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The Potter and The Clay

“The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying: ‘Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.’  Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, … Continue reading

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Are You Dressed For War? (Spiritual Armor)

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil… Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having … Continue reading

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Grace Series: Salvation, The Gift of God (Grace through Faith)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves” (Ephesians 2:8a). The word “for” (gar) points backwards.  The gentiles, before salvation, were dead in trespasses and sins [Ephesians 2:1 (“you” refers to the gentiles.  See … Continue reading

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The Influence of One

The Sewell name is familiar to students of restoration history.   But, how did it all start?  How did the Sewell name become so well-known? The Sewell’s were from eastern Tennessee.   There were thirteen children.  The family, Stephen and Annie Sewell and … Continue reading

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Does It Matter What Brother Woods’ Position Was?

In the editorial space of the May 1995 issue of “Contending For the Faith” there appeared an article entitled, “What Was Brother Woods’ Position on the Use of Women Translators?”  After reading this, a few days later, I spoke with another preacher who … Continue reading

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Austin McGary – A Radical

Austin McGary (1846-1928) was a Texas lawman.  He served as sheriff of Madison County.  He once disarmed and arrested the notorious John Wesley Hardin.  Later, he worked for the State of Texas transporting prisoners to penitentiaries. In the early 1880’s, he began … Continue reading

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Brethren, We’re Drifting!

J.D. Tant (1861-1941) was not impressive by the standards of many.  He was not a large man.  He stood 5’7″ and never weighed more than 160 pounds.  He was not eloquent.  Fanning Yater Tant acknowledged, “Tant was no orator.  The rolling periods, the fine … Continue reading

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