Monthly Archives: December 2015

Did Bush Really Keep us Safe?

When Donald Trump said that the 9/11 attacks occurred on George W. Bush’s watch, George’s brother Jeb Bush defended his brother by saying, “He kept us safe?” Did he really? We weren’t very safe on 9/11. Neither President Bush nor … Continue reading

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What Does “Brother” Mean?

When we see the word “brother” (or “sister”) in the Scriptures, we need to be careful. “Brother” can, of course, mean a naturally born brother–having the same father and mother. Or it can mean (natural) half-brother, or step-brother–having the same … Continue reading

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I Paid Willie’s Taxes

You have probably heard those advertisements on TV for agencies that will help you negotiate a debt forgiveness plan with the IRS. If you don’t pay your taxes, you can pay these guys so you don’t have to pay the … Continue reading

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Significant Words in the Bible

A simple word study of the Bible reveals many truths, such as the number the number of times that words are used. Below are the most frequently used significant words in the Bible (after weeding out all of the pronouns, … Continue reading

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Terrorism by Another Name

In a recent Democratic presidential debate, all three candidates came down hard on terrorism: Hillary Clinton said that terrorism shows “the total disregard for human life.” Martin O’Malley noted that “All lives matter,” adding that he shared “the goal of … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd and His sheep.

John 10:1-21, Jesus identifies Himself as the Good Shepherd of His sheep, as well as the gate to the sheep pen. The sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out of the … Continue reading

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Witnessing For Christ

John 9 gives us the story of the witness of the healed blind man. It teaches us about witnessing, and it contains some great Bible quotes. In verses 6, Christ healed a man who had been blind since birth. Then … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are?

In John 8:48-59, the Pharisees conducted some interesting questioning of Jesus. In verse 48-52a, they asked Him if he was demon-possessed, he said that he was not, and they concluded that he was. Then, in verse 52b-53, they say, ” … Continue reading

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Governing by Nations — Not by Worlds

In the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11, God gave us the institution of nations as a means of governing. The Bible mentions the words “nation” or “nations” some 677 times, sometimes further clarifying or subdividing nations … Continue reading

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News Flash (“Nothing to see here”)

I watched the news last night (12/03/15), Channel 8 in Dallas. Here’s what I learned: – Remember the kid who got drunk, killed four people, and got probation because of “affluenza” (so rich that his parents never taught him right … Continue reading

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