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Patience: A Key Command

February 25, 2019

Patience: A Key Command As many scholars have noticed, the epistle of James is deeply influenced by the teachings of Jesus during His earthly ministry, often alluding to His words and addressing similar issues. The Moody Bible Commentary points out 24 parallels between James and the Sermon on the Mount. Today’s verse brings to mind Jesus’...

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Question and Answer

February 1, 2015

How can we say that God promises to deliver and protect us when believers around the world are murdered and tortured? What are we protected and kept safe from? If He promises protection, then what does protection mean? Question and Answer Your question is timely, considering the world we are living in—indeed, the kind of world people have...

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Treasure in the Bible

June 1, 2019

Today_with_the_President Treasure in the Bible On any given day, we spend most of our waking hours working for that paycheck. Perhaps that's why 2,350 verses in the Bible deal with finances. In fact, more Bible verses refer to money than to faith, love, and baptism put together. To be good stewards of our material treasures, particularly...

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Question and Answer

September 1, 2014

What language did God use to converse with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden? Question and Answer We don’t know what language God used to converse with Adam and Eve in Eden. It was probably the language everybody spoke until the confusion of the languages at the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1–9). God still communicates with us through the Bible,...

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Question and Answer

July 1, 2010

My eight–year–old grandson asked me why God punished the whole world because of what Adam and Eve did. How shall I answer him? Question and Answer First, admit that it is a hard question. Then tell him that God does not punish anybody because of somebody else's sin. You can read a few verses in Ezekiel 18 to make that point. For example,...

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Devotion for March 7, 2010

March 7, 2010

Devotion for March 7, 2010 Essayists James and Kate Williams reflected on humor and Christians: “The best humor, seen among both believers and unbelievers, is redemptive in orientation. . . . In an argument, humor can gently or uproariously sweep away the sinful battlements built by pride, which desires always to be taken seriously.” In our...

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Patience Works against Pride

November 27, 2017

Patience Works against Pride William Shakespeare’s King Lear portrays one of the most prideful characters in English literature. In the first scene, he calls upon his three daughters to flatter him as the basis for dividing up the kingdom. Two comply, but the third cannot. In a rage, he banishes her, though she is the only one who loves him...

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Question and Answer

December 1, 2010

In light of all of the religions in the world, and the great emphasis on tolerance these days, how are we to understand Jesus' words in John 14:6? Question and Answer Very good question! In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” In light of all the religions in the world,...

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The One Who Loves Wisdom Loves Life

April 19, 2013

The One Who Loves Wisdom Loves Life Certain stock characters are found throughout many kinds of narratives. No doubt we have all read stories or seen movies with a gallant hero, a damsel in distress, a star-crossed lover, a traitorous friend, a stingy rich man, an evil stepmother, a jolly fat man, or a noble outlaw (think Robin Hood). We...

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Answers Straight from Scripture - In the World but Not of the World

January 16, 2021

Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik

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As you read your Bible, it’s not unusual to have some questions. You can get answers straight from Scripture every Saturday morning on Open Line with Dr. Michael Rydelnik. He explains what the Bible teaches and shows how to apply it. Have your questions ready and call Open Line this Saturday. ​Followers of Christ are called to live...

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