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Suggestions for Bible Students (Part 1)

Each one of us should be a student, a careful student, of God’s word.  Numerous passages emphasize this point (e.g. Psalm 1:1-3; 119:104; Hosea 4:6; Matthew 7:21-23; 22:29; John 12:48; Acts 17:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:21; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:15-17; Hebrews … Continue reading

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Mercy Series: Praying For Mercy

“He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax-collector.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: Those Who Hunger and Thirst

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for (after KJV) righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6). The longer I live, the more convinced I am that true discipleship starts with attitude and will.  It is an internal desire and … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: Those Who Mourn

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Compare Moses and the Ten Commandments with Jesus and the Sermon on the Mount.  Moses spent forty days and forty nights alone on Mount Sinai, before he presented … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes: The Poor in Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3). The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) form the first part of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).  “Beatitude” is derived from the Latin “beatus” meaning “blessed.” … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Humility Needed

“God resists the proud, but give grace to the humble.  Therefore submit to God.  Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and … Continue reading

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Does God Hear the Prayers of Sinners?

This is not a question which can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” The terms need to be defined before answering. What is meant by “hear”? The word “hear” can mean “to hear a sound without understanding” (e.g. … Continue reading

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