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The Kinsman Redeemer

In the Law, God made a provision for his people to experience something of a typical redemption--through a close relative--from the burden of sin and misery. The story of Ruth is the well known story of redemption by the kinsman redeemer. In his excellent commentary on Ruth, Iain D. Campbell explains how there were three circumstances during the Old Covenant era in which G...

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A Year-End Self-Examination

As we approach the end of another year, it would do us good to step back and engage in a bit of self-examination. To borrow and adapt a saying of Socrates, "The unexamined life is not worth living." The Apostle Paul, charged believers with the following admonitions to self-examination: "Let a man examine himself" (1 Cor. 11:28), "examine yourselves whether you are in ...

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Life Changing Sermons

Many of those who have been born of God's Spirit can testify to the reality of having been regenerated upon hearing a particular sermon. Some, upon hearing a sermon for the first time, were converted--immediately brought from death to life. Others, after sitting under the preaching of God's word for many years, finally experience the remarkable work of God in their sou...

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