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Better Than Levitical / Aaronic Priesthood (Part 1)

Christ is a better priest than ever existed under the law of Moses.  His office is better (Hebrews 4:14-7:28).  His work is better (Hebrews 8:1-10:31).  Let’s consider the comparison of office, as set forth in Hebrews Chapter four and five. … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Ring-tailed Monkey

The Zulu people of Southern Africa have an effective way to catch the ring-tailed monkey.  “Their trap is nothing more than a melon growing on a vine.  The seeds of this melon are the favorite of the monkey.  Knowing this, … Continue reading

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Revelation: The Harlot and the Bride

Two very different women are portrayed in the book of Revelation. Let’s notice… The Harlot (Revelation 17) Dress: “The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones” (17:4). The woman is wearing the same … Continue reading

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The Devil Tempts Jesus

“We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). Let us consider how the devil tempted Jesus and how Jesus handled the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Male-Female Interaction

 Charles  Hill  (now deceased) taught a class call “The preacher’s life and work,” at the school of preaching I attended.  He advised that  preachers should avoid being alone with a female in counseling, Bible study, or personal visits, or in any other … Continue reading

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How Are We Tempted? (Part two)

In medicine, the more that is known about how a disease is contracted, the better prepared one is to avoid it. In security, the more one understands how the employees or customers steal, the more prepared the company is to … Continue reading

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This Coming School Year

Did you know that the term “school,” as used for a place of learning, is derived from the Greek “schole,” which means “leisure”? It seems that the Greek mind so closely connected the concept of leisure with the pursuit of … Continue reading

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Two Women

The book of Proverbs describes two women.  One is the immoral woman, the temptress, the seductress (Proverbs 2:16; 5:3; 5:20; 6:24; 7:5; 20:16; 22:14; 23:27; 27:13).  Her lips drip with honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; But in … Continue reading

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How Are We Tempted? (Part 2)

The lessons learned from the previous writing: (1) Our temptations are derived out of our own lusts (desires).  (2) Satan does not force us to do wickedness.  Instead, he entices us.  His bait is our own lust (desire).  (3) Each human is housed … Continue reading

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How Are We Tempted? (Part 1)

In Medicine, the more that is known about how a disease is contracted, the better prepared one is to avoid it. In Security, the more one understands how the employees or customers steal, the more prepared the company is to … Continue reading

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