Convictions of Honor

Veritas, Integritas, Fidelitas

When Division Comes – Six Steps in the Aftermath

By Kevin Rhodes | Mar 1, 2015

Division haunts God’s people everywhere they turn. Whether rooted in personalities or doctrine, sin or just selfishness, division regularly rears its head both in individual congregations and the brotherhood as…

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Advice on Seeking Advice

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 28, 2015

The reign of Solomon over Israel differed greatly from the time of David. While David fought war after war throughout his reign, Solomon enjoyed a mostly peaceful forty years. While…

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Ancient Economics

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 27, 2015

The queen of Sheba’s visit to Jerusalem to see Solomon remains simultaneously well-known and obscure. The recorded event entered popular culture enough to prove significant, and Jesus’ mention of the…

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Defining Greatness

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 25, 2015

Without a doubt, Israel reached its greatest heights as a political entity during the reign of Solomon. In contrast to his father, David, he enjoyed relative peace in his reign…

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Our High Priest (Hebrews 8:1-6)

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 24, 2015
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Caught Up in the Moment

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 24, 2015

Big moments tend to linger in our minds. The great moments we want to linger—as long as possible. We cherish them and dwell upon them. They bring a combination of…

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The Heart of Prayer

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

When Solomon reigned as king in Israel, he inherited a time of peace that David, his father, never enjoyed. As a result, he had the providential opportunity to focus on…

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A Family Relationship – Part 3

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

Our devotion should bring us close enough to help one another and lift one another up, both now and in eternity. Our Master lived to bring us together. He wanted…

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A Family Relationship – Part 2

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

When we fully absorb how much God has done for us, it should change us into a people willing to do as much as we can for God, for Christ,…

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A Family Relationship – Part 1

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, he began with something profound, “Our Father in heaven” (Mt. 6:9). We can often take that relationship for granted, as something that…

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A Learning Relationship

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

There are so many ideas in the world that compete for our allegiance–religiously, philosophically, and practically. But a relationship with Jesus depends upon casting all other teachers, all other religions,…

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A Relationship with Jesus

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

Relationships are far more important and powerful than most people imagine. They influence our choices, our path in life, and our other relationships more than we typically realize. Our relationships…

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Focus in Worship

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

Upon the completion of the temple and its preparation for service with all its furnishings, the final step to fulfill its purpose required bringing the ark of the covenant into…

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Practical and Purposeful

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

While the chronicler recounted the construction of Solomon’s temple, in 2 Chronicles 4 he mentioned a number of the furnishings prepared in the process. Among these he included a bronze…

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Eternal Beauty

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

The various structures built in the ancient world always impress. The pyramids of Giza created a distinctive landmark that other nations have long attempted to imitate. The Great Wall of…

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Building the Temple

By Kevin Rhodes | Feb 19, 2015

Before he passed away, David assigned Solomon the responsibility of building a temple for the LORD. Today, we tend to accept the construction as a matter of course. We think…

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