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Active in Fellowship

After the minister says amen and the service ends, I usually pick up my purse, shuffle up the aisle to shake an elder’s hand, and then work my way out of the crowded narthex until I can reach the spot where I normally stand and catch up with my friends. A few weeks ago, something […]

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Deborah

Deborah was Israel’s only female judge recorded in Scripture. Her only family recorded in the text surrounding Judges 4­­–5 is her husband, Lapidoth. Deborah gave advice to the people of Israel at a palm tree between Ramah and Bethel. It was near Mount Ephraim. She is known for her courage and her song to the […]

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Our Calling to Witness in the Last Days

As Christians we are called to be witnesses to the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. That isn’t a minor calling, or one calling among many, but the central calling and mission of the church. It’s a calling that takes on increasing urgency as the day of Christ’s return draws near. The calling to […]

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The Call of Gideon

The seventh book of the Bible (Judges) received its name from the men who delivered Israel during the time from Joshua to Samuel. This was a period of about 450 years. This time period showed that the prophets were necessary for the life of the elect. These people are called judges because they delivered the […]

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The Cult of Dawkins: Science as Religion

Prior to the late eighteenth century, a majority of those involved in the rise of the natural sciences were individuals with sincere religious convictions.[1] Their new approaches to science were underpinned in various ways to religious assumptions, particularly grounded in a Christian understanding of an ordered universe. As such, religion had a significant positive role […]

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Samuel

How did Samuel show his godly life even before he was born? What did he do to guide Israel in the fear of the Lord? Samuel was known as not only the judge but also the prophet and military leader of the country. Samuel did many things as judge, prophet, and military leader, and showed […]

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All Things for Good?

“Hello?” “Hi, this is Chad, is Ryan there?” “Yeah, just a minute please.” After a halfway short conversation, Ryan Lang was convinced to jog over to Chad’s house a couple hundred yards down the road. Chad was the Reeves’ second son in a family of five. He just finished the first marking period of tenth […]

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Keepers at Home

“That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Titus 2:4, 5. “But what should I do?” Hannah sighed. “Why not consider studying medicine?” It […]

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Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a form of meditating developed by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Transcend means “to go beyond”. Maharishi studied under an unidentified “divine teacher” in India for thirteen years. He went into seclusion, later emerging with the Transcendental Meditation method he’d cre­ated. He began his teachings in the early 1950’s but it wasn’t until […]

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Jerusalem

“About Mount Zion go, Her tow’rs and ramparts tell; That ye her strength may know, Mark her defenses well. Her royal palaces behold, That ye her glories may unfold.” -PSALTER 133:1   Jerusalem was, is, and most likely shall for years to come be an important city. In Bible times Jerusalem was God’s “Holy City”. […]

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