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The Assembly

Hiding in plain site when we read the Bible devotionally are countless nuggets of truth that await that prayerful moment to be revealed.  Sometimes it’s a word; sometimes it is in the language.  And sometimes we might look at the … Continue reading

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Hosea

When my mom was living in a nursing home there was a certain amount of sorrow that came with each visit. She would beg me to take her out of there, something we all know I couldn’t do.  There were … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:11 Many scholars maintain the author of the 119th Psalm is a youth, based on verses 99-100: I have more insight than all my … Continue reading

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Prayer

A distraught and desperate father made his way through pressing crowds to bring his possessed son to Jesus’ disciples for deliverance. They seemed powerless to help.  They had yet to know that spiritual warfare requires a prayer life that knows … Continue reading

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Supplications

The word “Supplications” (some translate “petitions”) is found only once in our New Testament but well worth the study. It was said of Jesus that During the days … on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions [our word: supplications] … Continue reading

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The Tabernacle

I began my Bible training officially in 1965 to become a minister. I will always remember when our pastor’s wife and her friend drove me to the school and left me alone at the side of this country road where … Continue reading

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So Much Sorrow

Why is there so much sorrow in the world? This question has found its way to the center of the argument against a belief in the existence of a God of love and mercy.  If God loved His creation, could … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need A Plumber – Creator

We sometimes forget in our desperation that God has designs upon our lives not always congruous with our own.  He wants to continue the process of molding us, working the clay of our personhood, into someone He can communicate His … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray – Thanksgiving

I urge, then, first of all, …  thanksgiving be made for all people – I Timothy 2:1 The word “Thanksgiving” needs no explanation.  When I pray, I must minimize the complaints. I, also, never want to accuse God of not … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray: Vows

The word Vow is a biblical word for prayer that at first glance seems of little import; after all, it is used only once in the New Testament meaning “prayer” and even there scholarship offers little reason why it should … Continue reading

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