Divine Soil Analysis

Matthew 13 Matthew 13 is the turning point in Jesus’ ministry. He had been offering the kingdom and himself as Israel’s king but the nation rejected him. From this point on, he no longer proclaimed that the kingdom was at hand but called individuals to surrender in faith to his lordsh
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Measuring a Man’s Leadership

Men are very different from women. In many ways it is not hard to be a man but being a godly man and leader is not easy. A man’s spiritual leadership is very important to his family, his church, and to the world. God works through men (not to the exclusion of women) and desires every
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Jesus Encounters the Paralyzed Man

Jesus was teaching and healing in the city of Capernaum, near the Sea of Galilee. He stopped in Capernaum frequently and did many miracles there but very few people believed in him. The paralyzed man and his friends were the exception. Mark tells us five times that the man was paralyz
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Invasion Sweeps the Middle East

Daniel 11 Daniel 11 contains a detailed prophecy of future events (now history) so accurate that liberal scholars insist that Daniel must have been written after the fact because there is no way such events could have been predicted so precisely. Daniel received this revelation while
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Secrets From The Vine

John 15:1-17 Whether it is the beginning of a new year or not, it is a good to take time to assess and evaluate.  A new year is a good time to make course corrections.  A new year is a good time to get back on track spiritually.  If you are not satisfied with how you ended last year,
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The Mature Attitude Toward Christian Liberty

1 Corinthians 9:15-27 Of all the concerns Paul has expressed about the abuse of Christian liberty, the one he mentions in verse 27 is the most significant.  He does not want his freedom in Christ to impugn or limit his service for Christ.  And he certainly does not want to detract fro
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The Problem of Lawsuits in the Church

1 Corinthians 6:1-8 There are 15 million civil cases filed in U. S. courts every year.  Eighty percent of all the lawyers in the world live in our country.  We are the most litigious society in history.  However, the Roman and Greek societies of Paul’s day would have been a close seco
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