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John the Baptist: The Old Testament Link to the New

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When God gave us His Word, it was progressive. It was and is true – all of it, but was revealed little by little. At least a few thousand years passed before the Gospel was fully made known with the appearing of Jesus in flesh. With that in mind, how far back must we go, and how much...

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Is There a Place for Persuasion?

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We have settled into the understanding that the Holy Spirit of God convicts and convinces people of their sin and their need for a Savior. God is the giver of the gift of faith to believe the Gospel. Spreading the good seed of the Word is our responsibility, but it is God who brings the...

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That's Just What I Believe

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There are many today who believe that salvation, however they might define it, is a leap of faith into the dark, an arbitrary decision based on no adequate reason to believe what is being embraced as true. If you were to ask some people today what they believed would happen to them when they...

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The Evidence

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 If we were detectives working on a case, we would be seeking out evidence, which would either affirm or redirect our assumptions. Even with the evidence in hand, the judge and jury would have to be convinced. Without evidence, the case might well be dismissed. The Gospel, the account of...

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How Passionate Are We to Make the Gospel Known?

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How passionate are we to make the Gospel known? How far would we go? We are preparing to crack open the Gospel according to Luke. Luke was a Greek. He never met Jesus in the flesh. He was a physician who traveled with the Apostle Paul. He watched Paul preach and teach and persuade people to...

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God Pardons Because He Chooses

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The psalmist wrote, “For your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great.” Earlier in the psalm, David wrote, “Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!&rdquo...

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The Trip Matters!

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Six of us were sitting in tubes floating down a river in East Tennessee. Most of the time it was a lazy river, with only an occasional rapid. We hung onto each other’s tubes so we could stay together. I think we probably set a record for the slowest travel time recorded, but we arrived...

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What Make You Mad or Glad?

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What makes you glad? What makes you mad? As I consider those two questions I’m a bit embarrassed. I tend to get mad at things that don’t matter – and I get glad at other things that also don’t matter. I get mad if someone slips in front of me and takes the parking place I...

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You Pity the Plant

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 “And the LORD said, ‘You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their...

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God Lessons

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Jonah has always fascinated me. Critics are sidetracked by the big “prophet-eating” fish, but that portion of the story is really incidental. The main character is God and the storyline is about Him! Jonah had to learn that and so do we. “God lessons” are designed to...

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