Lift Your Glad Voices!

Happy Easter!  In honor of the wonderful resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we are sharing our new recording of “Lift Your Glad Voices.” Please join in! Download MP3   Lift your glad voices in triumph on high, For Jesus hath risen, and man cannot die! Vain were the terrors that gathered around Him, And short the dominion of death and the grave. He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound Him, Resplendent in glory to live and to save! Loud was the chorus of angels on…

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List of Commands in the New Testament

This is a tool to help you carry out the second half of the Great Commission: “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.” This is a complete listing of all the commands that apply to us today. People often wonder what are the commands that Jesus commanded us to teach. As you look over this list you will see that God instructs us in great detail what it means to be a Christian, a follower of Jesus: how we should act, and what we should do,…

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A New Look at Predestination and Once Saved Always Saved

I had never had a real interest in theological positions or discussions about Salvation. One day the Lord impressed upon me that I needed to study the subject of Salvation for myself so that I would know for sure what was truth, Calvinism,  Arminianism, or something in between. I reluctantly dove into this study thinking it would be dry and boring. What I found was the exact opposite. God opened a whole new bigger picture for me about Salvation. This study is not exhaustive, nor can it ever be here…

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The Headcovering: What Style and How Much Should it Cover?

In 1 Corinthians 11, God gives the command that a woman is to cover her head when praying or prophesying and that a man is to have his head uncovered. The focus of the entire passage is on the covered or uncovered head. Nothing is commanded or suggested concerning the style, color, or size of the woman’s or man’s headcovering. It is significant that God does not specify a style, a color, or size of headcovering. Because God does not command a specific style, color, or size of head covering,…

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Why Unbelievers and Worldly Christian Prosper Financially

Psalms 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever: Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. Prosperity destroys the foolish but is a blessing to the wise. Part of the destruction process for the foolish is their prosperity. Psalms 37:34-38 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked…

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How to Double Your Giving to the Lord

Have you ever dreamed of being financially able to give 20, 30, or 50 percent of your income to the Lord? There is a joy and excitement of being able to give more than God is asking us to give. It also provides an encouragement for others to give. Think of all that could be done in Christ’s Kingdom if your church received twice as much in offerings and if foreign missions had twice as much funds. The overhead costs have already been met through present giving. Any additional giving…

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Singleness – A Peek at God’s Perspective

We see things in our life from a narrow perspective, and it is often difficult for us to understand all that God is allowing to happen. Someone standing 10 feet behind us can see a much bigger perspective than we can. They can see things we can’t. They can also see some of our blindspots. God sees an even bigger and clearer perspective as He sees all of our past, present, and future all at once. God invites us to get a peek from His perspective. God tells us that…

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10 Common Myths About the Headcovering

I began a study on the headcovering when I was in college to find a basis that God no longer required the headcovering for today. I did not see a need for it. As I have studied the head covering in depth, I have discovered that there are many myths about the headcovering stated as truth. These false teachings are in many of the commentaries. They have been preached from the pulpit and have been passed from one Christian to another to give a “clear” understanding of what they want…

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God’s Commands in the New Testament

Jesus commanded us in the second half of the Great Commission to teach others to observe ALL that He has commanded us. We first need to know the commands ourselves well enough so that we can teach others to observe them. View an Uncategorized List of Commands Alcohol Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. Rom 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day;…

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Bill Gothard: The Biggest Conservative Fraud in Modern Times?

The following was a letter originally sent to our family and friends on January 12, 2015. Dear Family and Friends, I have not heard much from many of you about the events that have been exposed over the past year about Bill Gothard and his organization. It is time to break the silence and tell you what I know and where we as a family stand. If any of you, years ago, had seen some of the things that I am going to share with you, I wish you would…

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ATI: Designed Around a False Education “Principle”

The Advanced Training Institute (ATI) curriculum was promoted and sold to pastors and homeschool parents as the best homeschool curriculum in the world. Instead of being the best, it has failed horribly in many ways. The ATI curriculum was produced by Bill Gothard and his Institute in Basic Life Principles and was designed around a false education “principle” that produces results that are opposite of what Bill Gothard stated that they would be. I am writing this so that you or your family do not make the same mistakes that…

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Doug Phillips, Vision Forum and the Bigger Picture

Doug Phillips, the founder and leader of Vision Forum and a leader in the conservative homeschool movement, admitted to having a lengthy extra-marital affair with another woman. This was a bomb shell in the conservative home school community. Phillips was an extremely influential leader in the “Biblical Patriarchy” movement, a part of conservative evangelical Christianity that believes men should have “dominion” over women. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/07/doug-phillips-affair_n_4235191.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-ingersoll/doug-phillips-the-big-scandal_b_4195155.html The Closing of Vision Forum Ministries The Board of Vision Forum Ministries, on November 11, 2013, released a short one paragraph statement on their website…

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Building a Theology of Peace in the Old Testament

Would you go to the Old Testament to develop a theology of peace and your position on a Christian’s involvement in war? Or do you tend to ignore or gloss over the Old Testament on the issue of peace and participation in war because it does not fit your peace theology? The Old Testament has been a problem and a stumbling block to the question of whether a Christian should go to war. How do we, who hold a peace position, reconcile the teachings of Jesus and the New Testament…

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Divorce and Remarriage: Why Didn’t We See This Before?

Table of Contents God Hates Divorce Those who can never divorce How Divorce and Remarriage are separate events and therefore are two separate, although related items for discussion. God makes the man and woman one What is the Act or Action that is Adultery in Remarriage? Why divorce is not adultery What is significant about adultery in remarriage? Adultery in Remarriage: An Act or a State? The interesting illustration of God and Israel’s divorce What is clarified about divorce and remarriage by the example of God and Israel’s divorce? Further…

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The Effects of the Headcovering on Divorce

Is there a correlation between Christian women wearing a headcovering as is instructed in 1 Corinthians 11 and the divorce rate among Christians? Most churches today teach that the woman does not need to cover her head and that the teaching in 1 Corinthians 11 does not apply to today. Is it true that the headcovering teaching is not important, has no value for today, and is to be “spiritualized” and reinterpreted? Or is the Church reaping the consequence of ignoring the headcovering command in the high rate of divorce…

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Contrary to Popular Opinion, College or Seminary Education is not Beneficial for Pastors

God is quite clear in many passages of Scripture, and through the example of Jesus, that higher education is not beneficial for pastors. Ignoring all that God has written about the subject, most churches require at least a college degree if not a seminary degree for their pastor. Subconsciously, the church has bought into the belief that the educated few hold the key to understanding the deeper things of Scripture and that Christians need to look to the educated, who are mere men, for answers to the difficult questions and…

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Home “Sunday Schooling”

The answer for the spiritual education of our children in the home church Training children and young people in the ways of the Lord is very important for passing on the faith to the next generation and to their children who follow. Building-based churches have used Sunday school and youth groups for years in an attempt to train children and young people. However, in the last 50 years or so, each succeeding generation trained in the church Sunday school has become more Biblically illiterate than the previous generation to the…

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How to Turn the Hearts of Fathers to Their Children

The Importance of Turning the Hearts of Fathers to Their Children God sent John the Baptist to prepare people for lasting revival so that the church would endure after Jesus returned to Heaven. Jesus’ ministry lasted only three years. At the end of those three years, the revival that began has continued for two thousand years. What God said that John the Baptist would do to prepare the people for Jesus, was to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of children to their fathers….

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