Articles & Essays

LESSONS FROM THE BEGINNING AND ENDING OF JESUS’ EARTHLY MINISTRY

LESSONS FROM THE BEGINNING AND ENDING OF JESUS' EARTHLY MINISTRY—LUKE 5:1-11 (CSB) As the crowd was pressing in on Jesus to hear God’s word, he was standing by Lake Gennesaret. He saw two boats at the edge of the lake; the fishermen had left them and were washing...

Shalom: The Peace of God

Excerpts from the book Shalom by Douglas J. Harris When I read Douglas Harris’ book, Shalom, in 1988, I was so impressed with its scope and comprehension of God’s peace that I very presumptuously excerpted the more salient points here with the hope of sharing this...

The Servant Who Leads, The Leader Who Serves

The Servant Who Leads, The Leader Who Serves A word study on the essentials of Christian servant-leadership For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.~Jesus of Nazareth, Mark 10:45 As the glory of Jesus’...

On Suffering

Elizabeth Rooney  Bear ye one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.~Galatians 6:2....

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Shalom: The Peace of God

Shalom: The Peace of God

Excerpts from the book Shalom by Douglas J. Harris When I read Douglas Harris’ book, Shalom, in 1988, I was so impressed with its scope and comprehension of God’s peace that I very presumptuously excerpted the more salient points here with the hope of sharing this...

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SALVATION IS A SURE THING

SALVATION IS A SURE THING

AM I REALLY SAVED?HOW CAN I BE SURE?(THE BIBLE SAYS SO) Your salvation does not depend upon the strength of your faith, for your salvation is found completely in Christ and his saving work for you. Take heart in God’s own words as he assures you of your salvation....

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Reflections on the Ten Commandments

Reflections on the Ten Commandments

Shaped by generations of Egyptian bondage, Israel had lost the ability to organize their own lives and society. With no provision for self-rule, they essentially knew two things: God had called them to be a blessed and great nation[1] and they were Egyptian slaves....

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GOD’S GOT YOUR NUMBER

GOD’S GOT YOUR NUMBER

Ken Gaub "God, sometimes I wonder if you know where I am!" I mused to myself.  A melancholy cloud of self-pity enshrouded my mind as I tried to concentrate on driving. "God, even a preacher needs for you to let him know once in a while that you are aware of him," I...

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On Suffering

On Suffering

Elizabeth Rooney  Bear ye one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.~Galatians 6:2. We are one another's burdens, and when we relate to someone, we bear them, not just their burdens. This concept gives significance to the most casual contact, between the...

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