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New Testament Backgrounds
May 19th, 2024
The Intertestamental PeriodApproximately 400 years span the gap between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament. We call this the Intertestamental Period. The following mat...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Blessing of Rest
May 19th, 2024
Genesis 2:1-3In early 2021, Italian artist Salvatore Garau sold for more than $18,000 a sculpture entitled “lo Sono” (meaning “I am) to an unidentified buyer. This buyer received, along with a certifi...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Introducing the Trumpet Judgments
May 19th, 2024
Revelation 8:1-13God’s judgment from the throne will intensify.As we follow Christ in a world opposed to him, his awe-inspiring appearance to John on Patmos Island should encourage us to persevere (Re...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Under His Wings
May 12th, 2024
President Theodore Roosevelt once said:The good mother, the wise mother...is more important to the community than even the ablest man; her career is more worth of honor [the career of motherhood] and ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Believers in the Tribulation
May 12th, 2024
Revelation 7:1-17What about the people of God?Thematic music plays at the end of a movie as end credits scroll across the screen. While most of us don’t read more than the first few names, if even tha...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Made to Reign
May 5th, 2024
Genesis 1:26-31Have you ever seen a handheld colander for fried foods? If you saw one, you probably wouldn’t know what it was or what is was supposed to be used for. What about an electric necktie iro...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Seal Judgments
May 5th, 2024
Revelation 6:1-17For two chapters we’ve visualized the scene at God’s heavenly throne room. This majestic, awe-inspiring scene reminds us that no matter who is governing on earth, God the Father reign...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Shared Sufferings of Christ
April 28th, 2024
Philippians 3:10-11; 2 Corinthians 1:5-6; 1 Peter 2:19-23Reading, memorizing, and meditating on Scripture is important. So is receiving teaching and preaching from the Bible as a church. What we’re go...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Heavenly Throne Room of God
April 28th, 2024
Revelation 4-5As we follow Christ in a wicked world, we may feel oppressed and even persecuted for our faith. This struggle intensifies when the power structures of this world line up against us, infl...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Our Creator God
April 21st, 2024
What do art and inventions have in common? Both are a form of creation if we define creation as something produced by a person’s original and unique imagination, ideas, and thoughts. The key differenc...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Persevering Church at Philadelphia
April 21st, 2024
Revelation 3:7-13The human body can overcome many challenging feats of strength and endurance. If you have ever done any serious physical training regimen, like running or weightlifting, you know this...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Lukewarm Church at Laodicea
April 21st, 2024
Revelation 3:14-22As we consider the last of the seven churches in Revelation, let's remember what we have learned so far. Every church received a special introduction from Christ, describing some imp...  Read More
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