How you see God has a tremendous affect not only on your doctrine but on your behavior as well. If you see God as distant, you will likely not consider how He sees all that you do and knows everything about you. If you see God as small and weak, you will not fear Him […]

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Where do you stand with God? It is a simple question on the surface, and yet it requires an answer that reaches into the depths of our souls. Some ignore it or consider it irrelevant. Others just do not care. But those who do often answer it without sufficient thought or meditation. They assume they…

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We remember David as a man after God’s own heart, and yet, as the LORD Himself remarked, warfare characterized David’s life and reign. He came to the attention of King Saul due to his victory over Goliath; however, his subsequent victories over the Philistines, with the accompanying praise, turned Saul against him. He spent much…

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If events of the last several years have you frustrated with society, angry at rampant immorality, concerned for your children and grandchildren, and wondering what will happen to the church, you are not alone. When the world lies in the midst of seemingly constant moral decline at an ever increasing rate, when people all around…

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Society today extols the virtues of non-judgmentalism. This stems from their celebration of tolerance as the virtue to rule all other virtues (or perhaps vice versa). Regardless, if anyone dares utter a statement approaching the idea of universal moral truth, that person will be denigrated, insulted, and sent to a reeducation camp as soon as…

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Following their captivity in Babylon, the Jews faced years of poverty and uncertainty as they slowly rebuilt their lives along with the temple and the walls of Jerusalem. Through the leadership of Ezra they had begun to reinstitute worship according to the Law and reconstitute an identity as the people of God. They had faced…

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Although Cyrus the Great’s decree fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah (Isa. 44:28-45:1), making it possible for the captive Jews to return from the Babylonian captivity, those who chose to return faced a number of challenges. They were going home, but to a home devastated and destroyed by war and years of neglect. They were going…

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