Category Archives: The Bible

Translation Issues from the Life of David

On Wednesday nights for the past several months, I’ve been preaching a series of sermons on the life of David. As part of my studying to prepare those sermons, I’ve had to deal with a couple of textual difficulties. One … Continue reading

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God’s Word Will Stand

God told the prophet Jeremiah to take a scroll and write on it all the words that God had spoken to him against not only the Jewish people but also against other nations (Jeremiah 36:1-2). Jeremiah carried out that assignment … Continue reading

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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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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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Just One More Ungodly Trend

More and more in our society the line between sexual classifications is getting blurred. Males are transitioning to become females. Females are transitioning to become males. Schools and businesses are now being forced to offer transgender bathrooms in addition to … Continue reading

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How a Man Named Jeconiah Affects the Christmas Story

Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers about the time they were carried away to Babylon. And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begot Zerubbabel. (Matthew 1:11-12, N.K.J.V.) Shortly following the death of King Solomon, the … 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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