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HE SHALL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE RIVERS OF WATER.

PSALMS 1:3
JESUS: His Claim to Be God-Part I

JESUS: His Claim to Be God-Part I

It has happened again: I seem to attract people who deny the fact that Jesus claimed to be God. On Facebook, I recently saw a comment casually making just this point. I responded by saying that I was on about page 200 of writing a book offering the evidence for Jesus...

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Stewardship Is More Than Giving Money

Stewardship Is More Than Giving Money

Stewardship can be a difficult subject in church circles. Pastor’s struggle to preach on the topic of stewardship because sermons focusing on stewardship can be seen as a money grab. Unfortunately, people frequently limit the discussion of stewardship to money. That...

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THE GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY

THE GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, GOOD NEWS ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Gender and sex are hot topics as numerous people, such as actor Billy Dee Williams, have redefined and defended new interpretations for the words “gender” and “sex.” We are a society consumed and satiated by sex. Some claim that one can choose his/her gender while...

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Who is Jesus? THE SON OF MAN

Who is Jesus? THE SON OF MAN

In looking at what Jesus claimed about himself, we see in the title “Son of Man" his favorite title for himself. At least it is the most often used as he spoke of himself using this title 40 times. It is also interesting to notice that he is seldom called this by...

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Don’t Let Fear Win

Don’t Let Fear Win

I know the world seems like a scary place right now. Everyone seems to be ringing alarm bells all over the place. The human race appears to be terrified. We are afraid of losing our rights, whatever we perceive those rights to be. People are afraid of being offended....

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Inerrancy and the Bible

Inerrancy and the Bible

For many years, inerrancy was a caustic focus of debate among evangelical Christians. Though scripture does not specifically use the word “inerrant,” many believers felt a loyalty to defend the Bible, right down to every period and comma. I am certain this idea...

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Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry

Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse. -English Proverb From time to time I come across groups and individuals that downplay the need for ministers to have much education. I was once like that. As a teenager, one of the influences on my life was the music,...

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Who Is Jesus? THE SON OF GOD

Who Is Jesus? THE SON OF GOD

Following from last month we see that the title ‘Son of God’ reinforces the deity of Jesus, but it also tells us of his Sonship, and about his (and our) relationship to the Father. In John 1:48-49 Nathaniel is impressed by Jesus’ knowledge of his past. This divine...

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