Great Plainness of Speech

2 Corinthians 3:12

“Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech” (2 Corinthians 3:12, KJV). Paul told the Corinthians that he deliberately made his words and his message clear and understandable in his work as a minister of the new covenant (2 Corinthians 3:6). The new covenant Paul referred to is the gospel. […]

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Just a Reminder

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] Reminders help us call to remembrance things that are important. At work we may leave notes to remind us to complete a task. We leave a reminder to make sure the task is completed and not forgotten. Therefore we should be able […]

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A Nation Condemned: A Survey of the Book of Obadiah

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] It is important to consider from time to time the things found in the Old Testament. In Romans 15:4 Paul said, “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the […]

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Baptism: A Basic Necessity

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] In life there are basic necessities in order to maintain life. Humans need food, water, clothing, and shelter-these are basic necessities. It is recognized that these are needs that are to be fulfilled, yet when it comes to spiritual necessities, people would […]

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Am I Responsible?

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] Growing up at home and going to school through the years, I have been taught that I am to be responsible for the things that I say and do. I have learned this lesson both in the environment of the home as […]

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They Must Be Silenced

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] Unity is precious in the sight of the Lord. John 17, commonly referred to as the Lord’s prayer, reflects the things that Christ desired for His disciples. John 17:21 states, “…that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in […]

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How Close Are We to God?

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] When studying God’s inspired word, it is very encouraging to read of examples of people who were very close to God. The relationships that we maintain can either make us stronger, or could destroy us at the same token. Relationships are essential […]

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