Predestined to be Saved

Some sincerely believe in the ideology of predestination. The Encyclopedia Britannica website defines predestination as “the doctrine that God has eternally chosen those whom he intends to save” (https://www.britannica.com/topic/predestination). The source or origin of this idea most likely comes from Paul’s address to the Roman church, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate…

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A Touch from the Kingdom

We can interpret touch in various ways, so I want to start with a basic definition for this study. The verb form of the word can mean “come into or be in contact with,” “have an effect on; make a difference to,” and “produce feelings of affection, gratitude, or sympathy in.” There is also a…

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Kingdom Smells

As I was thinking about this series, the smell seemed like it would be the most complicated sense to write about, particularly to attach a kingdom purpose to it. As I concentrated on this article, I was impressed by the connection between smell and memory. Some of my favorite scents in the world are Confederate…

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A Taste of the Kingdom

“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” (Psalm 34:8, KJV, Tyndale 1987). Many people are familiar with this verse, and I would like to say that common sense should apply here, knowing that we are not going to eat God! Even if you consider such a ridiculous notion, simply using the…

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Kingdom Hearing

Hearing, in my opinion, is next to sight as one of the most important senses. Many deaf and hard of hearing people go about their day without this sense operating at full capacity and living a full life. When it comes to hearing on a spiritual level, I do not necessarily want to discuss audible…

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Kingdom Sight

Sight is one of the most important senses of the human body. It enables us to see what is around us and identify an object for the other senses to utilize. Matthew 6:22-23 reads, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of…

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memorial day pt. 2

during the time that Jesus came to earth, all of the plans from the invention of man started to take shape. Jesus fulfilled prophecies, adhered to the Law, and showed obedience to his earthly parents. Jesus walked as Adam should have walked, doing the Will of the Father. for those that paid attention, the ceremonies,…

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memorial day pt. 1

this Memorial Day, as we honor those that have died in the service of the United States of America, i meditate on the sacrificial offering that our Lord made in service to the entire world. i am thankful to be an American; with all of our disagreements and “problems”, this continues to be a genuinely…

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the kingdom

 quoting from John chapter 3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and…

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finding strength

there was a time when we were burned out, for lack of a better term. i do not believe in burnout. i think that you should do something for the kingdom of God. you should work in a church. it would be best to put your talents to use, even cleaning, ushering, or taking roll—all…

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