We graduated our students on May 19 and the next day Kathy & I took off for our 2019 Summer preaching tour in the East. We headed for Laramie, WY (800 mi.), then to Cedar Rapids, IA (880 mi.) and then 700 miles into Ohio. We’ll do a circuit of the east & head back…

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Have You Forgotten That You’re Dying? We have all heard the famous line from the Christian song, “Only one life, soon will be past, only what’s done, for Christ will last.” So, you’re dying. One of these days you’ll clutch your chest and be in front of the Lord before they get your body to…

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Essay #114 Imagine a local Law Enforcement Officer shows up at your door one day and says, “Look across the street.” There across the street stands your neighbor, shotgun in hand, shaking his fist at you and pointing at his gun & then at you! The policeman continues, “He said he’s going to kill you.…

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Dear Friends, Another year has gone by & the Lord hasn’t come back yet! Nope! I’m not discouraged or disheartened. It just gives us more time to serve the Lord. Meetings We finished up 2018 with the following statistics. In 2018 I preached 214 times in 46 different churches. I preached in: Ohio, Michigan, Alabama, Mississippi,…

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Treasure Valley Baptist Bible Institute During the evening service on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, Pastor Rick DeMichele appointed me as the president of Treasure Valley Baptist Bible Institute. He has been president for over 30 years. No, his health isn’t failing. He pastors a church of over 1,000 people and does a tremendous job of…

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Watch Out for Your Neighbor! Imagine you get a visit from your local Police Dept. tomorrow. The officer tells you to beware of the neighbor across the street because he has said he wants to kill you. Sure enough, you look and there he is, holding his shotgun and shaking his fist at you! The…

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I believe that only a miracle from God will save our country from a civil war. You may not agree but it is obvious that the hatred Obama spawned during his time in the White House has infected all Americans, conservative and liberal alike. Both sides are angry and possess a desire to hurt and…

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Is He Doing it On Purpose? It is obvious to see that Roger Goodell is destroying the NFL. I have always believed that General Motors was attacked from without and sabotaged from within. The phony gas crisis of the 1970s was not designed to make oil companies rich. They were already rich. It was done…

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Appendix #2 GLOSSARY OF TEXT NAMES ANTIOCH Antiochian Text Byzantine Text Syrian Text Majority Text Universal Text Reformation Text Imperial Text Traditional Text Textus Receptus ALEXANDRIA Alexandrian Text Egyptian Text Local Text Hesychian Text Minority Text

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Appendix #1 JOHN 21:15-17 – AGAPE vs PHILEO I – Comparison: How Jesus used AGAPE and PHILEO. A 1. Luke 11:42 the love of God A 2. John 5:42 the love of God P 3. Matt 10:37 He that loveth father or mother A 4. Rev 3:9 to know that I have loved P 5.…

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