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The True Definition of Lukewarm

I had been casually pondering what Yahshua meant when He used the word lukewarm in the following passage: Revelation 3:16 (Literal Translation) – Thus because you are lukewarm, and neither hot, nor cold, I am about to vomit you out … Continue reading

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Why YHWH Loves Music

During a Bible study on Hebrews 6-7, the teacher-elder wanted us to think about our role as a kingly priest serving Christ and the Body. He used intercessory prayer as an example; we should consider the 5 Ws and 1 … Continue reading

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This Temple

Do I keep You in my mind enough? Do I keep You in my heart enough? Without Your Guiding Light, I’m lost. I’ve slain myself. I’ve paid the cost. Are You deep within? Am I deep within?

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Thought Splatters (Sip!)

The only time Scripture mentions submission to the assembly is concerning discipline (Matthew 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 5:5). John’s Evangel never mentions the word faith. Why? Love is the result of faith. Three items that seem to terrify most believers are … Continue reading

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Puzzling Passages Made Plain: The Levite and His Concubine – Part 2

Read first: Puzzling Passages Made Plain: Tossed to the Depraved Puzzling Passages Made Plain: The Levite and His Concubine – Part 1 Turn the Light on… Connection Lesson 1 Corinthians 13:9-10 (Literal Translation) In part, indeed, we know, and in … Continue reading

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Symbolism of the Vine and Branches

The pruning of the vine causes the remaining branch nubs to produce sweeter fruit: How to Prune Grape Vines for Fruit Development Winter Pruning of Vines from Infancy to the Fourth Year

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Fast from SELF, Not Food

I hate Lent. From the outside looking in, I see no other time of the year where Christians are the most self-righteous. A growing number of Protestants are now practicing it. Jesus never ordained this activity, no matter how well … Continue reading

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Incomplete Instruction

During the twelfth day of my foray into the church system (eleventh at this facility), I suffered through an incomplete sermon. An incomplete teaching is one when the main idea is totally missed and/or a soulish concept is used instead. … Continue reading

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The Seed IS Christ

Mark 4 The Parable of Christ Sowing Himself 1Again He began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about Him, so that He got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the … Continue reading

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Surrendered in All Things?

Two people in a bible study were debating whether females should be allowed to collect offerings and pass out the bread and juice. I, being a stranger to the church system, said, “Why not fast and pray, asking the Lord … Continue reading

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