Posts with the category “books-of-the-bible”

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Monday, November 21, 2022
November 21st, 2022
           Many sports, professions, organizations and pursuits have a “hall of fame.”  and to be enshrined in a hall of fame is usually a high honor.  An inductee into a hall of fame has reached the ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, November 17, 2022
November 17th, 2022
            As we approach the end of the New Testament, we find the book of Hebrews.  The primary theme of this book is the superiority of Jesus and the work that He completed through His life, death...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022
November 16th, 2022
            Philemon is a personal letter from Paul to an individual.  The apostle wrote to make a personal appeal to Philemon to receive back Onesimus who was once a slave.  This once runaway slave h...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
November 15th, 2022
          Titus was a young pastor who had been charged with spreading the gospel and building disciples for Christ on the island of Crete.  Paul wrote a three-chapter letter to Titus to encourage him...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, November 14, 2022
November 14th, 2022
          Paul wrote a second letter to Timothy.  Some people believe this was either Paul’s final letter that we have in our Bibles or at least one of his last letters.  He gave some parting words to...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, November 10, 2022
November 10th, 2022
          Paul and Timothy shared a special relationship.  They were more like a father and son than merely co-laborers or co-workers in the gospel.  They were bound together in Christ and their share...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022
November 9th, 2022
           Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians cleared up some misconceptions that the believers in that town had about the Lord’s second coming and how they were to prepare for such an event.  ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
November 8th, 2022
            In our Bibles, we have two letters that Paul wrote to the Christians in Thessalonica.  Paul had likely founded this church during his second missionary journey. Paul’s message to the Thess...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, November 7, 2022
November 7th, 2022
           Paul’s letter named Colossians was intended for the Christians in the city of Colosse.  This city was located in what we know as modern-day Turkey.  The apostle greeted his readers as “God’...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, November 3, 2022
November 2nd, 2022
          Confidence is a quality that many good athletes possess.  They are confident in their abilities or their teammates or their coaches.  And possibly all three.  If you thought today of where y...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
November 2nd, 2022
           One of the themes found in Philippians is joy.  As you probably know, joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.  Biblical joy or the joy of Philippians comes from the Lord and is rarely, if ever, ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, November 1, 2022
November 1st, 2022
          Near the end of Galatians, Paul wrote in a rather tongue-in-cheek way.  He wanted to call emphasis to the importance of the message that he was sending to the Galatian believers.  This messa...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, October 31, 2022
October 31st, 2022
           Happy Reformation Day!  On this day, October 31, we recall the actions of a priest named Martin Luther who nailed ninety-five theses or protests to the door of the Catholic Church in Witten...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, October 27, 2022
October 27th, 2022
            The work of Jesus at the cross is beyond total human comprehension.  It is nothing short of extraordinary to consider what Christ did for us by paying the debt of sin.  We do not treat thi...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, October 26, 2022
October 26th, 2022
           Ephesians is Paul’s letter to the church located in the city of Ephesus.  You may recall that Jesus sent a letter to the same church as part of the seven letters to the seven churches in Re...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, October 25, 2022
October 25th, 2022
            Splinters can be aggravating and annoying.  And so too can briers and thorns.  Paul suffered with something he called “a thorn in my flesh” (2 Corinthians 12:7).  We do not specifically kn...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, October 24, 2022
October 24th, 2022
             I recently had my annual eye exam.  My optometrist asked me to fix my eyes on certain locations as he conducted the exam to test my vision and the health of my eyes.  Where I fixed my eye...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, October 20, 2022
October 20th, 2022
           Paul continued his dialogue with the Corinthian Christians by writing his second letter to the believers in that part of the Roman Empire.  As he often did, Paul began by connecting his ide...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
October 19th, 2022
          Paul ended I Corinthians with some personal requests and remarks.  He named some people and offered some admonitions.  In I Corinthians 16:13-14, the apostle wrote, “Be on your guard; stand ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
October 18th, 2022
           There is no comparison between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the world.  While we may know some really smart men and women, all human wisdom is limited and finite.  No one knows every...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, October 17, 2022
