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I Am Content

Picture with me for a few minutes the Apostle Paul in his prison cell in Rome. He had been in this condition for some time, years perhaps, his future in doubt. Would this continue indefinitely? Would he be allowed his just freedom? Or would he, perhaps, be subjected to one of the in­famous tortures of […]

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Repent! (2)

We must now consider this idea of “a command” to repent. A command is rooted in the authority of the one who speaks. A command is something different than a request or invitation. One is at liberty to turn down a request or invitation. People in positions of authority sometimes express their commands in the […]

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Subdue the Earth

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth” (Gen. 1:28). This is God’s commandment to Adam and […]

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The Methodist

John Wesley will always be recognized as the founder of the Society of Methodist. John Wesley and his followers were first called “Methodist” because of their belief that only by living a life based on strong self-discipline could anyone find peace with God, resulting of course in peace for the soul. Even though Wesley later […]

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The Spring of Redemption

The rain dropped lightly into the await­ing puddles pleating them with care and promise. Thaddeus sat quietly on her worn rocker watching with patient hope. Her worn eyes alighted with rejuvenated sparkle on the blurred outline of trees. Spring arriving. The rain was not only to be tolerated but hoped for; the earth would be […]

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