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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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The Downfall of King Saul
About 400 years after Israel left Egypt and settled in the land that God had promised His people, the nation was ruled by God’s appointed judges. The last judge, Samuel, was also a prophet. Samuel ...
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Brood of Vipers!
God Does Not Cancel, He Calls Cancel culture is one “in which [people] gain prestige for identifying small offenses…, and then publicly ‘calling out’ the offenders.… Call-out culture … award[s] status to people who shame ...
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Where Does Fruit Come From? Part One
One sure way to decide whether Jesus Christ is Lord in a life is to examine the evidence of everyday character. We can ask ourselves: Am I peaceful? Am I patient? Am I loving? These ...
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Christ the King
What do you think when you hear or read the words “Christ” or its equivalent, “Messiah”? “Christ” is from the Greek Christos, and “Messiah” is from the Hebrew Mashiach. Both words mean anointed. The three ...
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Count It All Joy
With God, Struggles Make Strength Fire is destructive. Particularly in a desert, it poses a threat to vegetation, crops, and animals in all directions. So, when Moses, herding his father-in-law’s sheep, saw a flaming, undamaged ...
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