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Worshiping with a Renewed Spirit

by William J. Stewart A midday break while walking from Judea to Galilee resulted in a significant conversation. So weighty were the matters discussed, that the Holy Spirit had John record it for all future would-be worshipers. “The hour is coming, … Continue reading

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Are Things In This World Inherently Sinful?

by William J. Stewart It is important for us to walk in God’s way, to be in the world and not of the world. We do not want to practice or accept what is contrary to God’s will. Some, in … Continue reading

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Could You Repeat That?

by Rusty Taylor | via bridgeviewchurch.com We know well the importance of certain sayings that the biblical authors saw fit to state not once but twice. Paul says in Galatians 1:8-9, “But even if we or an angel from heaven … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want To Grow Up

by Jim Mickells | via The Hickory Heights Messenger Sylvia and I were watching America’s Funniest Home Videos on night a few years ago, when a teacher asked some of their students a question. There were two young boys, about … Continue reading

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How to Form a Good Character

by Dee Bowman | via The Hickory Heights Messenger Character is the accumulation of qualities that distinguish one person from another. Character is not just one single trait, but the accumulation of all a person is, the sum total of … Continue reading

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What About the Thief on the Cross?

by Keith Sharp When faced with a Bible passage that plainly teaches the necessity of water baptism for salvation, many of our friends protest, “But what about the thief on the cross? He was saved forty feet above the high … Continue reading

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God Only Needs One Stone

by William J. Stewart Goliath, the Philistine giant, challenged Israel to produce a champion to fight him one on one. The loser’s people would serve the victor’s nation (1 Samuel 17:8-10). Israel did not send out a man, rather they … Continue reading

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Is Your House In Order?

by William J. Stewart I’m not asking if your dishes are done, if the floor is swept, the carpets are vacuumed, the light fixtures are dusted, etc.. Our title refers to 2 Kings 20, where the prophet Isaiah was sent … Continue reading

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Peaks & Valleys of Faith

by William J. Stewart Peaks and valleys in life is a common thing. Whether we are talking about our relationships, career, health, finances, emotional well being, or faith, there will be high and low moments. A survey of what we know … Continue reading

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The Samuel Complex

by William J. Stewart When he was an old man, the elders of Israel approached Samuel, who served as a prophet, priest and judge among his people, and said, “make us a king to judge us like all the nations” … Continue reading

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