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The Character of the Seven Churches

Just as a person develops a reputation for his works and words, so a church is know by its reputation as well. It is certainly true that the Lord’s perspective is often very different from ours. The Seven Churches of Revelation shows us how the Lord deals with Churches – how he encourages right behavior, confronts wrong and warns those …

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Keep Running–The Beginning Is In Sight

Well, it’s now 2020, which begs the ocular question: What is your VISION of yourself and your ministry in the Body of Christ? Do you see yourself doing great things with the Lord this year? In this initial WWF teaching of the new year, John will take us to a number of relevant and provocative sections of Scripture, including 1 …

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2020: “I Can See Clearly Now…”

Perhaps you recognize this popular 1972 song, the chorus goes: “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day.” And we can say, “a bright, bright sunshiny year.” That is because, as per Nehemiah 8:8 …

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The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength

You’ve no doubt heard that phrase from Nehemiah 8:10, and perhaps sung the catchy song by that title many times, but what is its context, what exactly does it mean, and how do you apply it? John did this simple and most edifying teaching several times on his recent Western trip, and it was so well received that we want …

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How Hilarious Are You?

It’s almost the end of yet another calendar year, and thus we are closer than ever to “The Big Snatch,” that is, the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to meet all Christians of all time in the air and take us to “the heaven of heavens” and, I think, into the presence of God’s Divine Council, at least to …

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No Apology for Your Apologia

Probably more so than I’ve ever seen in my brief 76 years, there is a massive cultural assault on freedom of speech. Why? Because in the spiritual battle raging in the realm beyond our five senses and playing out in the world, the Enemy knows that those promoting his lies cannot defend them in an honest, civil verbal exchange, so, …

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“ALWAYS,” “NOTHING,” and “EVERYTHING”

Once upon a time, GOD was all alone. I’m going to hazard a guess that He did have in mind the Name that He would later give Himself in relating to His chosen people. The first person to whom He revealed its meaning was Moses, as per the following verses:  Exodus 34:5-7a5 Then YAHWEH came down in the cloud and stood there with …

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Saved to Serve, Seated to Stand, Woke to Walk, Raised to Reign.

A subtitle of this teaching could be Grace Unto Works. Much of the controversy about whether salvation is permanent misses the point that BIRTH and GROWTH are two totally different processes, with the former really being a one-time event. God does not get us “out of the soup” (“death unto life”) just so that we can spend the rest of …

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The Truth the Whole Truth and Nothing but The Truth

We’ve all heard those words, either in an actual courtroom or in a TV or movie portrayal, as a witness being sworn in promises to speak only the truth. But let us remember what comes after them, “So help me, God.” And God so values Truth that He will help anyone who is committed to being truth-full (cp. Ps. 51:6). …

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Main Event: Logos Versus Muthos

In Acts 17, while hanging out at Athens waiting for his pals Silas and Timbo, the apostle Paul encountered a gaggle of Greek philosophers who spent most of their time “listening to the latest ideas,” not unlike many people today. The way in which Paul masterfully presented God’s Truth to those steeped in paganism and godlessness gives us some keys …