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March 6, 2015

Humility as a building block of fellowship

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Humility has a very positive influence on our relationships within the body of believers. Using the analogy of the human body in 1 Corinthians 12, Paul shows us that we are all "members" of the body of Christ, each with its particular "place" within the body. Humility promotes the smooth interaction of all members so we can achieve the purpose that God has given His church. (more…)

March 13, 2015

Missing the goal

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The apostle Paul tells us that the experience of the Israelites in leaving Egypt is an example for us: "All these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come" (1 Corinthians 10:11). (more…)

March 20, 2015

Today's solar eclipse and heavenly signs

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In past times people did not know why the sun sometimes disappeared and fear was the result. There were superstitions explaining why this happened. In China, for example, it was thought that a large dragon or some other monster had swallowed the sun. Shouting and noise scared the beast off and the sun returned. (more…)

March 27, 2015

Access to God

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Three of the four New Testament evangelists mention an event that occurred when Jesus died. Matthew describes it for us: "And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom" (Matthew 27:50-51). (more…)

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