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Adam and Eve: The Pair and the Apple

The chronicle of Adam and Eve is not a legend. They existed as actual human beings. If they were mythical figures, Luke could not have traced Jesus’ genealogy back to Adam (Luke 3:38).

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David and Goliath: Killing Your Giants

David does not compare himself with Goliath, but compares Goliath with God. Knowing the threat to be real and the danger eminent, David asks, “Is there not a cause?” (v. 29). While Saul focuses on the overwhelming circumstances, David’s focus is on God. This gargantuan blasphemer must be silenced (v. 36). Because David fights for His honor, God will make him victorious.

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Jesus: The Temptations

A foundational doctrine of the Church has always been that Satan does tempt people.

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Blind Man of Bethsaida

Mark alone records this dynamic miracle. It is the only case of a “gradual” cure by Jesus. The man’s healing took place in two stages. First, he saw men out of focus, and then he saw them clearly.

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Jesus: His Crucifixion

Let us draw near and investigate the death of God’s only Son.

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David: A Man After God’s Own Heart

The “Star of David” is central to the national flag of Israel. Because David made Jerusalem his capital, it is known as The City of David, and is still Israel’s capital.In many ways, David personifies the nation of Israel.

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Jesus: His “I Am” Statements

All that is important in life is found in the Person of Jesus Himself. He has made it so simple. Let’s examine the passages where He spoke of Himself as the “I Am.”

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Jesus: His Seven Last Utterances

Deathbed words from a dying person—we bend close to hear them. A person’s final words often leave a lasting impression. The atmosphere of one being so near the end of life can give special meaning and impact to their words.

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Paul:  Knocked Down But Not Knocked Out

Few would dispute the fact that we live in a world of evil. Our world is characterized by sin, wars and death. But God does not deliver us from the world. So how can we, as believers, function effectively?

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Jesus: His Self-Effacement

This portion of Scripture is so dynamic, it has taken on its own title: “The Kenosis”. The word is derived from the Greek “ekenosen”, meaning “to empty”, for these verses place emphasis upon the self-emptying of Christ—how He divested Himself of His heavenly glory and stooped to take on the form of a human being—for the sake of all human beings.

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