Restoring the Lost Fear of God

Every seven years, Israel was to celebrate a Sabbath. In that year, the land was to rest, to lay fallow. And something else, quite extraordinary, and under-emphasized, was to take place – The Seventh Year National Education Campaign. According to Deuteronomy 31:10-13, Israel was instructed to gather during this Sabbath year, in a national assembly,…

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Reverence vs. Respect

There has been a recent trend to eliminate kneelers in liturgical churches. Some see the act of kneeling as demeaning. In many Pentecostal churches, the practice of kneeling in prayer has also virtually disappeared, as has the practice of tarrying at an altar, the congregation gathered before God on their knees. “Come, let us bow…

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Let Us Come – Not So Boldly!

We quote quite liberally the passage from Hebrews, “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Let’s examine the passage: ‘Come’ – means to near worshipping, and the tense indicates our continuous action of approaching God. We…

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The Gray People

Do you ever wish you were a more talented person? More colorful? Clever? Perhaps even the ‘life of the party’. The witty one. There are those people who seem to shine. They glisten. Bubble. They get attention. They get our attention. They are cute, smart, and fashionable – they set the trend. Then there are…

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Hope Charitable Services

Frank Allen is a missionary to the poor in the Norfolk Tidewater area. Here is one day in his life! The call was not good news. A major community volunteer resource agency had to cancel volunteer relief promised. The man-power counted on to unload four trailers backed to the temporary furniture warehouse in Portsmouth would…

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