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Life After Death 

I guess eternal life has been a much-debated issue for centuries. In fact, Socrates said, “All men’s souls are immortal, but the souls of the righteous are both immortal and divine.” Aristotle said, “Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and, consequently, imperishable.” Job said after his body was destroyed he would see God. (Job 19:24-25). Jesus assured us of life after death in John 11:25-26. Many ask before entering into anything…
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Sharing the Bible

Over the past, almost four months of doing the BIBLE INVESTIGATION class, the questions have run the gauntlet from emotional (“My family died in a tornado. Where was your God when I needed him most?”) to searching (“What does God want me to do with my life?”) to accusative (“What about all the contradictions and mistakes in the Bible?” – that question is coming up in August). The flood of questions coming in for our BIBLE INVESTIGATION class tells me…
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Judgment

In this world, we can look around and see shirts and tattoos and hats and signs which read: “Only God can judge me.” This statement is true but it is not exactly true by the way this attitude that exudes from most people. Is this statement just a way for folks to do what they want to without you and I saying anything? Do people really believe this? Do I believe this? Let’s take a few moments to study this statement.…
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Share to Share

Here’s a question for you. Do you want the message of God’s Word shared among 124 people or 471 people? I’m still very new to this world of online Bible teaching. I have been learning these past few weeks as I teach our various online Bible classes I am hopefully getting better. One thing I have noticed is the large fluctuation between the number of people viewing each particular class. That difference can be explained by the subject matter (perhaps a…
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A Difference in Evangelism 

We have been taught for years the lost are out there, somewhere and we need to be searching for those people. The other end of this spectrum is that we need to make sure we convert our young ones. Both of these statements are true but they are not the only times that evangelism is needed. I believe that evangelism is the most under-followed command of God for the individual Christian. God has not been specific on how we are…

Paul would disagree…

We often have friends and family who are not members of the Lord’s church. We love these folks but we cannot get them to see the truth. No matter how much we pray for them or study with them, they often answer the Bible truths by saying, “That is your interpretation.” If we are honest with the Word of God, we do not interpret it. We simply read and apply.  One of the greatest sins presented by Satan to fool…
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Was Spark “Worth it”?

 Our community might ask the question, “Was the effort and the expense of SPARK worth it?” I would say a resounding YES! Here is a posting from my Facebook page that talks about the impact of SPARK.  Some have asked about the impact of our 40 DAYS OF PRAYER and especially as those prayers related to our recently completed SPARK. I believe our great God richly blessed our prayers and here’s why. We had 3 baptisms and perhaps one of…