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Acts 16
This article is a devotional on Acts 16. The verse references are from Acts 16. In Chapter 15, Paul and Barnabas have a disagreement, and they end up parting ways. Paul ends up taking Silas ...
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“[The Slave], One of You”
Social Status in Colossians, a Snapshot In ancient Rome, slavery dominated. The NET Bible says that slaves comprised an estimated 10–20% of the population in the first century A.D.1 and were considered “’property’ in every ...
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Encouragement for You
In quiet moments of prayer and meditation, do you ever contemplate if Yahweh has a work for you to do? That task can be for that morning or over a long period of time. We ...
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Revelation 17
Throughout history, sexual immorality, greed, and covetousness strongly motivated the people of the world. Satan has used these unholy desires “to make the world go round”. The last world empire immediately preceding Christ’s return will ...
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How Does That Work?
When we are kids, we all have questions. We ask, “Why is the sky blue?” “How long is an hour?” and “Why can’t I stay up later?” As we age, our curiosity about the world ...
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Acts 13
As a pastor, I try my best to get out and visit the sick and elderly. I feel a tension when visiting an elderly or really sick person. This tension is I want to pray ...
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Be a Barnabas
Lessons From a Future Apostle’s Advocate The Apostle Paul didn’t come fully formed. Before he even went by the name Paul, a cast of characters taught him, mentored him, saw potential in him, and put ...
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Where Does Fruit Come From? Part 2
In a previous article (Glad Tidings, July/August 2022), we were discussing fruit in our lives as delineated in Galatians 6:22-23. The metaphor of fruit as being good attributes we have when we allow the spirit ...
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Spiritual Markers
Samuel the prophet told Israel: 1 Samuel 7:3. “If you return to Yahweh with all your heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your hearts to Yahweh and serve ...
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How Can I Be Unique?
The advent of social media and influencers has increased our society’s tendency to conform everyone to a single way of thinking, dressing, and living. Most of us do not question our received mores and habits ...
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