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Issue at Hand, Jan 2019

Is there a better way to begin a new year than by taking account of the time you have been given—past, present, and future—and meditating on how you use it as a child of God? Within the incomprehensible vastness of eternity, God formed a creature called time. Have you ever stopped to meditate upon that? […]

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Irresistible

I don’t have much time. No, I did not just receive a fatal diagnosis. I simply don’t have much time to keep your attention. According to Microsoft Canada, the average human attention span is only eight seconds (28). I would have a better chance writing to goldfish (attention span: nine seconds). Unfortunately, we do not […]

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God, the Creator of Time

“A fickle-minded man, whose thoughts were all astray because of his conception of time past, might wonder why you, who are God almighty, Creator of all, Sustainer of all, and Maker of heaven and earth, should have been idle and allowed countless ages to elapse before you finally undertook the vast work of creation. My […]

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How Shall We Look Back?

Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it, Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.” – 1 Samuel 7:12 Whether it is the Vietnam War memorial in Washington DC, or the memorial of the Civil War in Arlington, VA, or even that of tombstones […]

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A Foundation for our Future

We all possess a sinful nature that drives us to gratify all of our desires immediately. Our sinful natures ask us, “Yea, hath God said?” just as the serpent asked Eve in the Garden (Gen. 3:1). As we pose this question to ourselves, we seek to elevate ourselves over God by presuming the right to […]

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The Daily Press

January 8- Read 2 Chronicles 34 In this chapter, the people of Judah find the book of the law and are fearful about God’s judgment, because their fathers hadn’t been keeping that law. In verse 22, they go to Huldah the prophetess, asking her what God has to say to them. Huldah tells them that […]

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The Gray Areas of Christian Liberty

In my last article, I defined and explained the main teaching of Scripture concerning Christian liberty. Contrary to popular opinion even among conservative Christians, true freedom as defined by the Bible is not the right to do whatever we please. Rather, it is the rescued condition of the believer from Satan’s bondage of selfish sin, […]

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Trees of the Bible (2): Cedars of Lebanon

One of the trees mentioned often in the Bible is the cedar of Lebanon. Cedar is a very versatile type of wood. It is very resistant to rot and is strong for use in building. The particular type of cedar that is called the cedar of Lebanon only grows in what is today Lebanon, Syria, […]

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