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Eighteen Dead Men

“Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?” Luke 13:4  Sometimes the Bible introduces us to a historical event in one verse, only to see it vanish forever by the next verse. The event in Siloam that […]

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A View at Jerusalem

You see here one of the oldest parts of the capital of the State of Israel, Jerusalem. At the right is the so-called tower of David, not far from the gold plated dome of the Mosque. In the past in this area was the temple, which was destroyed by the Romans. You see the restored […]

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God As Our Protector

Young People’s Convention Speech, Loveland, Colorado, August 15, 2003. I wish to begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to the Loveland congregation and the Young People’s Society. On behalf of us who visit your fair state, I thank you for the countless hours of hard work you put into this convention. We truly appreciate all […]

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Christian or Antichristian

The Beacon Lights is sent out to many different places. Some of us live in big cities, some in small towns and villages and some out in the open countryside. We all have a specific address to identify our location in distinction from everyone else. But though we all live in our separate places, our […]

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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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Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem is a city that is men­tioned throughout the Old and New Testaments. It is first mentioned in the story of Abraham and Melchizedek. Melchizedek was the king and priest of the city of Salem (Salem is an early form of the word Jerusalem). Genesis 14:18 Soon after this the Jebusites gained […]

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Palm Sunday: The Arrival of the Lamb

The Jews were once again preparing for the celebration of the Passover. Jesus and His disciples also journey to Jerusalem to keep the Passover Feast. It was a time of great joy and excitement for the Jews, but how heavy the burden must have been upon the heart of our Lord, as He contemplated the […]

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Acts 8:1- 43

Outline XX THE GREAT PERSECUTION IN JERUSALEM Acts 8:1-4 Its Chief Instigator While there was a prayer on the lips of the dying Stephen in behalf of his malefactors, Saul, a young theological student of professor Gamaliel, is consenting unto his death. Saul is here introduced: a) Not because he is the focus point of […]

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Acts 4:32 – 5:16

Outline XIII THE SECOND PICTURE OF THE MOTHER CHURCH IN JERUSALEM Acts 4:32-37 The first picture of the church is recorded in 2:43-47. We have discussed that sketch of the Spirit in Outline VIII. We now must take notice of the second description of the life and activity of the church of Christ. We call […]

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