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Kingdom Parables

The use of parables and picture-stories was not an unusual method of teaching in the first century. Many of the Jewish rabbis used illustrations taken from everyday life to help their disciples to understand the main points of their teaching. … Continue reading

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FolkSongs of Faith

The Psalms are the faith songs of God’s people. For more than 3000 years, God’s people have meditated on the Psalms because, more than any other portion of Scripture, they meet the emotional needs of the human heart, whether the … Continue reading

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Daniel

The book of Daniel helps us to understand how our sovereign God steers the course of human history.  Daniel was given the ability to interpret dreams and strange handwriting, and to advise the leaders of world empires.  Through Daniel, God … Continue reading

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Ephesians

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Church in Ephesus is a concise, yet comprehensive, explanation of important theology as well as of practical help for believers.  The objective of this series is “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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Our Place in God’s Plans

The Church exists because of missions.  The Church will grow because of missions.  The Church will be healthy when it is engaged in missions.  God is on mission.  He has been on mission throughout history to accomplish His purposes throughout … Continue reading

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Sermon on the Mount

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount was the beginning “lesson” in the training program of the twelve apostles and it continues to be a very important part of the spiritual education of every believer.  From the Sermon on the Mount believers … Continue reading

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Esther

God is not mentioned in the book of Esther, but He is the sovereign influence behind each event in the story.  While the books of Ezra and Nehemiah focus on the return to the land by faithful Jews, the book … Continue reading

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