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March 26, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Joshua 2:13 ‘Save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters.’

More often than not when the question of Rahab the harlot is admitted into any conversation, whether it be about the sinfulness of harlotry, or whether or not she lied about having knowledge of the whereabouts of the two spies, the matter of her surprising faith is, sadly only infrequently, brought to bear upon this truly amazing Old Testament narrative. ...Keep Reading

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March 19, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Matthew 28:15 ‘This saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continueth until this day.’

Although the 18th verse of this 28th chapter of Matthew’s gospel account is indisputably the best-known portion of this disciple’s closing remarks, the 15th verse may be one of the most intriguing. After the resurrection of our Savior and His giving of this directive, Fear not: Go tell my brethren that they depart into Galilee, and there shall they see me...Keep Reading

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March 12, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Matthew 25:7 ‘Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.’

These individuals were quite evidently deceived, perhaps even self-deceived, but deceived nonetheless. Like their counterparts in 7:22, they may have spoken of the many things that they had done, claiming, even believing, that they had done them “by His name,” that they had been living lives, doing ‘mighty works’ in the name of religion; in the name of Christianity and for the church....Keep Reading

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March 5, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Romans 5:8 ‘Christ died for us.’

How fearful it is that we may ever have spoken these glorious words tritely, or without due consideration of their incomprehensible depths: the depths of the love of Christ that truly passes our understanding; the depths of the love of the Father in giving His Son for us; the depths of the love of God the Holy Spirit in applying the infinitely costly salvation to any of the rebellious sons of men. Amazing Grace is too light an expression to adequately denote the wonders involved in these precious words, Christ died for us, and that, incredibly, while we were yet sinners. O the deep, deep love of Jesus! Thank God for eternity; for eternity will never exhaust the love that we owe to the Lamb of God....Keep Reading

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February 26, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Romans 1:16 ‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel.’

A new translation of the Scriptures, the Word of God for Protestant Christians, namely, that is, the Bible, appeared in full in the year of our Lord, 1978, the New Testament had earlier made its appearance in 1773; the publishers evidently not wishing to wait for the entirety of both the Older and the Newer Testaments to be ready....Keep Reading

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February 19, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Matthew 20:31 ‘Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David’

And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. And behold, two blind men sitting by the wayside, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David. And the multitude rebuked them that they should hold their peace: but they cried out the more, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David. And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I should do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. And Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and straightway they received their sight, and followed him. ...Keep Reading

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February 12, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Psalm 37:1 ‘Fret not thyself…….’

The inspired words of the focus of our attention this week are found on only four occasions, at least in the American Standard Version (1901) of the Scriptures. Three of these four occasions are to be located in the psalm under consideration, namely the 37th Psalm, ‘a psalm of David’ according to its inspired inscription. The fourth employment of ‘Fret not thyself’ is to be found in the book of Proverbs......Keep Reading

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February 5, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Exodus 16:25 - ‘To-day is a Sabbath unto Jehovah: to-day ye shall not find it in the field.’

A very prevalent teaching in the midst of the Christian church finds the institution of the Sabbath, not in or before Exodus 16, but, in Exodus 20 with the giving of the law, or the Ten Commandments. Taking these commands, then, as the ‘law of Moses,’ they insist that they are no longer obligatory for the believer today....Keep Reading

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January 29, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Psalm 24:3 ‘Who shall ascend into the hill of Jehovah?’

“It is not he who sings so well or so many Psalms, nor he who fasts or watches so many days, nor he who divides his own among the poor, nor he who preaches to others, nor he who lives quietly, kindly and friendly; nor, in fine, nor is it he who knows all sciences and languages, nor he who works all virtuous and all good works that ever any man spoke or read of, but it is he alone, who is pure within and without.”...Keep Reading

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January 22, 2017 by David Farmer 0 comments

Matthew 10:16 - ‘Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.’

Matthew 10:16 - 'Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.’...Keep Reading

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