How to Grow a Church

For hundreds of years God had worked almost exclusively through the Jews, but He had promised Abraham that all the nations of the earth would be blessed in him (Gen. 12:3). Centuries later, God revealed to Paul that Gentiles, former enemies of the Jews and strangers...

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A Glimpse of “New-Clear” Information

If a man named Noah began building an ark today, people would doubtless think he had gone around the bend. I do not mean the Ark Encounter built by Ken Ham in Kentucky. I do not fault Ham for building and using the Ark for family purposes. It is his method of bringing...

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God’s Divine Antagonists

There are no accidents with the living God. He began creation with a plan in mind. After a period of humiliation because of his pride, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, declared that God does all things according to His will in the armies of heaven (the angels) and...

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The Narrative of the Not Many’s (2)

I cannot recall all the many details that led me to the Lord Jesus Christ and His gospel of grace, but I do recall some.  My spiritual adventure began at the age of 20. After graduating from Brazosport High School, I launched out on my own in this world and moved back...

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The Narrative of the Not Many’s (1)

“A Narrative of the Not Many’s” is the title of this blog series. These blogs will draw primarily from the words of the apostle Paul to the Corinthian church. It is as though Paul asked the little congregation at Corinth to look around at their fellow believers. What...

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World Tyranny with a Divine Purpose

A believer in Jesus Christ blogging from a Christian worldview should recognize that truth is possible only when the Holy Spirit and His ministry of truth telling is involved. Jesus spoke these words concerning the Spirit’s ministry.  “However, when He, the Spirit of...

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Blowing Winds of Change

For many worldwide, Christ’s death on a cross, His burial, and His resurrection is old news. It is now over 2,000 years old. But it is as important to teach today as though the empty tomb was discovered yesterday. As the political and maybe prophetic headwinds appear...

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The Psalm 127:1 Principle

A principle from God’s Word leaped from Psalm 127:1 into my heart this week during my devotional time! Psalm 127:1 is the verse assigned our church to memorize this week, and oh how the Word of God speaks when we are committing it to memory! “Unless the LORD builds...

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The Other Parables

The Mustard Seed, Encompassing the World If one just takes the Word of God for what it says and does not read anything into it or take from it or spiritualize it in any way, they’re on a fast track to truth. The reason is that the words of the Bible are spiritually...

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Two Sowers, Two Seeds

It is really hard to unpack the parables of Christ against the backdrop of a postmodern world, but think back with me. The Jews had rejected God’s King. At His first coming, Jesus Christ had given them more than enough proof that He was their Messiah. But the Jewish...

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Get to the Lifeboat!

Psalm 2 helps me to make sense of the surging spiritual rebellion and rage that we are seeing at present. The international news is bleak, with daily incoming news of wars, with the accompanying death and horror, and additional news of hostile military planning and...

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