Blessed Are The Peacemakers

Posted by Mark Lindley on 4 March 2020

The teachings of Jesus Christ have made a positive impact on the world more than the teachings of any other person. The Beatitudes are just one example of the Lord’s teachings which continue to benefit those who receive them. The Beatitudes are attitudes which should “be” in the lives of Christians (Matthew 5:1-12). Each of these attitudes is vital to the Christian. However, the focus of this article is the seventh beatitude: “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9).  Since Jesus taught that peacemakers will be “blessed,” we should learn how to become peacemakers.

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ARE YOUR BELIEFS BIBLICAL?

Posted by Mark Lindley on 5 February 2020

Are your religious beliefs based on the teachings of the Bible? Do you have book, chapter, and verse support for the things you believe about God, sin, and salvation? Those professing to be Christians would agree that our religious beliefs “should” come from the Bible. The Bible is the final authority for Christians. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:16-17). The Scriptures provide all we need to know in order to be saved eternally in heaven.

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WHEN CHRIST IS YOUR LIFE

Posted by Mark Lindley on 12 January 2020

God has made great promises to those who live for Christ. Consider what Paul wrote about living for Christ: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you” (Philippians 1:21-24). Notice from this text that Paul lived for Christ: “For to me to live is Christ” (v.21). Because Paul lived for Christ, he enjoyed wonderful blessings and promises. These same blessings and promises are given to those who live for Christ today. Consider the following blessings:

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You Need Patience

Posted by Mark Lindley on 11 December 2019

Patience is a virtue that every Christian needs. Faithful followers of Christ will be blessed, but with the blessings will come many challenges and trials. This was true of first-century Christians and it still holds true today.

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A STUDY GUIDE TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

Posted by Mark Lindley on 21 August 2019

The New Testament contains 27 books. The 27 books of the New Testament contain 260 chapters and, depending on the translation one may choose, about 7,959 verses. That is a lot of information to absorb, and it may seem overwhelming.

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What Fools Say

Posted by Mark Lindley on 12 June 2019

“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good” (Psalm 53:1). The foolish person relishes the thought “in his heart” that there is no such being as God. Those who are corrupt and do abominable wickedness do not want to be answerable to God, so they simply deny His existence.

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The World's Most Popular Thief

Posted by Mark Lindley on 1 May 2019

The Bible teaches that when Jesus died on the cross two thieves were also crucified. One of the thieves crucified with Jesus, repented. This repentant thief is likely the world’s most popular thief.

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THE OVERSIGHT OF THE CHURCH

Posted by Mark Lindley on 21 April 2019

          God’s plan for the oversight of the church is revealed in the New Testament. The term “oversight” means “the action of overseeing something; supervision, management.” According to the New Testament, elders have the oversight of local congregations of the church.

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"I'll Be Careful"

Posted by Mark Lindley on 20 February 2019

Children say the funniest things. I have a three-year old daughter whose vocabulary seems to expand every day. The things she says sound too “grown-up” for a barely three-year old toddler.

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Letting Patience Work

Posted by Mark Lindley on 6 February 2019

The Christian life can be very challenging. Due to the many obstacles and trials Christians encounter, we need to “let patience work.”

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