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A Reminder PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ronald Stringer   

Sometimes we hear that there are too many preachers who are preaching on love.  People say that some preachers are not teaching all of the truths that the Bible contains, which we all need to hear.  This is true.  There are too many preachers who are not following the example of Paul and teaching the entire revelation of God (Acts 20:20).  However, we occasionally do need to be reminded about how much God loves us and about the kind of love He expects us to show others.

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More Than You Think PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jason Longstreth   

At the end of the third chapter of Ephesians, as Paul is making his transition between the theological arguments that made up the first half of the book and the practical application that makes up the rest of the book, we have a very interesting and encouraging passage.  It is interesting because it gives us something to think about.  It is encouraging because it should strengthen our hope.  Ephesians 3:20-21 says, “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be thee glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.  Amen.”  Let’s take a few minutes to examine this passage and what it teaches us.

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Come Let Us Reason Together PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kris Brewer   

There are hundreds, if not thousands of religious doctrines in the world today. As a result, there are hundreds, if not thousands of religious denominations in the world today. This has become acceptable, even preferable to most people today. Many view the great number of denominations as a benefit because it offers more opportunity for people to “be religious.” After all there must be something of a religious nature out there that will suit everyone! This attitude is reflected in “bumper sticker religion.” On any given day, we can find numerous cars that preach to us, “One church is as good as another” or “Attend the church of your choice.” Perhaps it is time to reevaluate this mentality!

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Man After God's Heart PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kris Brewer   

David, the second king over Israel, was identified as being a “man after God’s own heart.” (1 Samuel 13:14)  That has to be one of the greatest testimonies ever given to a man.  An examination of David’s life will show why he was identified in such glowing terms.  We can learn much from the character, and example of David.  We should want to be those who are “after God’s own heart,” and we can mimic the characteristics exhibited by David to grow into that type of people.

 

David was brave. Even when victory seemed virtually impossible, David was willing to stand and fight on the side of God.  When the rest of the army of Israel was cowering in humiliation at the mocking of the Philistine giant, Goliath, David was ready to go to battle.  He was willing to face impossible odds, even when the king himself was not willing to fight.  David’s bravery did not end with his defeat of Goliath.  He went on to become a great warrior.  In fact, by the time David’s reign came near to its end, he was restrained from building the temple because he had shed too much blood.  That task was left for his son, Solomon.

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Moral Consequences of Evolution PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kris Brewer   

The debate about human origins has raged since before the time of Charles Darwin.  In modern times, the battle lines have been drawn between evolution and creationism.  Much can certainly be written on those subjects, but this article will focus on the moral consequences of accepting the theory of evolution to be true.

 

While many may come to the conclusion that evolution is true based on an examination of the evidence, there are many others that come to believe in evolution because they like the moral implications of the theory. There are only two possibilities for the origin of our universe, and consequently the origin of mankind.  Either evolution is correct, and all that we see came from non-living sources, or creation is correct and there is an all powerful being that brought what we see into being.  The moral consequences of these two theories are drastically different.  If there is a creative being, then there is an obligation placed upon the creation to seek out His will and be obedient to Him.  His will defines a standard of morality for us.  If there is no creative being, then there is no standard of morality.

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