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The Day to Rejoice and be Glad

Psalms 118:24  This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. What is the “day” being spoken of here? In many church services, this verse is used to invite the believers to rejoice in the Lord. If read alone, the above verse does appear to say this. […]

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Building on the Ruins of Religion: Part 5 of 5

JESUS’ BODY WILL DO GREATER THINGS Remember, Jesus didn’t come to make converts but ambassadors. He didn’t desire a Church of immature individuals, but rather a Church of matured saints, unified into one body, thinking and ministering with one mind and one accord those things that come from the body’s one head—Jesus. The statement in […]

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Building on the Ruins of Religion – Part 2 of 5

RELATIONSHIP AND NOT RELIGION I’ve heard it said religion is man’s approach to God, and a relationship is God’s approach to man. I must agree. The Encarta Dictionary defines “religion as: (PLEASE NOTE: any Bolds, UPPERCASES, Underlines, or [bracketed area comments] are added by me.) “(1) people’s beliefs and opinions concerning the existence, nature, and worship of a deity or deities, and divine involvement in […]

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Broken and Crushed

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. (Psalms 34:18). David knew all too well what it’s like to be heartbroken and crushed in spirit. He felt the stings of rejection from his father, his brothers, his king, his men, his people, […]

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GROW Part 1 – Lesson 4 of 5

  GROW Part 1 / Lesson 4 – BORN AGAIN BY FAITH   1 Corinthians 15:1-4 1  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye […]

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Jesus Christ Coming in the Clouds

Angels told 500 disciples that the way they saw Jesus ascend into heaven would be the same manner in which they would see Him come again (See Acts 1). Consequently, some men teach this passage refers to a literal physical return of Jesus to the earth. But when we examine this verse, we find its emphasis is […]

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