Saturday, September 22, 2018

PF Bulletin: False Prophets in the OT

May 14, 2015 by  
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God is as holy, as loving, and as just as he always has been. God’s attitude about sin has not changed, nor has the way he deals with it (only Christ has now born the penalty for our sin). God is not the only one that doesn’t change from one testament to another. By and […]

PF Bulletin: The Character of False Teachers

May 14, 2015 by  
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False prophets preyed on the Jews for generations, peddling perversions of the Jewish system for personal gain. When Christ came, he arrived into a world filled with these false doctrines, and sternly warned the Jews against their works: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You […]

PF Bulletin: God’s Mercy in the OT – Cain

May 14, 2015 by  
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What a beautiful place Eden must have been—a place where creator and created could live together indefinitely. Unfortunately, God could not continue fellowship with Adam and Eve after their sin in the garden, and cast them from his presence. That was not the end of God’s interaction with man—Cain and Abel’s sacrifices show us that […]

PF Bulletin: Hunger

May 14, 2015 by  
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In John’s gospel narrative, chapter 6 marks both the height of Jesus’ popularity and a drastic turning point in his ministry. At this time, Jesus feeds more than 5,000 people with just a few loaves. This miracle should remind the crowd and John’s readers of several passages in the Old Testament – 2 Kings 4:42-44, […]

PF Bulletin: Endure

April 9, 2015 by  
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We often think of Hebrews as the book about how Jesus is better: Jesus is better than the angels, Jesus is better than Moses, Jesus is better than the Levitical high priests. A large portion of Hebrews is dedicated to the idea that Jesus is a more complete fulfillment of Old Testament figures. However, this […]

PF Bulletin: The Wisdom of God

April 9, 2015 by  
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Christians are not alone in seeking wisdom. There are many in the world that spend a lifetime searching for great secrets, and only find unanswered questions. The irony here is that, while men and women travel the world chasing what only amounts to wind, the answers they seek are laid out in plain sight—between the […]

PF Bulletin: Let Your Words Be Few

February 16, 2015 by  
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For generations, parents have attempted to comfort emotionally wounded children with some version of the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” That platitude must ring as hollow to the speaker it as it sounded to me when I was a child. We recognize that words have power […]

PF Bulletin: The Power of God’s Grace

February 16, 2015 by  
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Soon after Lot separates from Abram and settles in the Jordan River Valley, four kings from the East collapse on Canaan, ravaging its cities and taking both persons and provisions for spoils. Lot is taken captive during these raids. In response, Abram marshals a force of 318 men to pursue the four Eastern kings, rescuing […]

PF Bulletin: The Lord Remembers

February 16, 2015 by  
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Through the Old Testament, one often reads of God remembering his people—those who live righteously—and the covenants he has made with them. Perhaps the most recognizable instance of God’s remembrance occurs during The Flood. Having passed down judgment on the sinful world, God remembers righteous Noah and delivered him and his family from certain death. […]

Forsaking True Worship

 “After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves. He said to the people, ‘It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt. One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan. And this thing became a sin; the […]

Courageous Faith (by Paul Earnhart)

May 8, 2013 by  
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For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.  Be not ashamed of the testimony of the Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but suffer hardship with the gospel according to the power of God…” (2 Timothy 1:7-8) The Prussian king Frederick the Great was widely known as […]

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