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The Author of Salvation

The law that God gave to Moses was a good thing. The Psalmist was right! “The law of the LORD is perfect.” (Psalm 19:7) Despite the law’s perfection, however, there was still a problem. For although the law was good – man himself was depraved. And, try as he may, fallen man could not live […]

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Where Does God Live

Does He abide in structures that men have built for Him? Stephen answered this question, “No,” saying, “Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands…” (Acts 7:48) There is nothing about a physical structure, nice as it may be, that entices God to want to live there. He already lives in a […]

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The Best Way to Say Thanks

Eleven years ago this past March, we took my father to the Emergency Room at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson. The hospital staff quickly realized that Dad was a very sick man. They decided to rush him by ambulance to Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. IU Med Center, as the name implies, is a […]

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Encouraging Words

What we say affects our own lives and the lives of others far more than most of us realize. Our words are powerful! How powerful? “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” (Proverbs 18:21) That’s powerful! And yet that’s exactly how impacting our words are. The choice as to how we personally […]

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Making Godly Friends

We tend to take on the traits of those with whom we associate. The wise Solomon said, “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” (Proverbs 13:20) In First Corinthians 15:33 the Apostle Paul said, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” The Greek word […]

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In Due Season

Winning souls is much like farming. The farmer doesn’t sow his seed one day and then expect to reap a crop the next. Several steps are involved in the process of bringing his crop to fruition. He understands that he must plow, cultivate, plant, water, fertilize, etc. “Behold the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit […]

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The Body of Christ

When the Lord saved us He made us part of a body – the body of Christ. “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body…” (I Corinthians 10:13). Too often we see our walk with God only as a relationship with Him.  We fail to see our bond with Him as connecting […]

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Inconvenient Truth

A lot of people today do not believe God’s Word simply because they don’t want to. Why? Because truth to them is inconvenient! Jesus declared, “that light is come into the world, (but) men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh […]

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Right In His Own Eyes

  Proverbs 21:2 says that – “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes…” And this is not only true of wise men. Even “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes…” (Proverbs 12:5) It is a human tendency to feel as if the way we view things is the […]

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The Influence of the Spirit Realm

  The daily influence of the spirit realm in our lives is something most people seldom consider. We tend to feel that we always think our own thoughts, make our own decisions, carve out our own philosophies and form our own attitudes with little or no outside influence. But not so! For both God and […]

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