Idol Worship in the Church
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In Numbers 21 the Children of Israel wanted the luxuries of Egypt instead of the presence of God. So God allowed snakes to enter the camp, providing the opportunity to learn how much they depended on Him. The people soon realized they had made a mistake and begged for the snakes to be removed. That … [Click to read more …]

Why Rebukes Make Me Feel Loved and Secure
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Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. Proverbs 27:6 NLT Long ago, I was writing a blog post about humor. I compared the humor of my friends in different areas. Just a few minutes after publishing my post, I got a call from a friend here where I live. He told me I better … [Click to read more …]

What Are You Worth?
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He gave justice and help to the poor and needy, and everything went well for him. Isn’t that what it means to know me?” says the Lord. Jeremiah 22:16 NLT George W. Jenkins not only began his Publix grocery store incorporation during the depression, but he also set up several foundations and charities so that even after his … [Click to read more …]

We’re All Okay, Right?
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…but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12 A couple of years ago I attended the “Best Weigh” program at my church. While I wanted to lose a little weight I was not aware of just how much weight I really needed to lose. The doctor … [Click to read more …]

We Are “AN” Opportunity, Not “THE” Opportunity
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And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14 NKJV While working as a Bible Worker and lay pastor in a small church in west Texas, several of the members told me they hoped I would … [Click to read more …]

God Doesn’t Want you Bringing Dead Cats to His Door
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Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV Ever been haunted by your past? … [Click to read more …]

The Theme of My Ministry
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One Sabbath afternoon at a luncheon, I met a former Bible Worker, who asked me what the theme of my ministry was. I told him the cross of Christ. He sneered and told me my theme was rather cliche. He very proudly went on to tell me that his theme was the health message. I … [Click to read more …]

Newsflash: Lessons on Jeremiah Now Available
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The Kindle version of the new 2015d quarterly on Jeremiah is now available, along with the Ellen White notes, and the companion book by Timothy Joseph Golden. See our Index page for the Jeremiah lessons. (You can also see the lesson titles for the next quarter, but the lessons themselves won’t be available online for … [Click to read more …]

Is Book Knowledge All You Need?
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While living in Texas, near Southwestern Adventist University I was good friends with a theology student and his wife. They just had a new baby when I called one evening. The husband was quick to get off the phone with me. I thought nothing of it, but apparently he thought he owed me an explanation when he called … [Click to read more …]