David’s Mighty Men – ATA

ataINQUIRY:
Who were the three mighty men of David, and did one of them kill 300 (1 Chronicles 11:6, 11-12) or 800 (2 Samuel 23:8-9) at once? Is there a contradiction? Continue reading

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The “My Jesus” Mentality

sun-304632_1280William J. Stewart | Do You Really Know Jesus?

According to The World Factbook1, one third of the world’s population (2.4 billion people) identify themselves as Christian. This includes everyone from those who are Christian in name only to those who might be viewed by others as fanatical. For the former, the idea of knowing Jesus may be far fetched—how can you really get to know a man who lived almost 2,000 years ago? However, for many in Christendom, getting to know Jesus better is a daily pursuit. Continue reading

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David & Achish – ATA

INQUIRY:
Was David afraid of (1 Samuel 21:12) or friendly with Achish (1 Samuel 27:3; 29:6, 9)? Is there a contradiction?  Continue reading

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Who Is The Antichrist?

antichristWilliam J. Stewart

The identify of “the Antichrist’ has been speculated upon by folks in the religious world for a long, long time. What does the Bible say about “the Antichrist”? Continue reading

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Dagon’s Temple – ATA

INQUIRY:
Was Dagon’s temple closed (1 Samuel 5:5; 7:3) or not (1 Chronicles 10:8-10) in the lifetime of Samuel? Is there a contradiction? Continue reading

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I Am Resolved … Are You?

New Year's ResolutionsWilliam J. Stewart

As we enter 2015, many will be making resolutions for the New Year. Here are some things I hope all members of the local church will resolve to do throughout the coming year.

Resolve is defined by Merriam-Webster as “…to reach a firm decision about…” (m-w.com). Each year at this time, people resolve to lose weight, to pay off debts, to save money, to read more, too spend more time with family, etc.. There is nothing wrong with any of these goals, but may I suggest some spiritual things to focus on in 2015. Continue reading

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Saul’s Sons – ATA

COMPLAINT:
Did all of Saul’s sons die with him (1 Chronicles 10:6; 1 Samuel 31:2, 6) or not (2 Samuel 2:7-9)? Is there a contradiction? Continue reading

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Christian Women

Mike Thomas | via Meditate On These Things, April 2014

I have a profound respect for Christian women who remain faithful to the Lord, even when they must do so on their own. These are the real heroes of life. If they have children at home, they bring them faithfully to every service. They are exhausted and tired, but they press on anyway because of their love for God and His will. These women have value and beauty that are beyond this world. Continue reading

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The Church of the New Testament

Chizuru Lowell Odoemelam | via Meditate On These Things, April 2014

Origin

The church of the New Testament differs a great deal from the church of the Old Testament. The Church of the Old Testament was called the church in the wilderness (Acts 7:38). It was a national church. It had its beginning from Mount Sinai, and it is sometimes referred to as Judaism. But the church of the New Testament has identifying features from the Scriptures. Continue reading

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Not Too Far From Judas

Tanner Campbell | via Meditate On These Things, April 2014

One of the most astounding accounts to read in the bible is the betrayal of the Christ. Not just the betrayal, but the events which lead up to it never fail to boggle my mind. However, the text is not just an historical account, but a far more personal event for everyone who is a disciple of Jesus. On many occasions, I’d say, we may not be too far from Judas. Continue reading

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