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The Thanksgiving that Was (and Was Not)

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On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:11-19)The painting above, “Ten Lepers,” is by the Mormon artist James Christensen. While I don’t share the same faith, I have always found this to be a moving piece, which, like all good art, prompts one to look, to linger, and to reflect.

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Complicating Manhood and Womanhood (Gabriel Williams)

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For the majority of my Christian life, I was built up in the faith and nourished within conservative Pentecostal and Wesleyan-influenced churches. Within those circles, there were a number of topics that were constantly discussed, almost to the point of obsession (such as spiritual warfare, end time signs, dreams/visions, modesty, etc.). As I began to embrace Reformed theology and began to have more contact with the wider evangelical world, I noticed immediately that those aforementioned topics were hardly ever brought up. Nowadays, the topic of discussion has invariably focused on biblical manhood and womanhood. When my wife goes on social media, she informs me of the proliferation of "mom blogs", which seem to spend almost all of their time focusing on the "pink passages". Along with these blogs are a large collection of books on "gospel-centered motherhood" or "serving God as a single woman". At times, it has given the impression that Christi…

The Thanksgiving that Was (and Was Not)

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On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:11-19The painting above, “Ten Lepers,” is by the Mormon artist James Christensen. While I don’t share the same faith, I have always found this to be a moving piece, which, like all good art, prompts one to look, to linger, and to reflect.

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The Name of Yahweh and the Angel of the Lord

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In Exodus 3, God famously appears to Moses in a burning bush and sends him to rescue the Israelites. Fearing nobody will believe him, Moses says, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” (Exodus 3:13).And then God tells us his name.“I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14).I am—or in Hebrew, YHWH (Yahweh). Most people have at least heard of the story of the burning bush before, and you’ve probably heard that Yahweh is one of the ways the Bible refers to God.But the name of Yahweh isn’t just a personal pronoun. In Scripture, the phrase “the Name” actually signifies the presence of Yahweh. “The Name” is personified, and it’s used interchangeably with Yahweh himself. It even blurs the lines between two separate beings: Yahweh and the angel of the Lord.“The name of Yahweh” as it’s used in the Old Testament pl…

Ambassador International Non-Fiction Sale – Nov 2017

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In this grab bag we have 24 e-books from Ambassador International which were written by various authors. The prices and sale dates that the publisher has provided are under each ebook cover.
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Unveiling the Kings of Israel

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Author(s): David Down
Publisher: Master Books
Price: $2.99 (Nov 22-23)
Unearth the history of the small nation of Israel – the troubled and devastating periods of loss and exile – once lost to time. Far from being a book of myths, the Bible is an amazing historical record, and each year, more archaeological discoveries continue to prove its validity and significance. Follow the intriguing clues found buried in ancient cities, on the walls of early monuments, and in the written records of our world’s oldest civilizations. Walk the ancient streets, explore the distant temples, and unearth the compelling history that continues to resonate with the world today.– Cultural references proven through artifacts and archives displayed in full color
– Fascinating accounts that fill in some of history’s unwritten record
– Follow the Biblical timeline through detailed photos and examples Click the following post title to view these deals with the purchase links: Unveiling the Kings of Israel

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