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Cursed Be Canaan

A preacher and dear friend in Africa contacted me, asking me to explain why Noah cursed Canaan (Genesis 9:18-27).  Let’s consider the text… “Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard.  Then he drank of the wine and … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Generation

At one point in the not too distant past, many intellectuals believed in a doctrine called “spontaneous generation” or “A-biogenesis.” That is, it was thought that life could spontaneously arise from non-living or inanimate matter. Prominent men believed this: Men such as … Continue reading

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Ethics: Body and Brain II

We are “fearfully and wonderfully made”, a “marvelous” work (Psalm 139:14). However, many are self-destructive and never come close to fulfilling their potential. Dr. Bess Francher observed, “we don’t have much to say about how we look at sixteen. But we … Continue reading

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The Seven Signs: Water to Wine (John 2:1-11)

The number seven was a significant number to the Jews.  The Hebrew term for seven “comes from the Hebrew SHEVAH which means ‘to be full, satisfied, or enough’… Perfection and fullness are… symbolized in this number.” The book of John … Continue reading

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Qualifications of Elders

They’re called by three different terms.  These terms are descriptive of the nature and work of those men.  (1) Elders/Presbyters (Acts 11:30; 14:23; 15:2; 15:4; 15:6; 15:22; 15:23; 16:4; 20:17; 21:18; 1 Tim. 4:14; 5:17; 5:19; Titus 1:5; James 5:14; … Continue reading

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