The Oneness of God Outline

The following is an outline that I had to do for an assignment to use if we were going to explain the Oneness of God to someone who has not heard of this doctrine:   The Names of God. In Hebrew, the name of God is YHWH; sometimes represented in the Bible by LORD or…

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Pastoral Studies II

            The classes in Pastoral Studies II were an incredible wealth of information on a variety of subjects. Each class added to the next with useful information to add value to personal ministry and enrich daily Christian discipleship. From the notes taken in each class, I want to highlight the most personally impressionable portions of…

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The Cross

For over two thousand years, we have looked toward the cross as a symbol of sacrifice and devotion. We have crosses hanging on our walls, around our necks, and on our keychains. Have we used this symbol so frequently in our daily lives that we forget its significance? How can we keep the method of…

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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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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 mountain

“who are you, great mountain?” the lyrics from the song Never Lost (written by Rita E. Springer and Catherine Elizabeth Mullins) resonated in my spirit as my mind began to contemplate the identity of the mountain. the anointed choir melodically flowed through this portion of the poetic composition, possibly without noticing the inspiration that had…

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Christian mentality

life constantly throws you curveballs. not long after you successfully overcome an obstacle, another will present itself. the question is, did you learn anything from what you went through? some people repeat the same cycle and never pick up on the lesson hidden in the trial. we may get stuck in a rut without even…

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conferences

 conferences and conventions of various themes are usually where those of like interest come and explore. there may be classical displays that an individual revels in their feelings of nostalgia. the venue may show new innovative ways to accomplish necessary tasks or assist in producing superior performance. in the world of church conferences, there is…

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