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Mar 26 2013

How did the Israelites determine if a prophet was from God?

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A prophet was a person who was speaking for God, in other words, “thus says the LORD.” Prophets were raised up by God (Deuteronomy 16:15) and empowered by God to communicate His purposes to the people. Prophets did not just speak of future events, it also included instructions, rebuking the leaders of the people as …

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Mar 24 2013

my God box

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This post is about my God box, which is a very different thing from putting God in a box.  There was a time in my life when my faith was very small and I was facing very big problems. I had a lot of fear and anxiety over my future and the future of my …

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Mar 20 2013

Sin in the garden

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Not the sin in the Garden of Eden, the sin in my garden. For many seasons, I waged  war against the weeds growing on my lawn.  I’d buy all sorts of expensive and noxious chemicals and fancy weed-pullers in my efforts to kill them.  The weeds would just laugh and mock me, multiplying and spreading …

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Aug 19 2012

When Kindness is Unkind

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J.R. Miller, published 1913 The demand today is that all things should be made easy. It is so in homes. Nothing must be hard for children. They must be tenderly nurtured. Their burdens must not be made too heavy. Their tasks must not be made too exacting. Their wishes must never be refused. Even their …

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Aug 08 2012

Do Christians have to attend church?

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Do Christians have to attend church regularly according to the Bible? Although there is no direct, specific command in the New Testament that Christians must attend formal services in a church building, we have many strong examples from Jesus and the apostles. It was customary for Jesus and His apostles to attend Sabbath services at …

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