Category Archives: Scripture

The Importance of Context

“For where two or three are gathered in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20, N.K.J.V.). Countless pastors, leading sparsely attended church services, have justified continuing on with those meetings by quoting this verse. As … Continue reading

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God Came from Teman

God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. (Habakkuk 3:3, K.J.V.) Most of us have at one time or another asked, “Where did … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Rebuke Is In Order

Living the Christian life isn’t easy. Along with our turning the other cheek (Matthew 5:38-39), loving our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48), not judging (Matthew 7:1-6), forgiving those who have sinned against us (Luke 11:4), showing mercy (Luke 6:36), and being kind … Continue reading

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The Middle

Did you watch the Super Bowl this year? If so, did you see Jeep’s commercial featuring Bruce Springsteen? The commercial was called “The Middle” and featured Springsteen visiting a tiny chapel that purportedly stands on the site of the exact … Continue reading

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Why Don’t All Christians Believe the Same Way?

People wonder how sincere Christians can come to such different opinions in regards to what the Bible teaches. Why are there so many denominations? Why are there so many Christian groups? Why are there so many offshoots? Why are there … Continue reading

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The Bible & the Coronavirus

Like everybody else, my little corner of the world has been affected by the coronavirus even though no cases have been reported yet here in Mitchell county, NC. Our governor, Roy Cooper, has cancelled all public schools for at least … Continue reading

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An Example of Why Bible Study is Hard Work

A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men. (Proverbs 18:16, N.K.J.V.) This verse provides us with a case in point of how the Bible can sometimes be difficult to correctly interpret and apply. The Hebrew … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Psalm 119:105

The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew (with just a handful of passages written in Aramaic), and the New Testament was written in Greek. So, unless you can read those languages, you need an English translation of the Bible. … Continue reading

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Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

Twice in the past few weeks I’ve been asked, “Where did Cain get his wife?” The reason for the question is obvious to anyone who has read Genesis chapter 4. Genesis 4:1-15 speaks of a time when Adam and Eve … Continue reading

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How George Muller Used His Bible

Preachers have been using stories from the life of Rev. George Muller as sermon illustrations for a long time now. Muller was an evangelist and a missionary, but he is most famous for founding and overseeing multiple orphanages and Christian … Continue reading

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