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J. Randal Matheny
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“So the Lord God said to the serpent: ‘Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.’ . . . To the woman He said, ‘I…
"So the Lord God said to the serpent: 'Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust al...
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Ezek. 18:1-32 “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children’s teeth are set on edge.” Judah was accusing God of being unfair. Their fathers had sinned and they felt that they were being punished for those sins. Not so! They were being held…
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Several days ago I asked if anyone here in TFR had any suggestions for a congregational questionnaire that I was putting together. Well I finished the questionnaire and decided to make it available in case you’d like to do the same (Congregational…
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In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: “Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away from the…
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: “Think not that I came to destroy the law or the prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, ...
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God has always condemned Government slaughter of babies: (1 The Egyptian Pharaoh demanded the death of all male babies, but Israelites “who feared God” refused (Exodus 1:8-22). God made Pharaoh release His people and destroyed Pharaoh and his army (Exodus…
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Mt. 5:1; Lk. 6:17-19 After appointing the apostles, they all came down to a level place. There a large group of people from great distances was assembled waiting for Jesus to return and heal them. When He had healed the people, He began to deliver one of…
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My wife loves to grow things. Whether it is flowers, trees, vegetables or whatever, she loves to plant, water and watch things grow. But, there is one thing all plants have in common. They must be attached to a root system. If the bloom, fruit or plant is…
My wife loves to grow things. Whether it is flowers, trees, vegetables or whatever, she loves to plant, water and watch things grow. But, there is one thing all plants have in common. They must be ...
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There are some chapters in the Bible that we tend to avoid reading and that we definitely don’t want to have to read in public! The top of our list would undoubtedly be genealogies – someone begat someone who begat someone else…and on and on the list…
There are some chapters in the Bible that we tend to avoid reading and that we definitely don’t want to have to read in public! The top of our list would undoubtedly be genealogies – someone begat ...
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One of the greatest hindrances to the salvation of some men is not their badness, but their goodness. Jesus declared, blessed are the poor in spirit. The word for poor literally means bankrupt, destitute. It is the same word used to describe Lazarus the…
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Mt. 10:1-4; Mk. 3:13-19; Lk. 6:12-16 Many times when Jesus wanted to be alone, He would go out to a mountain. This night, He was near His home base of Capernaum. Since it was just before a momentous occasion, He prayed to God all night. We should pray for…
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A pro-abortion advocate, gave as reasons to continue the practice that: the mother might have many trips to a Doctor, transportation costs, and extra child-care expenses, all of which are but inconveniences. In her mind, this justified slaughtering…
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If there is one soul | Root Downward, Fruit Upward
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Today, if there is one soul I can influence for You, may our paths cross. Bless this effort, and the efforts of all your children everywhere

New couplet: Mortality
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I'm glad she didn't listen to me | Root Downward, Fruit Upward
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Godless Church: Religion without religion? | Root Downward, Fruit Upward
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On the one hand, the most obvious word of caution: "Godless Church" should cause professing Christians to take special care of what they adv

Daily Droplets - Re-establishing Priorities
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Re-establishing Priorities. The movies Hook and Jingle All the Way (one of my favorite Christmas movies) have this in common: both revolve a

A Week Between
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Do you find that last week of the year to charge you up or to be a time of zoning out? To me, it’s inspiring, challenging. So here, in the a

Aliens and Evolution
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Aliens are ingrained in our cultural psyche. They abound in books, movies, radio, and a thousand theories about the extra-terrestrial, littl

What Kind of Attitude?
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If everyone in the church had our attitude, what kind of attitude would they have?

How to help people forsake sin
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Six strategies from the prophet Samuel's sermon.

Is God trying to tell me something? | Root Downward, Fruit Upward
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Is God trying to tell me something? Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered

Disclosure and transparency are touted
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Disclosure and transparency are touted but ignored among men. God "discloses" his wisdom through the church. Eph 3.10 NET #revelation

Pensamentos do dia
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Ao ler Mateus 23, seguindo o roteiro de leitura do Novo Testamento para 2011, fiquei impressionado, novamente, com a dureza de Cristo para c

Tuesday's meditation: I play to win.
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Wednesday's meditation: When My Faith Gets Scorched
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Root Downward, Fruit Upward: Is the Bible enough?
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Is the Bible enough? "It is written..." (Mt. 4:4,7,10) Some allege Jesus was functionally illiterate. Luke reports that He read fr

Freedom which condemns » Walking with God
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Freedom which condemns. Sep 21. Posted by J. Randal in Daily Bible. Faith A phrase often used by brethren is, “In matters of faith, unity; i

Root Downward, Fruit Upward: Seven years of ministry
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