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All by Myself

All by Myself

Elijah faced 850 false prophets and “called them out” on Mt. Carmel. He called for a face-to-face meeting with one of Israel’s worst and weakest kings: Ahab. He challenged a widow of Zarephath to trust in God and give him the last food she had, and in so doing...
Spina Absentia

Spina Absentia

According to my 9th Grade Revised Latin, the title means “no backbone.” Physically, this devastates the body, making it impossible to function. This is tragic. But more tragic is spiritual “spina absentia.” This “spinelessness” is too common in the Lord’s body, and we...
Redefining Love and Hate

Redefining Love and Hate

Every few years, our language changes, and words take on different shades of meaning, or they change meaning entirely. Such is the case with the words “love” and “hate”. “Hate” still means to despise something, and “love” still means to adore. However, nowadays people...
Keeping Things “Mended”

Keeping Things “Mended”

When Jesus called James and John to be His disciples, they were “… in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets” (Matthew 4:21). Think for a moment about fishermen “mending” their nets. The nets were a precious possession to these men. Their livelihood...
Authority and Benevolence

Authority and Benevolence

Imagine this scenario: A woman comes to a school principal and explains an urgent medical condition in her family. A daughter is gravely ill and needs surgery that will cost $10,000. The family has no insurance, limited income, and an already huge debt. After...
God’s Law on Marriage

God’s Law on Marriage

Many today marry, divorce, and remarry without considering God’s law. In fact, statistics show that about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce and the percentage increases in the number of times you have been married. Even among brethren,...

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