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He Appeared to Be Dead

August 14th, 2018

He Appeared to Be Dead

Acts 20:8-10 (KJB) And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. 9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. 10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not ...

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Not Every Person Will Rest in Peace In Death

August 13th, 2018

Not Every Person Will Rest in Peace In Death

John 3:36 (KJB) He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Many times, when people attend a funeral they leave with a false sense of security about their now deceased loved one.  Perhaps they have even acquired false thinking about their own approaching death.

The true nature of physical and spiritual death ...

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Wise Words from a Devout Jew

August 12th, 2018

Wise Words from a Devout Jew

Acts 10:34-35 (KJB) Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Peter opened his mouth and boldly revealed thoughts that had been at work in his heart.

Peter a devout Jew, had certainly been raised from his youth with a picture of his nation being “the chosen nation” ...

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Overturn, Overturn, Overturn

August 11th, 2018

Overturn, Overturn, Overturn

Ezekiel 21:27 (KJB) I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.

God saw fit to use the same word overturn three consecutive times in this verse.  This fact should serve to make us pay close attention to the importance of this word in relation to the message of this verse.  Really, when else did God choose to use a single ...

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The Spirit of God Overwhelmed Them

August 10th, 2018

The Spirit of God Overwhelmed Them

Acts 6:10 (KJB) And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.

The “he” in this verse is pointing to Stephen.  He was a man of God filled with His Spirit.  When Stephen spoke, it was the Spirit of God at work inside him who was speaking, when he acted it was action led by the Spirit of God.

Stephen was a man with a supernatural Spirit-filled testimony ...

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Lay It down and Let God

August 9th, 2018

Lay It down and Let God

Matthew 11:29 (KJB) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

God’s instruction is straight and to the point.  It is easy sounding, lay your problems down and let Him handle them.  This can be easy to read and say to yourself but putting it into practice can be anything but easy!

The truth never changes that God ...

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Lawlessness Abounds

August 8th, 2018

Lawlessness Abounds

Psalm 119:126 (KJB) It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

Many have tried and continue to try to void the law of God.  Doing so is a futile effort for no man can overpower or change that which God has divinely established.

Mankind was spiritually lukewarm and lawless in the ancient times in which David lived. David begged God in this divinely inspired scripture verse to intervene in this great wickedness. ...

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Let Another Take His Bishoprick

August 7th, 2018

Let Another Take His Bishoprick

Acts 1:20 (KJB) For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.

This verse begs me to ask a few questions.

First, if you are like me you must ask, “what is a bishoprick?”  This word is certainly an interesting sounding word, but it is likely you have no idea what it means.  It is an ancient word not ...

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A Little Faith is a Lot When God is Involved

August 6th, 2018

A Little Faith is a Lot When God is Involved

Hebrews 11:30 (KJB) By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.

This power packed scripture verse is found smack dab right in the middle of a litany of verses about individuals who chose to place faith in God.  Some call this chapter of Hebrews the “Faith Hall of Fame.”  It mentions several Old Testament people, including Rahab, Moses, Gideon, and others you are ...

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Jesus Asked a Timeless Question of His Enemies

August 5th, 2018

Jesus Asked a Timeless Question of His Enemies

Matthew 23:33 (KJB) Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Jesus knew the answer to this question.  He also knew the heart condition of these men.  He knew that they had no spiritual understanding now, nor had any inkling of Calvary yet to come, but it was an important and probing question to ask.

This question still reverberates with a hard truth today.

Sadly, there are many ...

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