1 Corinthians 12:29-31: “…Do All Possess Gifts of Healing?…”

Are all apostles?  Are all prophets?  Are all teachers?  Do all work miracles?  Do all possess gifts of healing?  Do all speak with tongues?  Do all interpret?  But earnestly desire the higher gifts.  And I will show you a still more excellent way. 1 Corinthians 12:29-31 The Holy Spirit is always an interesting topic of

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Joshua 20:1-5: “Appoint The Cities of Refuge…”

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Say to the people of Israel, ‘Appoint the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you through Moses, that the manslayer who strikes any person without intent or unknowingly may flee there.  They shall be for you a refuge from the avenger of blood.  He shall flee to

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John 3:23: “…Because Water Was Plentiful There…”

John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there… John 3:23 A reader of the column submitted a question about the piece I wrote last week on Jesus’ burial and its correlation to baptism.  Noticing that I had described baptism as “being submerged in water,” the reader asked about their own

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1 Corinthians 15:1-4: “…And He Was Buried…”

“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you – unless you believed in vain.  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I

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Matthew 16:18: “I Will Build My Church…”

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 Two thousand years ago Jesus promised to build His church, a church which could never be destroyed.  The centuries since have proven Him right.  He died on

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