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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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πŸ‘‘ Gospel Power

β€œFor our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost…” (1 Thes. 1:5).

On Paul’s second apostolic journey, Paul, Silas, and Timothy had communicated the truth of the gospel of the grace of God to the Thessalonians. However, Paul recognized … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Is Confessing in Public Required for Salvation?

β€œβ€¦if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” (Rom. 10:9,10).

Many new … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ The Privilege Of Prayer

β€œHe shall pray for thee” (Gen. 20:7).

Abimelech, king of Gerar, had taken Abraham’s wife as his own, but had done so innocently. Sarah was a beautiful woman and Abraham, fearful for his life, had said: β€œShe is my sister,” and Sarah had vouched for Abraham’s subterfuge, telling Abimelech: … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Did Paul Have the Option to Live or Die?

β€œHow did Paul have the option to live or die in Philippians 1:23?”

Paul wasn’t thinking of taking his life, for that would have violated the commandment β€œthou shalt not kill.” God purposely left that commandment open-ended to include suicide. That is, He didn’t say, β€œThou shalt not kill … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Father to Father

I once read a testimonial from a father who lamented being so consumed with his career that he did not share his faith with his children. The result was that one of his sons plunged himself into a lifestyle of atheism, drug addiction, immorality, and other destructive behaviors. Some … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ The Sunset Clause πŸŒ„

β€œBe ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil” (Eph. 4:26-27).

God does not want us to be angry with a sinful anger. We know it is possible to be angry β€œand sin not” because God gets … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Interpreting Circumstances

When soldiers are behind enemy lines during war, communication with commanding officers and artillery is critical. During World War II, the U.S. Army directed Privates Ben Yahzee and Charlie Whitehorse to communicate with superiors on the radio using β€œThe Navajo Code.” It was based on the Navajo language, containing … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ Suggestions for Helping You to Forgive

  1. Make sure that you understand and believe the gospel of grace (Rom. 3:19-28). Without the indwelling Holy Spirit and the love He sheds abroad in our hearts, you will not be able to forgive in a way which is acceptable to God (Rom. 5:5).

  2. Recognize that an unforgiving attitude

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