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The last parable in Matthew 13 introduces a new life situation, fishing and fishermen, but it makes almost the same points as the parable of t… Read more

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In Psalm 139:7,13-18 New Living Translation (NLT), we read, 7” I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! Read more

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Our church came home Sunday. It was a joy! Are we being reckless; aren’t we aware of the virus dangers of coming back together “too soon? Sure… Read more

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If it is unreasonable to place our spiritual destiny in the hands of theologians or religious leaders, what about the masses of people? Can mi… Read more

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It is not surprising that the merchant in Matthew thirteen recognized the value of the special pearl, for he had been seeking pearls and had p… Read more

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That’s what my middle son says when crazy things have happened and passed. Actually, he says, “Okie-Dokie-now, meaning, “Well, we dodged anoth… Read more

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In Proverbs 3:5-8 New King James Version (NKJV), we read, Read more

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Some will remember the movie “The Mask,” starring Jim Carrey in 1994, where an average, ordinary guy finds an ancient face mask. When he puts … Read more

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A caricature of Calvinism takes issue with the doctrines of election and “irresistible” grace. It imagines a case in which a certain individua… Read more

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Most all of our churches are doing it. We’re broadcasting our worship services over the internet, during the lock-down. Seems like a good idea… Read more

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Jesus’ parables of the Weeds, Mustard Seed, and Leaven in Matthew 13.24-43 bring us to a final thought about Christians and the Church. As Chr… Read more

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Many commentators have divergent views when it comes to Jesus’ Parable of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven (Matthew 13.31-33). Some see these t… Read more

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The Promised One of all the peoples of the world hath appeared. All peoples and communities have been expecting a Revelation, and He, Baha’u’l… Read more

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What’s your mindset? I mean, what does your mind dwell on? With the virus scare and the accompanying hoarding of goods and groceries, I suspec… Read more

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Still another way we can understand the meaning of the sun, the moon, and the star is to take note of their common element. What these three s… Read more

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Nothing good has ever come into the world without opposition, and that is especially true in spiritual matters. Here we face not only the host… Read more

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Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, cynically asked Jesus, “What is the truth?” after the Lord told him that He came to bear witness of the t… Read more

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The week preceding Easter, from Passion (Palm) Sunday through Holy Saturday is a period in which Christians remember and mourn the suffering o… Read more

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Do you have an agenda? It would seem that most of us do, and this is true of governments too. Read more

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Easter Sunday is the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. He is the pattern son. The works that Jesus Christ did, we shall do even greater… Read more

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Even their thick woolen clothing failed to warm them against the dry chill of the night. Why were we doing this? thought one of the men. Read more

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On Sunday (the first day of the week), some women went to the tomb where Jesus was placed. When they arrived, the tomb was empty and they were… Read more

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Still another way we can understand the meaning of the sun, the moon, and the star is to take note of their common element. What these three s… Read more

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The third type of soil in Matthew 13 stands for a strangled heart — a heart strangled by things. The Lord describes those things as thorns and… Read more

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In the midst of surreal experiences, some may remember the TV program “Candid Camera.” Innocent, ordinary people were filmed without their kno… Read more

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The first parable is an ideal one with which to begin, since it deals with the beginning or origins of the Kingdom. Here it is compared to a f… Read more

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During my boyhood there once was a profession called paperboy. Boys 12 and older delivered newspapers to subscribers on their prescribed route… Read more

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During my boyhood there once was a profession called paperboy. Boys twelve and older delivered newspapers to subscribers on their prescribed r… Read more

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What’s going on with the run on toilet paper? The shelves are empty, and people are obsessed with squirreling away supplies, fearing a governm… Read more

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Although Jesus was much more than a storyteller, He was at least that, and as a result, the people of His day flocked to Him and listened to H… Read more

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It’s a social science that deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. There really are two economies: God’… Read more

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