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David’s Three Mighty Men

Many will be able to recall the well-known acts of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Samson, David, and many others who did amazing things for the LORD. But how many can also recall the deeds of Adino the Eznite, Eleazar the Ahohite, and Shammah the Hararite? Although these three men are not famous like the others, they are certainly worthy of study and discussion, and this we will do within this article. In 2 Samuel 23:8-17, we find a record of the great deeds of Adino, Eleazar, and Shammah. They were all mighty men of war who served under King David. David […]

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Harnessing the Subconscious Mind

The subconscious areas of the brain are in control of the majority of the survival of the human body. This is what controls breathing, the cardiac muscles, blood pressure, and the smooth muscles of the digestive system, though it can also take control of our skeletal muscles when it needs to. The subconscious is in full charge of pain and exactly how much pain it wants us to feel. It is here where most information is processed and stored (whether we want it stored or not). The subconscious can process 11 million pieces of information every second! This stands in […]

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Is Evolution a Religious Belief?

For years, I’ve heard it repeated that the theory of evolution is a religion, for it is argued that one must accept evolution by means of faith, specifically by a kind of “blind faith” as there is no evidence that evolution is true. Well, I would like to explore this matter further, because, while I may agree with the premise of saying that evolution is a religious concept, I would like to see further evidence from the perspective of evolutionists that would demonstrate whether there is any truth to the idea that evolution is religious, and not merely a “strawman […]

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Attention to Detail

I was reading an article from a man who called himself pastor of the Sovereign Grace Church. I was surprised that I agreed with most of his article, so I went to the website of this Sovereign Grace Church to consider further where he was coming from. I quickly noticed some unusual things that were exactly opposite of what he was teaching in his article; he simply was not practicing what he preached. The article was about the details within God’s word for the work and worship of the church. He began by refuting the idea that the Bible does […]

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Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit

The thirty-first psalm is a rather long song with twenty-four verses but can easily be broken up into three sections. I like to think of the Psalms with their original intended purpose, which is not to be a chapter in a book but to be a song to sing. It would have been so interesting to see how the longer psalms were originally sung, whether fast, or slow with breaks. We will be breaking this song up into thirds for our purposes in this article, but they all flow together in a storyline. In verses one through eight, David is […]

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Samuel: Prophet, Priest, and Judge

Samuel lived during a unique span of time as he witnessed the close of the era of Judges who led Israel to the anointing of the first kings of Israel. But Samuel did not simply live during those days as thousands of others did, but he, himself, led Israel as their Judge, and he was the one who anointed Israel’s first king, Saul, and he later anointed the next king, David. This alone makes him a great man, but there is so much more to Samuel than these actions. Since boyhood, Samuel ministered to the Lord in the Tabernacle (that […]

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Eli: Priest and Judge

Recently we went through the book of Judges in a series of articles. But there are a few judges after that which are recorded in a different book, 1 Samuel. The last of the judges of Israel are Eli, Samuel, Joel, and Abijah. When we begin reading about Eli in 1 Samuel, he doesn’t appear to be a judge, only a priest of Israel; however, at his death, we learn that he had judged Israel for 40 years (1 Samuel 4:18). We are introduced to Eli in 1 Samuel 1:9, and in the context, he seems to be a nice […]

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A Question on the Identity of the Sons of God in Genesis 6

I received this question from the question box last week: Who are the sons of God in Genesis 6:2? There has been much interest in the identity of the groups of people mentioned in Genesis 6. But unfortunately, many interpretations have strayed far from the text and the truths of the Bible and into a world of fantasy. We cannot allow ourselves to be tempted to follow them. Within the text, there are three groups that require biblical identification: 1. The sons of God; 2. The daughters of men; 3. The Nephilim. Let’s first read the passage carefully, and then […]

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Jealousy is NOT the Green-Eyed Monster

Today, the word “jealous” is defined as “feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.” It is often called “the green-eyed monster” and is used synonymously with the word “envy”. But to the bible believer, jealousy does not carry the same connotations that the green-eyed monster image carries. Jealousy is a good thing, a godly characteristic. Jealously is a pure, holy, and godly anger that is an appropriate and righteous reaction to sin. I ask you, brethren, to consider the following scriptures and refrain from using the word “jealousy” for anything other than the godly reaction that […]

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The Conflict of Head Coverings

In last week’s bulletin, we discussed the question of whether women should cover their heads during worship. After consideration of the text of 1 Corinthians 11, the conclusion was clear that if we bind head covering as law for women in the assembly, then we have twisted the context of Paul’s words. For Paul was specifically not referring to women covering their heads in the assembly, but only outside of the assembly, and this was only for select women who had miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit that enabled them to lead prayer in the Spirit and prophecy in the […]

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