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Lessons From The Life Of Nathan

by William J. Stewart When we focus on great people in the Bible, we often look at Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Peter, Paul, etc., and rightly so, for these are wonderful people of faith. And yet there are countless “minor” … Continue reading

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The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King

by William J. Stewart When unexpected circumstances come, it can turn our lives upside-down. Jonathan, Saul’s son, was heir to the throne of Israel, until his father’s sin removed the monarchy from the family (1 Samuel 13:7-14; 15:24-28). This loss … Continue reading

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Teaching In Song

by William J. Stewart Humans are creatures of rhythm and rhyme. Our lives are surrounded by sound and poetry; from the time we rise in the morning (alarm clock, perhaps a radio alarm) to the time we lay our head … Continue reading

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The Covenant-Victim

by William J. Stewart Unless you are familiar with Young’s Literal Translation, the title of today’s article will be foreign to you. I believe Young’s (YLT) is a unique and excellent translation of the Scriptures, but seldom used. One text … Continue reading

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Strange Music

by William J. Stewart Leviticus 10 tells of Nadab and Abihu, two of the sons of Aaron. Notice the first few verses: Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put … Continue reading

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God Talks To Me (3 of 3)

by William J. Stewart We continue to look at the claim made by some that God speaks directly to them. Today, we want to consider some texts about the Holy Spirit, and the emphasis on the written word in the … Continue reading

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God Talks To Me (2 of 3)

by William J. Stewart Does God speak to folks directly, by visions or in dreams today? Many in the religious world will answer yes, citing personal experiences as evidence. As we noted last week, such claims cannot be authenticated, and … Continue reading

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God Talks To Me (1 of 3)

by William J. Stewart Occasionally I’ve studied with folks who claim God speaks to them. Typically their claim to divine revelation is made when something comes up in a Bible discussion they disagree with. The claim is essentially, “God said … Continue reading

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Will The Real Mom Please Stand Up

by William J. Stewart 1 Kings 3:16-28 There are several great texts and examples of mothers we could look at from the Scriptures for Mother’s Day. The text chosen may not be commonly used to discuss motherhood, but I believe … Continue reading

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Heavenly Hope In Christ

by William J. Stewart The apostle Peter once inquired of the Lord, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?” (Matthew 19:27) The question is valid. What benefit is to be derived from forsaking all … Continue reading

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