πŸ‘‘ No Mas! πŸ₯Š

Back in 1980, boxer Sugar Ray Leonard squared off with opponent Roberto Duran in what has become known as the No Mas fight. Late in the eighth round of this epic battle, Duran turned away from Leonard and said to the referee, β€œNo mas!” which is Spanish for β€œNo … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ A Holding Pattern That Casts the Lord in a Good Light

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Apostle Paul gave some advice to a young man named Titus that all Christians would do well to take to heart:

β€œIn all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works…” (Titus 2:7).

If you’re not sure what a β€œpattern” is, do you remember … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ The Hour of Power

After the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, and just before He ascended into heaven, He made a promise to His apostles, saying,

β€œβ€¦ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…” (Acts 1:8).

The power of which the Lord spoke was … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Is Suffering the Result of God Punishing Sin?

β€œAnd as Jesus passed by, He saw a man which was blind from his birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Have You Heard?

β€œIf ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward” (Eph. 3:2).

Could it be that those to whom Paul addressed his Ephesian letter had not yet heard that God had committed to him β€œthe dispensation of grace”?

Next to the … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ The Revelation of Jesus Christ

The last great book of the Bible opens with the words: β€œThe revelation of Jesus Christ,” and from these words it derives its title: β€œThe Revelation.” In this book St. John deals largely with the return of Christ in glory to judge and reign.

II Thes. 1:7,8 tells us … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ She’s A Keeper!

The Apostle Paul wrote that β€œyoung women” with β€œhusbands” and β€œchildren” should be β€œkeepers at home” (Titus 2:3,4). And as you may know, this phrase is the subject of much controversy among Christian wives and moms, most of whom desire to understand it clearly so that they can obey … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Striking Faith and Charity

In Paul’s epistle to Titus, he gives some instructions for β€œaged men” that contain good advice for believers of all ages, saying,

β€œThat the aged men be… sound in faith, in charity…” (Titus 2:2).

The word β€œsound” meansΒ strong, healthyΒ andΒ wholesomeΒ (cf. Isa. 1:5,6), and all of God’s … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ How Aged Men Should Behave

Recently I came across a web site called, β€œLies That Moms Tell Their Kids To Get Them To Behave.” One mom told her kids she had a new phone app that could tell her when they were misbehaving behind her back!

Well, while children should heed Paul’s advice to … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ’Œ Is This a Contradiction?

β€œMatthew says the chief priests took the money Judas cast down in the temple and bought the β€˜field of blood.’ Peter, in Acts, says that Judas bought the field with the β€˜reward of iniquity.’ On the surface, this appears to be a contradiction.”

First and foremost, the Word of … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Conduct Unbecoming a Christian

β€œβ€¦speak thou the things which become sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1).

The word β€œbecome” here meansΒ fittingΒ orΒ appropriate. Even if you never served in the military, you have probably heard that if an officer misbehaves he can be charged with β€œconduct unbecoming an officer.” That serious charge is … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Be Sure of What’s Pure!

β€œUnto the pure all things are pure…” (Titus 1:15).

Boy, a verse like that sure begs the questions, β€œWho are these pure people, and why are all things pure for them?”

Well, the word β€œpure” just means β€œclean,” as we see when Solomon asked,

β€œWho can say, I have

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πŸ‘‘ No Beauty That We Should Desire Him

β€œLes Feldick taught that Isaiah 53:2 doesn’t mean the Lord Jesus was ugly, but that there was nothing in Him that would attract the Jews to Him as their King and Messiah. What do you say?”

I never thought about it that way, but Les is right! Isaiah wrote:… ➑

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πŸ‘‘ You Can Make a Difference

One person can always make a difference. By one vote Texas was added to the union, Andrew Johnson was saved from impeachment, and Adolf Hitler gained power over the Nazi party. In the spiritual realm, one person has frequently made an enormous difference. Only Jehosheba hid young Joash from … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Will Jesus be in Heaven and in the New Jerusalem at the Same Time?

β€œWe know that that, as Gentiles, we will be in heaven with our Savior, but our Lord and Savior will also reign in the new Jerusalem. Will He be in both places at the same time?”

In the eternal state, the Lamb will have a throne on the new … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Hold Fast or the Gainsayers Will Get Ya!

As the Apostle Paul came to the end of his list of qualifications for the ministry, he closed by insisting that pastors should always be

β€œHolding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince

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πŸ‘‘ The Value of the Four Gospels

Our Apostle Paul wrote, β€œAll Scripture…is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were written to and for the nation Israel under the law, in accordance with her earthly, millennial hope. It is in the epistles of … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Reaching Real Maturity

Spiritually speaking, Paul considered Timothy his β€œson in the faith” (I Tim. 1:2). And, like any parent, he had noble aspirations for his loved one. In the Book of II Timothy, he is very specific about four things he wants Timothy to become for the Lord.

First, he wanted … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Miles And Miles Of Scripture

How much, I wonder, do the Christian parents among our readers show their children their love for the Word, and for Christ, and for the souls for whom He died?

For many years I worked with my father, first full-time, then part-time, as a city missionary in Paterson, N.J. … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ It Was About Time!

β€œIn hope of eternal life, which God…promised before the world began” (Titus 1:2).

In the Law of Moses, God promised the people of Israel that they could β€œlive” (Lev. 18:5)–liveΒ eternally–if they kept His commandments. We know that’s what Leviticus 18:5 meant because the LordΒ quotedΒ that verse … ➑

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