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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 09

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 09 The part of this study involves the story of an immoral or sinful woman who came and washed the feet of  Jesus with her tears, dried them with her hair, and anointed them with perfume  (Luke 7:36-50).  John tells a similar story in 12:1-8 about Mary the sister  of […]

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Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 08

Forgiveness Without Sacrifice – Part 08 In this part of our  study of the forgiveness of sins without the need for an animal sacrifice, we  will take a look at the story of a paralytic who was healed by Jesus.  This  story is recorded in three Gospels: Matthew 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, and Luke  5:17-26. As […]

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Walked With God

Walked With God There were only two people in the Bible who were said to have walked with God: Enoch (Genesis 5:22) and Noah (Genesis 6:9). Genesis 5:22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters. NASB Genesis 6:9 These are […]

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Love and the Golden Rule

Love and the Golden Rule For the past couple of days, we’ve been talking about unconditional love being the major ingredient to fulfill the whole Law and the Prophets, as the Hebrew expresses it, or the whole of the Bible, as we would refer to it today. This is what Jesus was talking about in […]

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Unconditional Love of Self

Unconditional Love of Self Today’s article is a follow-up to yesterday’s blog article on unconditional love, in which Jesus explained about the greatest commandment. And while loving God and the whole of His creation is the greatest commandment, and includes everything, Jesus singled out one portion of this all inclusive commandment in Matthew 22 as […]

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Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love Most people say they want love and peace and an end to violence, but when they are told what they have to do on their part, and it requires a change in their lifestyle, such as what they put on their plates, they want to put conditions upon what they have to do. […]

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Who Is More Worthy?

Who Is More Worthy? Karolin wrote us a letter about her ministry, which is usually centered on enlightening people about the plight of animals, but like so many people that we know in the animal rights movement, she has a soft heart that extends to the whole of God’s creation. “I work here at the […]

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Peacemakers Don’t Need Guns

Peacemakers Don’t Need Guns A few of our blog articles on being peacemakers and not needing guns or other weapons has sparked some controversy even among Christians, with some agreeing with “our” position, and others saying that we should be armed for protection. We said “our” position, because that’s what the arguments referenced, but they […]

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Where Was Jesus Born?

Where Was Jesus Born? A Sermon Delivered to The CompassionInternetChurch 6 January 2013 Frank L. Hoffman, Pastor Scripture References: Hosea 11:1 Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:23 5:9 Luke 2:1 0-11 10:38-42 John 14:27 Romans 8:19-21 10:16-17 Hebrews 13:5-6 Preparation (John 14:27): 27. “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the […]

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New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution We were thinking about what to write in today’s blog, and we didn’t want to duplicate what we said in yesterday’s sermon, What Are Our New Year’s Resolutions?, when we read a Food for Thought article by Marni Montanez, and how John 5:19 became part of her New Year’s resolution. 19. Jesus […]

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