The Sign Among Signs–Luke 11:29

The problem both then and now is not one of credible evidence, but one of incredible unbelief—no sign would have been good enough and Jesus was not about to give them one, except the sign of Jonah, the Sign among many signs.

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Faith is Not in the Genes—Romans 9:6

When it comes to the human race, we are a melting pot of nations stirred up in a cauldron of condemnation. Our only way out of the pot is the ladle of God’s mercy and grace.

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Well-Rooted Tree or Wind-Blown Rubbish–Psalms 1

Each of us is born with a negative attitude toward the things of God. We have a natural bent towards rejecting God in favor of our own interests. Without Him in our lives, we, as human beings, are self-destructive individually or as people groups.  When it comes to philosophies and government types (how we should […]

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The Marriage Puzzle: Making of a Memorable Marriage–Romans 12:9-21

Before reading this article, please read Romans12:9-21 to understand the character that is required in those who desire lasting and fruitful relationships, especially in marriage. Just like a puzzle, a marriage is the union of thousands of pieces that when properly placed together portrays a beautiful picture of unity. The difference between a puzzle that […]

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Tread Carefully! The Path is Perilous–1 Cor. 3:17

“If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.” How does a man destroy the church? Selfishness, unfettered ambition, or arrogance is the nemesis menacing the human race. Eighteenth-century theologian and pastor, Jonathan Edwards, believed that ambition was man’s […]

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Leave It On—1 Thessalonians 5:19

“Do not quench the Spirit.” In verse 19-22, Paul is concerned with purity or sanctification—being set apart from the world to reflect the will and character of God. He warns the people that rejecting God’s view of sexual purity is synonymous with rejecting him and, therefore, the Holy Spirit whose function is to guide and […]

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Only One–Mark 10:18

“And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good except God.’” These words are Jesus’ response to a man who addressed him as “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (10:17). Verse 18 appears like a passing shot, which Jesus does not amplify upon before moving […]

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A Celebration with Candles? Ecclesiastes 7:1

“A good name is better than a good ointment, and the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.” How is the day of her death better than her birthday? After all, we celebrate birthdays, not “death-days.” A valued friend eloquently and aptly described the day of his daughter’s death: “This […]

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No Pain, No Gain–2 Corinthians 1:5

“Just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.” Suffering includes any number of the following undesirables: loss of control, sadness or sorrow, fear, anger, rejection, shame, disappointment, grief, guilt, futility. Suffering can be described as prolonged physical pain that is attached to illness or injury […]

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