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To God be the Glory

The writer of this beloved hymn hardly needs an introduction. Fanny Crosby whose actual name was Frances Jane van Alstyne born March 24, 1820, and wrote more than 8,000 hymns. She lived a fascinating 94 years of life, that would be well worth your time to read about. But we are focusing on one hymn …

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Question & Answer #1

Q. “What makes Jehovah Witnesses and Mormans ‘different’ than Christians?” A. Good question. I know many argue that Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons are Christians. But I can faithfully and confidently argue against this, for one reason, plus thousands more (although they are unnecessary in light of it being my one primary reason). They do not …

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Stream of Christ

This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes (Psalm 118:23) Though I have all spiritual blessings, they appear to multiply (Ephesians 1:3) No longer constrained by the grip of mortal flesh (Romans 8:6) In this life and continuum, I have unutterable rest (2 Thessalonians 3:16) No height. What depth? I disregard all …

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Christ Arose

Robert Lowry (1826-1899) was a Philadelphia Baptist preacher and hymn writer. In 1874, he wrote the popular hymn “Christ Arose!” He also arranged the tune. While having devotions one evening, he was impressed with the events associated with Christ’s resurrection when he read Luke 24:6-7. We read in 1 Corinthians 15:4; 13-14, our hope lies …

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Finish the Story

It is not an uncommon occurrence among many people to be telling a story, and someone feels at liberty to interrupt and interject, only to find out that they did not hear the full story! Sometimes, that interrupter might just be you.  It is ok to admit! Most people do this at some point of …

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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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