Monthly Archives: March 2014

Epaphroditis: What’s in a name?

Philippians 2:25-30 How would you have liked to been named Epaphroditis? A lot of folks name their children after Biblical characters, but I have never heard one named after him. Have you? There is not a whole lot in the … Continue reading

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Obed

“Do not call me Naomi; call me, Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full, and the Lord brought me home again empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the Lord has testified … Continue reading

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Repentance: Is it for Believers? Part 4

What about believers? Should believers repent? Absolutely! It is the only way to grow as a Christian. There’s a story of a Christian man who had anger management issues. He was prone to outbursts of wrath when the situations of … Continue reading

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Repentance: An Example Part 3

When John the Baptist began his ministry he preached saying, “Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.” Matthew 3:2 What was his audience supposed to change their minds about? Luke gives us insight into the belief system of … Continue reading

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Repentance: Do you repent to receive salvation? Part 2

So how does repentance fit in with the message of salvation? A person after hearing the gospel, changes his mind. They change their mind from thinking a variety of possibilities. For example, many think that they are a ‘good person’. … Continue reading

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Repentance: What is it? Part 1

There are various definitions out there for the word ‘repent’. Webster’s 1968 College edition defines it this way; “to feel sorry or self-reproachful for what one has done or not done.” But that does not meet the definition of Biblical … Continue reading

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Whatever State (Part III)

“…for I have learned whatever state I am, to be content.” (The Apostle Paul) The Lord Jesus said of this man: “…he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. … Continue reading

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