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The Bond Servant

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The Bond Servant By Jack Kelley Paul, a bond servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, and set apart to the gospel of God (Romans 1:1). Most translations of Romans 1:1 use either slave or servant in defining Paul’s relationship with the Lord, but the phrase “bond servant” is actually the most accurate. […]

The Beatitudes, Blessed Are We

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The Beatitudes, Blessed Are We By Jack Kelley Once in a while I’m asked to do a study on a specific portion of Scripture. I’d like to respond to a request I received recently concerning a portion of the Sermon on the Mount commonly called “The Beatitudes”. It’s found in Matt. 5:3-12 with an abbreviated […]

Are You Like Jacob? Are You Wrestling With God?

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Are You Like Jacob? Are You Wrestling With God? By Ben Godwin Jacob was a tricky twin. He outwitted his brother Esau and cheated him out of his birthright. This sibling rivalry started before they were even born. These boys fought in their mother, Rebekah’s, womb (Gen. 25:22). In fact, when Esau was born, Jacob’s […]

Now about that Pride…

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Now about that Pride… By Dennis Huebshman How about some verses about destructive attitude – especially PRIDE. (Note: all emphasis in this message is mine). Psalm 7:14-16: Behold the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies. He makes a pit digging it out and falls into the hole […]

Can’t Find a Church?

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Can’t Find a Church? By T. A. McMahon “Dear Brothers and Sisters at The Berean Call, I’m at wit’s end. We recently moved to a new community, and we can’t find a church that is teaching God’s Word without adding to it or subtracting from it. Do you know of any good churches in our […]

Close to Heaven but Now in Hell

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Close to Heaven but Now in Hell By Ed Vitagliano I love the parables Jesus taught. First, I love good stories. Second, the parables make you dig for the message. Sometimes parables obscure the truth being taught. Jesus taught that this was done intentionally (Matt. 13:10-17). So we must press in and look deeply into […]

Just Before the Pastor Enters the Pulpit

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Just Before the Pastor Enters the Pulpit By Joe McKeever As a guest preacher, I can clear my mind before rising to preach and start fresh. This is the high point of my week, and in most cases, nothing has happened to cloud my focus or burden my spirit. I am going to give this […]

Rage Is The Order Of The Day

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Rage Is The Order Of The Day By Grant Phillips Rage is consuming our society. It is fed by hearts that are desperately wicked and in turn nourishes the ego of those consumed by its lust. More and more each day, individuals in our society make it very clear that it is “self” that matters, […]

We Must Always Be on Guard

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We Must Always Be on Guard By Walker Wildmon Regarding corporations and banking institutions, there is a saying that some of these are “too big to fail.” The idea is that some institutions are so powerful and vital to the well being of a nation or state that they must not be allowed to fail. […]

Entitled to…Disappointment

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Entitled to…Disappointment By Dr. Ray Rooney, Jr. There is a great contrast in the early chapters of Genesis that is easy to overlook. Readers can quickly get caught up in the timeline of creation, genealogies, and the story of Abraham and his family and miss a subtle but powerful reference about sin and humanity. Did […]