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A Christian Obligation

Three times in Rom. 1:14-16, the Apostle Paul uses the phrase β€œI am,” and each one carries an important message for every true believer in Christ.

First he says in Verse 14: β€œI am debtor” β€” debtor to all men, to tell them about the saving work of Christ. … ➑

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Was Paul the Chief of Sinners?

β€œWhat did Paul mean when he said he was the chief of sinners?”

β€œβ€¦Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1 Tim. 1:15)

When we think of sinners, we generally think of those who commit carnal, fleshly sins such as fornication and … ➑

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The Clarity of Sincerity

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Apostle Paul gave a young minister named Titus some advice that is good for any Christians who long to minister sound Bible doctrine to others:

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

The dictionary … ➑

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It Makes All the Difference

We once had a friend named Richard, a handyman who fixed small motors and engines. He had a faithful dog that kept him company everyday in his shop. This dog excitedly jumped to greet Richard, and then followed him around like a shadow, giving him affection, and acting like … ➑

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What Do You Call A Near-Sighted Dinosaur?

AΒ Doyouthinkhesaurus, of course!

Speaking of things that we are not sure were seen, did you ever wonder why Paul wrote:

β€œFor the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men” (Titus 2:11).

Christians often ask about this verse. They know that God’s saving grace … ➑

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Man to Man

β€œThe Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain” (2 Tim. 1:16).

In a verse preceding this one, Paul challenged Timothy to β€œbe not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His … ➑

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Worn Out Pages

When we rightly divide the Word of truth, we learn that Paul’s epistles are written directly to us, the Church, the Body of Christ. The letters of Paul are the commands and will of Christ for His Church in this current dispensation of grace (Eph. 3:2). Our Bibles … ➑

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Do I Need To Know the Time and Date?

β€œI don’t know the exact time and date I was saved. I’ve been told that I should know this if I’m truly saved. Is this true?”

Knowing your spiritual birthday is not required at all. Whether you know in your heart that you’ve placed your faith in the gospel … ➑

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The Nature of the Beast

β€œOne of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are…evil beasts…” (Titus 1:12).

When that Cretian prophet said that the Cretians are β€œevil beasts,” he was saying that they were men who β€œdespise government…bruteΒ beasts” who β€œspeakΒ evilΒ of dignities” (II Pet. 2:10-12), men who … ➑

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Should Women Wear Makeup?

β€œIn a recent Bible study meeting, a man (of course!) stated that women shouldn’t wear makeup. I feel he is clearly insane and deserves a sound beating. What Scripture can I use to make him see the error of his ways?”

LOL, it would probably be best to spare … ➑

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Know Ye Not?

β€œWhat? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Cor. 6:19).

A retired clergyman told the following story: β€œWhen I was a younger man, I volunteered to read … ➑

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One Life

This is a day of endless opportunities to serve the Lord. One life–your life–can make a difference. When God parted the waters of the Red Sea, how many did He call to lead His deliverance? One man: Moses! When the chosen people of God were faced with extinction at … ➑

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Were Women Baptized?

β€œIf the purpose of water baptism was to make the Jews a kingdom of priests (Ex. 19:6), did women have to be baptized?”

It’s true that Jewish men were baptized because priests had to be baptized (Ex. 29:4), and only men could be priests. But water baptism wasΒ also… ➑

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Divisions in Scripture

The key that unlocks the truths of God’s Word is in understandingΒ a consistent method of Bible study that God Himself emphasizes in 2 Timothy 2:15: β€œStudy to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, RIGHTLY DIVIDING the Word of truth.” In this … ➑

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He Shall Reign

For 2500 yearsΒ β€œdeath reigned from Adam to Moses” (Rom. 5:14).

During this period of history it was demonstrated that β€œdeath passed upon all men,” not because the Law of Moses had condemned them to death, but simply because they were the offspring of fallen Adam, and depraved by … ➑

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Prayer Questions

WHO can pray?Β We all can pray. You don’t need a pastor or spiritual leader to do your praying for you. God wants you to pray and personally bring your requests to Him. Prayer does not have a formula. It doesn’t have to be done perfectly using particular words … ➑

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Did the She Bear Kill Little Children?

β€œYou have said that the she bear killed the children in 2 Kings 2:22-24 because of Israel’s sin (Lev. 26:14,22). Others explain those difficult verses by saying the Hebrew words for β€˜little children’ referred to older kids, who may not have all died. Could this be so instead?”

If … ➑

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What Is the Promise of Hebrews 11:39?

β€œWhat is the promise the writer is talking about in Hebrews 11:39?”

β€œAnd these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise.”

God β€œpromised” the Old Testament saints mentioned here a Savior (Jer. 33:14,15; Acts 13:23) that they didn’t live to receive (Luke 10:24). He … ➑

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Should Churches Pass an Offering Plate?

β€œWhat are your thoughts on passing a collection plate? I went to a grace fellowship recently where they did that. I believe that is a ritual that causes some to feel obligated to give, and not with a cheerful heart (2 Cor. 9:7).”

An offering plate is not incompatible … ➑

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The Twelve Apostles And Paul

In comparing the ministry of the twelve apostles with that of the Apostle Paul, we must observe carefully:

1️⃣ The twelve were chosen by Christ ON EARTHΒ (Luke 6:13) while Paul was later chosen by ChristΒ IN HEAVEN (Acts 9:3-5; 26:16).

2️⃣ Prior to Paul’s conversion the twelve had … ➑

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