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Unity in the Church

Among the first casualties to occur during times of controversy is church unity. Active efforts to “seek peace, and ensue it” often fall by the wayside when other matters in the church seem more pressing. But the admonition to pursue unity found in 1 Peter 3:8–11 is not presented as optional. Unity is something we […]

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Gift of the Tongue

This article is based on the song of Zacharias, which is found in Luke 1:67–79.  It is estimated that the average person speaks about seven thousand words in a single day.1 Now imagine not being able to speak at all for a whole nine months. This would equal out to well over a million words […]

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Musical Gifts? How Music is Learned

There once was a girl who lived on a farm. The privileges she loved  on that farm included shoveling manure, stacking hay bales, and  regularly mistaking her fingernail as the nail head. Blood, blisters, calluses, cuts; her hands were no dainty figures. Now a fourth generation American long removed from the life of the Netherlands, […]

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Saying Thanks to God and Our Neighbor

This month we celebrate the national holiday known as Thanksgiving Day. While certainly Thanksgiving Day represents a good opportunity to express our thankfulness to God, we recognize that our whole lives ought to be filled with thanksgiving. God has given us many good physical and spiritual gifts as expressions of his love. The Bible instructs […]

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I Corinthians 11:2 – 12:20

  LESSON 37 The Woman’s Place in the Assembly of Saints I Cor. 11:2-16   In the following chapters Paul gives infallible direction to the Church concerning matters of order in divine assembly. Chap. 11 touches on two of these namely: the woman’s place in the service and, the proper observance of the Lord’s Supper. […]

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