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the father trinity

God’s Plan B?

Somebody pointedly asked me “Can God have a plan B?” as his coup de
grace ending the discussion that everything happens because God
purposefully makes it happen. His main thrust was that the Fall of Man
was a good thing because aspects of God would never have been seen if
it weren’t for the fall and thus God wouldn’t have been receiving that
due glory. Now that got me thinking.

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christ salvation the father

The Gospel of God – Christ Crucified

randy amos

Technically, there is a difference in meaning between the death of Christ and the cross of Christ. This chronicle, with others to follow in the will of the Lord, will attempt to develop these differences to better understand the place of the cross in the wonders of God’s wisdom in man’s salvation.

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the father worship

True Worship of God

I was recently reintroduced to the differences in worship in the New Testament, and have been left astounded. I was struck by the contrast of these definitions and my younger perceptions.

When I was a child I looked at worship as a meeting where I could catch up on sleep if need be, but mostly a time of extreme boredom. When I was older, I looked at worship as an action done by certain men, and still the clock was studiously watched. Today I see some other aspects of worship, which I hope to share with you) and I understand my learning is not over.

It is not my goal to try to teach anyone what worship is, for many have been in the Lord much longer than myself, and you all have studied the passages and bring your fruits to the Lord every Sunday. No, my goal is simply to share how my view has changed in light of what the New Testament says about worship.

Indeed, it has been said we will spend eternity worshipping God. Right off the bat, my younger self would have shuddered at the looming eternal boredom (I speak as a fool), and my slightly older self would wonder if he would be spending eternity on the sidelines while such giants as Paul, Timothy, Peter, John and many of yourselves stand up to offer the worship due to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is above all, forever and ever. Amen.

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the father worship

The Field of Clover

H. P. Barker

“Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in
our hearts” (2 Cor. 1:22). “Now He that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing
is God, Who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit” (2 Cor. 5:5).
“….ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our
inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His
glory” (Eph. 1:13,14).

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study the father worship

The Hatred of God

Keith Keyser

In modern colloquial English the word “hate” is commonly used
to mean something far weaker than its dictionary definition. People often say “I hate
traffic jams,” or “I hate the Dallas Cowboys.” What they usually mean by
such statements is that they dislike such phenomena or people. When God uses the word,
however, it carries a far weightier meaning.