The Corruption of Mankind

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation...

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A Tale of Two Tamars

It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife. You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be...

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The Temple

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple   those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of...

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Spiritual Warfare

“When Jesus had spoken these words, He went forth with His disciples over the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden, in which He entered with His disciples. Now Judas also, who was betraying Him, knew the place, for Jesus had often met there with His disciples. Judas...

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MLK and Drum Major Instincts

We have been celebrating the life of Martin Luther King on a national level since Congress passed a bill recognizing his birthday, January 15, as a national holiday in 1983. It is appropriate that America recognize and remember the man and his accomplishments, especially as they relate to civil rights....

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Fully Assured

“For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is...

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Perspective

When I was first introduced to studying the Bible, it was in the context of the King James version and I had a hard time with it. The old English employed in King James left me searching for meaning to many idioms of speech that the original translators utilized. For...

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Resurrection Life

The pivotal point of the account of the raising of Lazarus in John 11 is Jesus’s words found in verses 25-26, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die....

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Hesed

One of the most important words in the Old Testament Hebrew is hesed, translated “mercy” in the King James, but may be better translated “lovingkindness.” According to Spiros Zodhiates, a noted Greek scholar, hesed goes beyond mercy and encompasses more completely the idea of God’s loyalty to covenant obligations. “Because...

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