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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transfigured

   i love the Word of God! it’s so hard for me to pick my favorite scripture because, as a whole, the Bible is complete and excellent. certain scriptures stand out or reveal something to me as i study from time to time. a comparison came to me recently. this comparison is not necessarily doctrine,…

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what’s next?

in light of the current events and situations that we are witnessing throughout the world, there’s always one question in the back of everyone’s mind; what’s next? you may have lost a friend or a loved one in the global pandemic. perhaps you are watching investments, as the economy has been unpredictable. maybe you’re reading…

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anxiety vs Jesus

what does the Bible have to say about anxiety? there are so many people these days who suffer from crippling anxiety and even those who take medication to gain some relief. worry has robbed countless of sleep, caused stress-related health problems, and changed how some approach their day. i cannot imagine that God would have…

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in the name of Jesus

i love being Apostolic! for years, i contemplated the meaning of life in Christ and why one denomination taught certain things that another did not. i spent my Sunday school years in an apostolic church and became very familiar with Pentecostal worship. the singing, shouting, and dancing did not frighten me off upon returning to…

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thunderous loving revelator

 the Apostle John, also known as John the Revelator, lived before discipleship as a fisherman. John and his brother, James, were headed by their father Zebedee in the family business. having been in the Navy, i can attest to some of the personalities you will find upon the seas. the customs of the times were…

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drink of the cup

 most of us do not like the idea of being uncomfortable. not to mention using the word suffering when referring to our state. Paul wrote, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified together” (Romans 8: 17,…

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condensed salvation

 i taught a teenage and early high school-aged Sunday school class for years. from time to time, we would have a visitor or someone unfamiliar with the Apostolic doctrine. in these cases, i would always cover fundamental salvation doctrine before the end of class time. this material gave the individual something to think about, perhaps…

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the witness

 i recently received a letter in the mail from a return address that included the name “Julie.” this envelope and message were hand-written in cursive with beautiful penmanship. it is rare to see handwriting on an envelope among advertisements and credit card applications these days. i was intrigued. i made my way up the driveway…

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