Clapping At Baptisms

In the Luke 15 parables of lost things, Jesus spoke of the rejoicing that one does after finding a lost sheep or lost coin (Luke 15:5, 6, 9). He compared this to the rejoicing done in heaven among the angels of God over the recovery of a lost soul (Luke 15:7, 10). He later described

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How Eve Become “Woke”

There have been many cultural and counter-culture movements over the past several decades. The latest one is known as wokeness or wokism. It always helps to have a good name for one’s movement. The word “woke” has an appealing sound to it. It is certainly good to be awake to the truth about important issues.

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The Sabbath

Confusion exists in the religious world over the significance of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is the seventh day of each week. The Old Testament also spoke of a sabbath of years in preparation of the jubilee year (Leviticus 25:8). The root (shavat) in the Hebrew means “desist, cease, rest.” God “rested” on the seventh day

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The Bible on Freedom

When religious people speak of “freedom” they usually have reference to spiritualfreedom. This is the freedom that one obtains from the bondage of sin and of Satan (John 8:34; 1 John 3:8; Hebrews 2:14-15). This type of freedom is obtained by knowing and obeying God’s “truth” (John 8:32; 1 Peter 1:22). Paul explained this process

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Dealing with Grief

Grief is a feeling of deep sorrow. It is experienced in response to the loss of something that is very important to us. Since people prioritize things differently, this might be the loss of one’s good health or of a friend’s health, a job, a pet or some valued possession. One might also experience grief

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