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524 OPPOSITES BUT THE SAME.

Authored by stephen0porter on Fri, Mar 10 2017 - 06:34 PM

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Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. We have spirit without restraint (violence) and truth without love (complacency). These two things seem to be complete opposites and yet are the same thing in God’s eyes. Both are sin and are running rampant in the world ...

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Why the Child of God Should Study the Word of God

Authored by ASCombs2662 on Tue, Mar 07 2017 - 01:08 PM

Some time ago, I started sharing a series of reasons why the beliver should study the  Word of God.  I have been meaning to continue that series but, doctors and illness have interfered.  Following is the next installment:   Because of the example of Paul   Paul was probably the greatest Christian that ever lived.  ...

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523 ASK ANY GOAT.

Authored by stephen0porter on Thu, Mar 02 2017 - 05:13 PM

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Matthew 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. You can think and sound so awesome and intelligent but be completely wrong. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. We are always wanting to ‘share’ what we know, what we think, ...

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522 WE DO NOT LIVE IN A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY.

Authored by stephen0porter on Fri, Feb 24 2017 - 04:45 PM

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Deuteronomy 8:11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: A Christian country is not one who claims to be Christian, or one whose citizens go to some form of church or congregation, occasionally. A Christian country is one whose main goal is ...

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521 YOU CANNOT EAT THE WHOLE COW IN ONE MEAL!

Authored by stephen0porter on Sat, Feb 18 2017 - 05:20 PM

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Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: Today’s culture is producing some of the most ...

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520 YOUR HABITS CAN KILL YOU.

Authored by stephen0porter on Fri, Feb 10 2017 - 02:34 PM

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Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. We spend so much time trying to decide which is the right actions for OUR GOOD and miss the truth in God’s word. Every day we watch the news and hear the tone of the newscaster’s voice. Then we hear their viewpoint and are ...

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518 ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE SAVED?

Authored by stephen0porter on Fri, Feb 03 2017 - 04:10 PM

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Proverbs 6:3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. If you have read the scripture above, you should be scratching your head and asking ‘Huh?’ right now. What does my friend have to do with God’s salvation? There are as many ...

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The Tragedy of Rejecting Godly Counsel

Authored by greggordon on Fri, Feb 03 2017 - 09:39 AM

      We have all had times in our lives where believers in the Lord have given advice to us in our Christian walks. Sometimes it was a kind reminder of a verse or a practical suggestion in a situation. Other times it could even be an extreme “Thus saith the Lord.” What do we do with such counsel we recieve in ...

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518 PEACE.

Authored by stephen0porter on Sat, Jan 28 2017 - 06:45 AM

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John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Everyone wants peace. People pray for peace, struggle to find peace, and hope in some pretty strange things trying to gain peace but there is only one way to have real peace. Peace is ...

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517 I BELONG, SO I ATTEND.

Authored by stephen0porter on Sat, Jan 21 2017 - 05:54 AM

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1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? No, this is NOT about our body being the church. Our bodies are not the church. Our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, and Spirit of God are one and the same. They ...

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516 INFECTION!

Authored by stephen0porter on Sun, Jan 15 2017 - 09:44 AM

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John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. It is every religions desire to ‘see’ its disciples conforming to its doctrine, so ...

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515 ABSOLUTE VARIABLE!

Authored by stephen0porter on Fri, Jan 06 2017 - 04:02 PM

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Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: To mankind, the term ‘absolute variable’ is non-existent. Absolute; 9:  being self-sufficient and free of external references or relationships <an absolute term in logic> When ...

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Why the Child of God Should Study the Word of God: Part 4

Authored by ASCombs2662 on Wed, Jan 04 2017 - 12:27 AM

Because our Enemy the Devil has Read it. During the account in Matthew 4, Christ is tempted 3 times by the devil.  On each occasion the Savior answered Satan with the phrase, "It is written," and then proceeded to quote from the Word of God as  found in the book of Deuteronomy. But what is almost always overlooked is the fact that the ...

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Why the Child of God Should Study the Word of God: Part 3

Authored by ASCombs2662 on Sun, Jan 01 2017 - 06:29 PM

Because the Bible is God's chosen way to accomplish His divine will.   Sinners are saved through the message of the Bible   Romans 10:13-17 (KJV) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not ...

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514 TWO-SIDED DOOR.

Authored by stephen0porter on Sun, Jan 01 2017 - 01:47 PM

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John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. A door is a means to get somewhere that we do not have access to because of an impenetrable wall. Our sin has put up a wall between us and God and nothing WE can do will allow us to go through that wall. Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have ...

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Why the Child of God Should Study the Word of God: Part 2

Authored by ASCombs2662 on Sat, Dec 31 2016 - 01:16 PM

Because of the often-repeated command to read it. "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." (Joshua 1:8) "Study to shew thyself ...

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Why the Child of God Should Study the Word of God

Authored by ASCombs2662 on Fri, Dec 30 2016 - 07:35 AM

At first glance it would seem totally unnecessary to discuss reasons for studying God's Word.  One might assume that, upon conversion the most natural thing for a new believer to do would be to begin a lifelong study of that Book which originally brought him to Christ.  But personal observation as well as church history, proves the facts ...

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513 THE TEAM.

Authored by stephen0porter on Sun, Dec 18 2016 - 11:51 AM

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John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. Remember, when we were kids? Yeh, back then; before the internet, computers and televisions. (TVs for those younger ones. ...

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512 GOD IS LOVE!

Authored by stephen0porter on Sat, Dec 10 2016 - 02:39 PM

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1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. The scripture says that God IS love. I have heard many people say that we cannot be like God because He is God and we are just men. There are two reasons why they would say that; both have to do ...

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511 CHRISTIAN CONDUCT.

Authored by stephen0porter on Sat, Dec 03 2016 - 05:16 AM

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John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. This one should be fun. I have heard of people who have been to God’s alter and repented, then turned and said ‘Now, don’t tell ME what to do.” How are they going to learn unless we teach them? They were living in sin and, ...

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510 GIVE ME MONEY!

Authored by stephen0porter on Sat, Nov 26 2016 - 05:37 PM

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1 Samuel 12:3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you. God hates a bribe. It perverts judgement and corrupts ...

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509 FEAR; THE GREAT ROBBER.

Authored by stephen0porter on Sat, Nov 19 2016 - 01:37 PM

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Psalm 48:6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. Anything, done to excess, is not good for us. We can over-eat, over-work, over-learn, over-relax, over-react, over-emphasize, over-hate, and so on. 1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order. We are always the ones who have to pay when we over- ...

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508 DID THE DEVIL LIE, OR JUST NOT TELL THE TRUTH?

Authored by stephen0porter on Fri, Nov 11 2016 - 07:07 AM

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Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Did the devil lie? What he said in verse 5 is true. Man would know good and evil after they ate from the fruit of the forbidden tree. The truth is, is that man already knew good but knew no evil. He ...

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507 IT WAS GIVEN TO ME!

Authored by stephen0porter on Fri, Nov 04 2016 - 04:11 PM

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Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. We have the mistaken belief that things we possess or have authority over belong to us. The truth is, is ...

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THE REALITY OF JESUS

Authored by m7thprophet on Thu, Nov 03 2016 - 10:31 AM

                                                      THE REALITY OF JESUS  ...

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