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Why God Deserves our Thanks

By Dr. Bill Patterson   An amazing encounter took place on Jesus’ last trip to Jerusalem. As he neared an unnamed village between Samaria and Galilee, 10 lepers approached him. “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” they called out from a distance (Luke 17:13). Jesus could have healed the men immediately, but instead he asked […]

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Born of a Virgin

By Dr. Bill Patterson   “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). Since Immanuel means “God with us,” it is easy to see why Matthew and Luke considered this a prophecy of the virgin birth given nearly 800 years before Jesus fulfilled […]

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Developing a Heart for Global Evangelism

By Dr. Bill Patterson     The Korean farmer showed missionary Danny Henderson the graves of his ancestors. The mounds formed neat rows up the side of a steep mountain.  “You’ve taken good care of them,” Henderson replied as he noticed the spotless condition of the dozens of burial mounds. “Yes, but that’s not why I brought you,” […]