God's Gift

Posted by Mark Lindley on 26 December 2018

Children will be filled with excitement soon as they open their long-anticipated Christmas gifts. Those carefully wrapped gifts have been held, shaken, and examined by eager children trying to get clues. But soon all surprises will be revealed! What a fun time of year!

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What Will Happen Tomorrow?

Posted by Mark Lindley on 13 June 2018

I suppose we all have plans. Some are short-term plans; others may be long-term plans. Planning for the future is certainly commendable. Jesus said, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish” (Luke 14:28-30).

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Posted by Mark Lindley on 4 April 2018

Water baptism is a controversial topic that has been hotly debated over the years. Part of the controversy stems from the question, Is baptism necessary for salvation? While there are some who say that baptism is necessary, others maintain that baptism is not something that one must do to be saved.

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Posted by Mark Lindley on 13 December 2017

Integrity is a human characteristic that seems to be on the verge of becoming extinct. Integrity is “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness” (online dictionary).

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Posted by Mark Lindley on 29 November 2017

God created man with the freedom to make choices. In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve, and placed them in the Garden of Eden. God allowed them to eat of all the trees of the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The first couple had a choice to make, and they made the wrong choice, eating the fruit of the forbidden tree. As a result of their disobedience, they were driven out of the garden of Eden and away from the tree of life (Genesis 3:22-24).

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Posted by Mark Lindley on 20 September 2017

The question that serves as the title of this article is a question all should consider. I am persuaded that everyone, at some point and to some degree, either has or is taking things for granted. We do not intend to, but it is so easy to take certain things for granted.

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"I Don't See Anything Wrong With It"

Posted by Mark Lindley on 23 August 2017

Determining right from wrong is not always easy. Sometimes, when we examine an issue to determine what is right or wrong, we find that the issue is complex. Answers to moral and ethical questions are not always clear.

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Posted by Mark Lindley on 16 August 2017

We live in a time when skepticism regarding God’s existence is increasing. Those who profess atheism are writing books, giving lectures, and teaching in some universities that believing in God is a thing of the past and for the ignorant.

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Posted by Mark Lindley on 26 July 2017

Time is a precious blessing not to be wasted. With each tick of the clock, the brief span of time we have in this world is passing. This is why Paul exhorts us to use our time wisely: “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16). We should “number our days,” making the most of each moment, living life to the fullest (Psalm 90:12).

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When God Is Silent

Posted by Mark Lindley on 12 July 2017

Those reading this article will likely agree that we should do what God says in his word. When God has given a commandment, those who love God will obey (I John 5:3). But how should we interpret God’s silence? In cases in which God has given no instruction, do we have the authority to engage in those practices?

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