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Resurrection Relevance

Resurrection Relevance The resurrection of Jesus Christ matters. It relates. Your spiritual life and well-being depend on it.   At the very heart of everything that is truly ‘Christian’ is Jesus’ resurrection. In baptism, the believer dies with Jesus and is “raised with Him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised Him […]

People-Blessings

  When God observed Adam’s need for a companion, none in the parade of animals Adam had named would do.  He needed a ‘help’ who was ‘meet’ (suitable) for him.  Only another person would do, and not one identical to Adam, so God blessed Adam with Eve.  Since that day, time and again God has […]

Where Did Nadab & Abihu Go Wrong?

  The opening verses of Leviticus 10 startle us.  The manner and suddenness of Nadab & Abihu’s deaths beg our consideration.  God teaches important lessons which benefit those who respect His judgments and humbly learn from them. Leviticus 10:1-2 make sense in context.  If Nadab & Abihu’s fiery deaths seem overly harsh to us, we […]

Finding Your Place of Service

‘Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”  (Romans 12:11)   Among the responses to last Sunday evening’s sermon on ‘service’ was one likely felt by others, too: “Good sermon, but hard to implement.” Yes, difficult, though the reasons for this difficulty vary.  This week I’ve been contemplating two primary […]

Church Buildings

“Church Buildings” Solomon built a house “for the name of Jehovah” (1 Kings 8:17-20), but knew at the time that God “dwelleth not in temples made with hands.” (Vss. 27-30, Acts 7:47-f) The tabernacle, and later the temple, was God’s house only in keeping with the typology of the Old Covenant. No amount of “dedication” could […]