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The Answer to Anarchy

Ephesians 6 encourages Christians to put on the whole armor of God so that we may be able to stand against the “wiles” (methods) of the Devil.  As a spirit being, Satan does not directly attack people, but rather he works through worldly systems promulgated by humans. Humans who have bought into the Devil’s systems promote his methods, which are …

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Know Thy Enemy: Standing Firm in the Spiritual Battle

Before you fight a war, it’s always good to know as much as you can about your enemy. Nowhere is this statement more true than in the spiritual realm. Many Christians do not take our Adversary seriously because they simply do not know enough about him. In fact, the Devil’s cleverest strategy is to make people believe that he does …

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Genesis: The Solution For Our Culture

Since culture is primarily the way in which people choose to conduct their lives – then where do we find in the Bible where God shows us His order for culture? The answer is: Genesis. We all know there are some strange and unusual cultural ideas being embraced today. Genesis has a lot to say about how we as humans …

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Racism in the World Today

One of the most misguided judgments ever made is to judge by appearance (John 7:24). Judging by wrong standards will never lead to a godly perspective of how God sees the different races of people in the world. All humanity is created equal in the eyes of God, and we all bear the image of God, however the whole world …

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Christ: The Treasure of Wisdom and Knowledge

In this teaching Jon Touchstone begins in Colossians 2 where we learn that wisdom of the world offers fine sounding arguments, but in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Flattery and smooth sounding speech is used by those promoting the wisdom of the world, but God states He reveals His thoughts to those who have the …

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Love and the Antichrist: A Study of First John

In this study we continue the theme of our Research Night of understanding Love and the Manifestations of the holy spirit. Love is much more than a sentiment. It energizes our faith. In First John, we learn that we are able to love because God first loved us by giving his son up to death on the cross. We first …

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Civil Government

We know from scripture that there are two spiritual kingdoms – the Kingdom of God, and the Kingdom of Satan. Both Kingdoms rely upon authority, but use it in very different ways. Since God is not a God of disorder but peace, His authority, which we find in self-governance, in the government of the family, the civil government and within …

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The Significance of Pentecost

Jon Touchstone teaches on Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, as recorded in Acts 1 and 2. A time when God gave those who believed in His Son the ability to fluently speak one or more languages they had never learned. This teaching also looks at the power that Pentecost brought to mankind – and asks the question, “why don’t …

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Waiting Well

The current state of our nation, and the world, has given us more than the usual number of unwanted opportunities to WAIT, as follows: to leave the house, for a new job, for a restaurant to open, to shake hands, to hug someone, to see people’s smiles, for baseball to begin, and for sure to wait in line while only …