“And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him–a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). Jesus called his apostles and sent them out in groups to do God’s work. The disciples were often sent out in pairs so that they would be encouraged and helped by one…

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Encouragement. We all need encouragement. Hopefully, we like to encourage others. That mutual encouragement is part of what God designed the worship service to accomplish. Look at the exhortation in Hebrews 10:24-25, “let us consider one another to provoke one another unto love and good works; not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the…

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Development of a Practical Theodicy Through a Biblical Theology of Habakkuk By D. L. DeBord, M.Div.   A theodicy is an attempt to establish that God is righteous despite allowing evil, pain, and suffering to exist in the world. John Hick, in his theodicy, popularized the concept of the present world as a “vale of…

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God is often (around 242 times) described as the LORD of hosts in the Old Testament. The CSB translated this phrase יְהוָ֨ה צְבָא֜וֹת appropriately as “the LORD of armies.”  The phrase refers to the angelic “army” which stands at the ready around the throne of God (1 Kings 22:19; 2 Chronicles 18:18; Psalm 148:2). God…

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How great it is to be part of God’s family! The blessings from our Father are innumerable. We will never exhaust them. We will never comprehend them. How great it is to be a Christian! Being a Christian is possible because God wants to be with us. God spoke the universe into existence because he…

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