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Thoughts worthy of reflection

I am leading a sunday school class through the Book of Zechariah and in preparation for the class, I am reading a number of works: Iain Duguid’s EP commentary, Thomas Moore’s commentary from the time of the puritans and a … Continue reading

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Scripture must govern our facts

I was recently reading Satan Cast Out by Frederick Leahy.  Though the book is about biblical demonology, these two quotations related to biblical interpretation stood out to me as of particular importance given the prevailing views in many denominations that science … Continue reading

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True and False Religion – a Philosophical Answer

“The maxim of illusory religion runs: “Fear not; trsut in God and He will see that none of the things you fear will happen to you”; that of real religion, on the contrary is: “Fear not; the things that you … Continue reading

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Prayer as a way of Loving Others

“If we truly love people, we will desire for them far more than it is within our power to give them, and this will lead us to prayer.  Intercession is a way of loving others.” Richard Foster (Listening for God, … Continue reading

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On making time for prayer

“The great people of the earth today are the people who pray.  I do not mean those who talk about prayer; nor those who say they believe in prayer; nor yet those who can explain about prayer; but I mean … Continue reading

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Revival is a renewed focus on the glory of God

“Genuine revival is not a church growth strategy, evangelistic crusade or a series of miracle meetings, but rather the manifest glory of GOD that radically redefines and transforms the church from a man-centered institution to a corporate celebration of the … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible within the Grand Story

 “If we ever tell a particular Bible story without putting it into the overall main Bible story (about Christ) we actually change the meaning of the particular event for us. It becomes a moralistic exhortation to ‘try harder’ rather than … Continue reading

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On Being an American

“Americans were in effect, told that they could be whatever they wanted to be or happened to be as long as they recognized that the same applied to all other men and they were willing to support and defend the … Continue reading

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The Modern Jezebel of the church of Thyatira (Revelation 2:20)

In Revelation 2:20, Jesus condemns the church of Thyatira for their tolerance of the woman Jezebel?  But who is she and what might she be like?  If one accepts the premise that the church of Thyatira was blatantly rejecting the … Continue reading

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Which is better – a persecuted church or a prospering church?

“The church of Laodicea is a warning example. But, on the other hand, it is equally true that the church is never more nearly perfect in this dispensation than when it is called upon to fight the battle of faith, … Continue reading

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