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December 4, 2015

The commanded assembly

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One important aspect of God's Sabbath commandment is the special "holy convocation" God provides for His people. Leviticus 23:3 says, "Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings." (more…)

December 11, 2015

Preaching the gospel with boldness

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What did Jesus preach first when He started to preach? He preached the gospel of the kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15). Today Jesus, as the head of the church, continues to work through us to preach that same gospel. (more…)

December 18, 2015

Those called will be tested

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In the parable of the sower and the seed, Jesus said that persecution often arises when people begin to turn to God. The same thing occurred in the apostle Paul's life. Paul had an active role in the persecution of Stephen and the early Church (Acts 7:58; 8:1, 3). (more…)

December 25, 2015

The importance of prayer

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As Christians we all know that prayer is an important part of our relationship with God. In the parable of the unrighteous judge, Jesus describes the righteous in this manner: "And will God not grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night?" (Luke 18:7). (more…)

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