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May 1, 2015

True Freedom (1)

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In a conversation with His fellow Jews Jesus Christ said: "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:31-32). (more…)

May 8, 2015

Pray for those in authority

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In his first letter to Timothy the apostle Paul exhorts us to pray for other people, and it is apparent that he means people who are not of our faith: "Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority" (1 Timothy 2:12). (more…)

May 15, 2015

True Freedom (2)

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"How else does the Truth of God make us free? What comes to mind? Let me know and we will continue our list at a later date." Here are your responses: (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. (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. (more…)

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