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It’s The LORD’s Day!
Gospel preacher, Steve Higginbotham wrote on the week before last Christmas an article entitled, “Do You Know What Next Sunday Is?” In it, he said, “As you already know, next Sunday, just eight days from now will be… ‘The Lord’s … Continue reading
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“Do not learn the way of the Gentiles… for the customs of the people are futile; For one cuts a tree from the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the ax. They decorate it with silver … Continue reading
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The Christmas Truce
It sounds like fiction. However, it is history. History is sometimes stranger than fiction. The date was December 24 – 25, 1914 during World War I. The location was in Belgium and France, along the Western Front. German soldiers began … Continue reading
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Christmas, Should We or Shouldn’t We?
Some people welcome Christmas, and go “all out” for it. Trees are set up and decorated with lights, ornaments, and tinsel. Lights and decorations are placed on the exterior of houses, and in lawns. Christmas music is played. Presents are … Continue reading
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This time of year many think about the birth of Jesus. We’ll take this writing to address a few questions. 1. Was Jesus born on December 25th? It seems unlikely. Shepherds did not have their sheep in the fields in … Continue reading
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