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They Will Eventually Ask

We can’t explain it. All we can do is peel back the layers of mental conditioning until the truth presents itself as your reality. It has to be yours or it won’t work at all. It’s personal, as following Christ … Continue reading

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Teachings of Jesus — Matthew 13:24-43

This is about the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus contrasts its nature with that of human kingdoms. The key is His quotation (v. 35) from Psalms 78:1-4. The context of the psalm is a reminder that the language of parables was … Continue reading

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Heavenly Consolation

Paul and his companions followed one solid rule during those missionary journeys: Go only where the Lord opens a door. It didn’t matter what made the most sense, or where he was yearning and burning to go. You have to … Continue reading

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Standing in a Different Context 02

Review the narrative of Joseph in Genesis 37-50. You’ll recall a major figure named Potiphar, Pharaoh’s jailer. Notice the position he holds in the Egyptian imperial administration. This is a critical element in Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) feudalism. The point … Continue reading

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This Is Not an Organization

Our objective is not to grow in numbers. That will inevitably happen as the Lord adds to our number, but our objective is peace with God. If this thing doesn’t call your name, then you can’t have it. There’s nothing … Continue reading

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Comfort the Afflicted

You cannot comfort the comfortable. We teach that you should ensure your choice of residence is heart-led. A critical element in obeying the call of God is to reside where He wants you. The penalty for ignoring this is obvious: … Continue reading

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Didn’t Deserve to Die

“Just tell me this, man: Why does my mother have to get sick and die? She was a good person; she doesn’t deserve to die!” This is often leveled as an accusation. While it pretends to attack God, it’s really … Continue reading

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