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Sleeping on Gold

Have you ever heard of the Treaty of Tordesillas? If you have, you probably know that it is one of, if not the one, worst land deals of all time between two countries. This treaty also inaugurated the stark cultural differences between Brazil and the rest of South America.  In 1494, two years after Christopher …

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Romans Background & Introduction

Romans 16 chapters, 433 verses, 9422 words (KJV) Primary doctrinal book within the Bible, especially regarding the Gospel of salvation Longest and doctrinally most significant Pauline epistle Broad Outline: Salutation (1:1-7) Epistolary [Matters pertaining to the letter; Extended greeting] (1:8-16) Doctrinal Portion (1:17-8:39) Dispensational Discussion [Discussion of God’s current working in the Church] (9:1-11:36) Practical …

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Left Behind…?

On December 31st, 1995 Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins kicked off the Left Behind series with its first book of the same name. Since then, the series has been critically acclaimed and has made multiple appearances on the New York Times Bestseller List.  When I was younger, these books fascinated me and the movies that …

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Jesus Loves Me

Anna B. Warner (1820-1915) wrote a hymn that without doubt has been sung by more children than any other hymn. Written in 1860, it came from a novel that Miss Warner with her sister had written called “say and seal.” The composer of the music, William Bradbury (1816-1868), also composed “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” “Savior …

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Enriching Grace

Enrich[ing]: (1) To make rich or richer especially by the addition or increase of some desirable quality, attribute, or ingredient (2) To add beauty to (3) To enhance the taste of (4) To make (a soil) more fertile (5) To process so as to add or increase the proportion of a desirable ingredient Grace: (1a) …

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