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πŸ‘‘ Gospel Power

“For 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?

“How 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 “thou shalt not kill.” God purposely left that commandment open-ended to include suicide. That is, He didn’t say, “Thou shalt not killΒ … 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„

“Be 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 “and 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 “The 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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πŸ‘‘ 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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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Was Paul the Chief of Sinners?

“What 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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πŸ‘‘ 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:

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

The dictionary … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ 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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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ 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:

“For 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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πŸ‘‘ Man to Man

“The 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 “be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ 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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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Do I Need To Know the Time and Date?

“I 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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πŸ‘‘ The Nature of the Beast

“One 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 “evil beasts,” he was saying that they were men who “despise government…bruteΒ beasts” who “speakΒ evilΒ of dignities” (II Pet. 2:10-12), men who … ➑

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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Should Women Wear Makeup?

“In 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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πŸ’‘πŸ‘‘ Know Ye Not?

“What? 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: “When I was a younger man, I volunteered to read … ➑

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πŸ‘‘ 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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