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What the Bible Says about Forgiveness

By Victor Knowles   Forgiveness is the greatest need in the world today. We are living on a planet that is spinning madly out of control, a planet patrolled by the deadly drones of anger, hatred, rage, revenge, and “malice aforethought.” If I had to choose a popular movie title to plaster on this present […]

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Fellowship in the New Testament Church

By Victor Knowles   Fellowship. The very word evokes images that are warm and inviting—images of companionship, friendship, and partnership with those who are of a similar spirit, mind, and desire.  More than a dozen times in the New Testament the Greek word koinonia is translated “fellowship.” Sometimes it is translated “communion” (1 Corinthians 10:16, […]

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Biblical Models of Discipleship

By Victor Knowles   When I was a young boy growing up in the church, the word disciples sounded strange and foreign to me. What in the world was a disciple anyway? Eventually I learned that a disciple was a learner, a pupil; a person who followed someone’s teaching. In the Bible, the words disciple […]

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The Magnificent Intercession

By Victor Knowles   Few sights are more solemn than a leader appealing to God in prayer. George Washington knelt in the snow at Valley Forge during the bitter winter of 1777-1778 and prayed for divine guidance. Abraham Lincoln confessed, “I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I […]

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The Practicality of Love

By Victor Knowles   Hazel Miner, 15, was an 8th-grade student in a one-room school at Center, North Dakota. On March 15, 1920, the teacher dismissed school early because of a sudden spring blizzard. Hazel, her 10-year-old brother Emmet, and her 8-year-old sister Myrdith headed for home in a buggy. But the buggy overturned and […]