrews. Some versions of the Bible emblazoned the title: The Letter of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews. For many Christians, Paul was the unnamed author of Hebrews. Not so fast. The book of Hebrews is anonymous. No author is named. Throughout the centuries many […]

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What Was vs. What Ought

April 30, 2019
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Sometimes, the Bible appears to contradict itself. God’s commands are clear, but actions by Bible characters discount those commands. When there is no unambiguous rebuke by the Lord, we reason that the sin is not a big deal. Because the Bible is true, it presents real-life events as they were, not as they ought to […]

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What I Saw at 5:30 AM

April 29, 2019
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It’s 5:30 AM and I am the only one awake in the house — the only human that is. Gideon is awake and patrolling the backyard. While I lounge on the patio, he is keeping me safe from evil squirrels and the occasional blue jay that sails into the yard. The sky is growing brighter, […]

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The Prodigal Sheep

April 12, 2019
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(Kudos to my brother, Clark Sims, for stimulating these thoughts with his lesson Sunday.) There’s no mistake in the title. I want to talk about the prodigal sheep. He’s the brother who finds his way back into God’s service after years of inactivity and without any help or encouragement from the brethren. Like the prodigal […]

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