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The lies we believe in the COVID-19 wilderness

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The way we see the world is often wrong. We see what is happening right now–the coronavirus pandemic–and panic in isolation. We focus on current problems and miss God’s constant provisions. Israel did the same as they wandered through the wilderness for 40 years. A constant theme surfaces in the book of Exodus and Numbers. God […]

Bible Devotions

How Death Brings Life (Numbers 35)

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In Number’s 35, the Levites inherit land and cities that serve as a refuge to any person who accidentally kills another person. Yet there is one provision. The year the high priest dies the people in refuges cities are released and set free. The death of the high priest frees the condemned people. This seems […]

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Notes on Spiritual Gifts, by Tom Schreiner

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Here are some notes and highlights from my reading of Spiritual Gifts, by Tom Schreiner. In Spiritual Gifts, Schreiner explains his “nuanced cessationism” view of Spiritual gifts.  He argues from Ephesians 2:20, the church is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, and since that foundation is laid these gifts no longer remain–they […]

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Philippians in 4-Weeks

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Download plan to Evernote with check boxes.  Goal — Read and respond to the Bible FIVE days a week to develop the habit of hearing from God. I’ll post daily videos on instagram and facebook to help you along the way. You can do it! Tools — Bible and Journal. Week 1   Philippians 1:1-2 Philippians 1:3-11 […]

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ESSAY: What is Expository Preaching?

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EXPOSITORY PREACHING I heard expository preaching before I could talk. Hardin Baptist Church called my father as their pastor when I was three months old. For the past 36 years I have listened to Bro. Ricky (Dad) preach verse-by-verse through books of the Bible. He opens the word, says what God said, and applies it […]

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Bankrupt to billionaire | Romans 3:22-23

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“the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:22-23 And there it is. The righteousness of God apart from the law. Righteousness not earned by good deeds, but free through faith. Not generic […]