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July 31, 2015

Appearance and reality

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In six weeks we will be keeping the Feast of Trumpets as the first of the fall Holy Days this year. Soon afterwards we will be observing the Feast of Tabernacles with our brethren. Most of us have kept God's feast days for many years, along with the weekly Sabbath. Have these days become a ritual for us? Read more…»»

July 24, 2015

God's shepherd rod

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The prophet Ezekiel wrote an interesting prophecy about the future of God's people Israel: Read more…»»

July 17, 2015

Love toward God and the fifth commandment

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When Jesus was asked about the great commandment in the law, His answer was: Read more…»»

July 10, 2015

Humility and service

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In his first epistle the apostle Peter exhorts us to be humble: Read more…»»

June 26, 2015

How do we respond when we are wronged?

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I once read about an employee in a butcher shop who was caught stealing some of his employer's meat products. Read more…»»

June 19, 2015

Noah's day

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In His Olivet prophecy Jesus Christ said that the days prior to His return will be similar to Noah's day before the flood. What was the pre-flood world like? "The earth was filled with violence" (Genesis 6:13). Read more…»»

June 12, 2015

Our father in heaven

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Ever since man was created Satan has been trying to thwart the incredible potential that God has purposed for man. God has designed us to have a family relationship with Him. In 2 Corinthians 6:17-18, God is described as our Father, and when we become converted we become His sons and daughters. The relationship between God and humans is a family relationship. Read more…»»

June 5, 2015

Remember the Sabbath

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We find the Ten Commandments in two chapters of the Old Testament: Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. It is interesting to note the difference in these two lists concerning what we are to remember about the Sabbath. Read more…»»

May 29, 2015

The state of the temple

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During the Old Covenant period, God "dwelled" symbolically among the Israelites in the temple, in the rear room of the two rooms of the temple. It is interesting to note that the physical condition of the temple as God's dwelling place reflected the health of Israel's relationship to God. If the temple was in a state of disrepair, then Israel's relationship to God was not in the best condition, either. Read more…»»

May 22, 2015

Powerful pawns on God's chessboard

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We live in turbulent times. We are to battle every day until our Lord and Master Jesus Christ returns to this earth. In our personal battle we face a spirit world that affects our physical environment. At times we can lose hope when we consider the dimension of the battle we must fight in our Christian life. We realize then how weak we are. Read more…»»

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