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Posts by Dan Jenkins

When Our Heroes Fail

Satan uses so many “tools” as he seeks to discourage our devotion to Christ.  Faith can far more easily thwart the attacks the god of this world makes against us if we would heed the words of Paul. The great apostle said, “We are not ignorant of his devices,” but if we are ignorant Satan takes advantage of us (2 Cor. 2:11).…

Sleeping During the Lord’s Supper

Failure to partake of the Lord’s Supper properly can put you to sleep. Not literally, but still the Bible describes this truth in Paul’s first letter to Corinth. The church in that pagan city had copied the pagan festival, and Paul described the results as one eating “his own supper” (11:20-21). He then gives detailed instructions about how Jesus said we should…

Skilled and Unskilled Servants

They had been slaves in Egypt, and their work involved taking mud and straw and producing bricks for the Egyptians. However, after they crossed the Red Sea the task before many of them changed. God gave a precise description of the tabernacle and its furnishing, and none of them had the ability to take the wood, the gold, the fabrics and create…

Washing and Cleanliness

When we think of cleanliness, we think of removing dirt from our bodies, clothes, dishes or our houses, but the Jews used the word far differently. God spoke often to them using this word and almost without exception it applied to being ceremonially unclean. This concept can be seen so clearly in the book of Leviticus where He uses the word “clean”…