When a Cop is Killed

   “And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:    Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.    How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in…

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God’s Longsuffering, Man’s Duty

“The Lord is…not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)    Ruth Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham, once said, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” (Graham, Billy “Billy Graham: My Heart Aches for America,” 7/19/2012 billygraham.org) Sodom and Gomorrha were…

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People Need to Know

   “And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?” (Jonah 4:11)    God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and preach against their sin. Jonah disobeyed and boarded a ship to Tarshish. God…

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The Coming Kingdom

   “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 11:15)    You may recognize this line from the song, “The Hallelujah Chorus” in Handel’s “Messiah.” This line is not just a Bible passage, but also a prophecy. One day…

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If Not a Book, then What?

   “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” (2 Timothy 3:16)    If people say, “I believe in God, but I don’t believe the Bible,” do they believe God gave us another way to know about Him, or no way at all…

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When God is Silent

“Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.” (Psalm 28:1) God wants to speak to people and not be silent. The fact that we have a Bible with so much detail about…

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Great Work! Now Go Do the Dishes.

“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” (Proverbs 18:22) Marriage is great, but it has challenges. Some careers can be especially challenging to marriage. Police work is one. If you are a man and you work in a challenging career and your wife supports you, you can appreciate…

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Saving People, not the Planet

   “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)    In this verse, the term “the world” does not refer to the physical planet, but to the people on it. The planet itself will end one day. 2…

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Psalm 14:1

“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1)    Our verse says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” It doesn’t just say, “The fool hath said, there is no God.” People may carelessly say there is no God to get rid of some Christian who wants…

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Assurance of Heaven

   “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13)    Jesus said before a crowd: “For what shall it profit a man, if…

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