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Dr. Dave A. Schoch, Th.D., New Testament Studies email: dkschoch@sbcglobal.net

Renew Your Minds!!!

Renewing our minds in Scripture is so important to your spiritual walk, that…basically… you cannot walk spiritually (as far as God is concerned) until you do. But, don’t take my word for it, let’s examine the Scriptures on the subject … Continue reading

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Why are people leaving the church? Because most churches aren’t “doing it” right…

This entry originates out of the observation that people are leaving the church in droves, some are just simply “quitting” church altogether, some are leaving the Body of Christ and going across the line into movements like the Emerging Church … Continue reading

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Do you have questions about the Bible or Christianity in general?

This morning while I was laying in bed, meditating on spiritual things (Rom. 8:5-6), I believe the Spirit directed my mind to this thought: “There are many ‘question and answer sites’ out there, but none that give answers according to … Continue reading

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How do we draw close to God?

James 4:8-9 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded people. Be wretched and mourn and weep, let your laughter be turned to mourning and your … Continue reading

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Who is, and who is not, a Christian?

In recent days I have been assaulted with various claims by people who believe themselves to be Christians, who…I might add…are in error in that belief. “Those are strong words, Dave.” Yes, they are, because the Scriptures are very black … Continue reading

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Spiritual Power and walking in the Spirit

SPIRITUAL POWER and Walking in the Spirit Psalms 105:4 Seek Yahweh and be strengthened; seek His presence continually! Psalms 28:7 Yahweh is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and … Continue reading

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What is “spiritual death?”

The concept of spiritual death entered the Biblical scene in the second act, and in addressing spiritual death, we need to carefully distinguish between it and physical death, particularly in passages within the Old Testament – confusion of those passages … Continue reading

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The Bible

The Bible is also called the “Word of God” [1] and “the Scriptures,” [2] but they all mean the same thing – the written account of God’s creative purpose and dealings with mankind since the creation of the world, where … Continue reading

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Prayer…

We have touched upon the power of prayer briefly in my last post, but here I want to go a little deeper and get a little more definition and practical application going. I want to start out by looking at … Continue reading

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Righteousness and Holiness

Righteousness and holiness…opposite (but complimentary) sides of the same coin. Righteousness speaks of doing what is right in God’s eyes – walking in obedience to what He wants us to do. Holiness speaks of keeping one’s self unspotted by sin … Continue reading

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