October 17th, 2022
            Gratitude is part of the Christian life.  We are often moved to gratitude by the blessings of God.  We can be moved by the generosity and thoughtfulness of others as well.  Often, God bles...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, October 13, 2022
October 13th, 2022
           We know Paul as a missionary, a preacher, a church planter, a writer of much of the New Testament and probably Christianity’s finest theologian.  Following his very intense and powerful con...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022
October 12th, 2022
          The Kingdom of God is a prominent concept in the New Testament and especially in the teachings of Jesus.  You may recall that Jesus said that His Kingdom was not of this world (John 18:36). ...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
October 11th, 2022
           We do not know everything there is to know about heaven in perfect detail and understanding.  Indeed, we, as humans, are not going to possess that kind of perfect understanding in this worl...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, October 10, 2022
October 10th, 2022
              There is much conversation about the end of time and the end times.  And, frankly, this topic has been a popular conversation for a long, long time.  People often wonder about how to get...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, October 6, 2022
October 6th, 2022
          We often encounter evil in the world today as we experience the sinfulness of others.  There is the natural and human tendency to want to lash out at or against evil and injustice.  If we ar...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
October 5th, 2022
             In Romans 12, Paul wrote about a “surrendered life.”  As followers of Christ, we surrender ourselves to Him in faith, trust and discipleship.  To live a “surrendered life” means that we s...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, October 4, 2022
October 4th, 2022
             As a missionary, Paul always maintained a passion for the Jewish people to know Jesus as their Messiah.  He preached often at synagogues and labored to show his listeners that Jesus was t...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, October 3, 2022
October 3rd, 2022
            God has blessed us with five senses...seeing, smelling, tasting, touching and hearing.  Each one is a gift and plays an important role in helping us to navigate the activities of each day....  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, September 29, 2022
September 29th, 2022
          The chances are good that you remember when you were baptized.  Baptism is an outward and public sign that confirms what God has done inwardly and privately in the heart and life of a person...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
September 28th, 2022
             As he opened Romans 5, Paul paid tribute to some of the many blessings that believers enjoy through justification.  He wrote, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we ha...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, September 27, 2022
September 27th, 2022
           Near the end of Romans 2, Paul addressed the matter of circumcision.  While not a pressing or even often-mentioned matter in twenty-first century Christianity or churches, this matter of ci...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, September 26, 2022
September 26th, 2022
          Romans has been called the Magna Carta of the Christian faith and the constitution of our faith.  Practically all of the great doctrines of our faith are explored and addressed by Paul in th...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, September 8, 2022
September 8th, 2022
           Acts is a fascinating book in the New Testament.  We have a front row seat to the early growth and expansion of the Church that Luke recorded for us.  Acts often carries the additional titl...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
September 7th, 2022
           John’s gospel presents a portrait of Jesus that is different from the first three gospel accounts.  John opened with a recognition of the eternal nature of Jesus and the embodiment of God i...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, September 6, 2022
September 6th, 2022
           We know Luke in two ways—as a physician and as a Scripture writer.  He was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write the gospel known by his name and the book of Acts.  Indeed, some people consi...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Thursday, September 1, 2022
September 1st, 2022
              Mark is likely the earliest of the four gospels.  This gospel was also a source for both Matthew and Luke.  Together, the first three gospels are often called the synoptic gospels becaus...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Wednesday, August 31, 2022
August 31st, 2022
           As you likely know, there are four gospels in the Bible.  Matthew is the first one.  He was also known as Levi and was one of the first twelve disciples called by Jesus.  Like the other dis...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Tuesday, August 30, 2022
August 30th, 2022
             Malachi is the last of the minor prophets and the final book of the Old Testament.  He was the last prophetic voice until the emergence of John the Baptist who heralded the coming of Jesu...  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss
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Monday, August 29, 2022
August 29th, 2022
            Zechariah’s name means “God remembered.”  And in the days of his prophecy, the people needed to know that God had remembered them.  He prophesied about the same time as the prophet Haggai....  Read More
by Tom Cabaniss

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