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Digging For Golden Nuggets In The Word Of God

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. - - Psalm 28:7

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Let Your Light Shine

Sometimes changing one simple word in a verse of scripture can help us understand a deeper meaning. Learn how important the word, "let" is in scripture.

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Abortion and the Consequences

Lost in the controversy of abortion is a concern for the many women who have had an abortion and for some, in later years the act comes back to haunt them with feelings of guilt and shame. But God is love, full of compassion, mercy, and forgiveness.

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WHEN GOD TAKES A LOVED ONE

Death of a loved one is never easy. What comfort can we find and what answer is there to the question, "Why did God take . . . ?"

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PAUL'S ADVICE IN WITNESSING TO OTHERS

Do you have trouble witnessing to to others about Jesus Christ and salvation? There is one way to do it that no one can disprove, argue, or deny.

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“When He sees the blood . . . . .”  Exodus 12:22

There are prophecies in the Old Testament that are hidden or concealed, but with careful study, they are fulfilled, or revealed, in the New Testament. Such is the case with Passover.

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The Three Gifts of The Wise Men

Were there really three Wise Men who came from the East to worship Jesus? How old was Jesus when they came to Him? What were the three gifts and what did they mean?

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One Flesh

What does the Bible mean when it says a married couple is, "one flesh"? Should a wife submit to her husband, regardless? Will prayers be hindered if a husband doesn't respect his wife?

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70 TIMES 7

What did Jesus mean when He told Peter to forgive another person 70 times 7? What does this have to do with us today? Is it really important that we forgive others?

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Planned Parenthood - - - Topheth Rebuilt

Planned Parenthood may have been founded not too many years ago but the principles upon which is was founded date back thousands of years. It is a disgusting, diabolical scheme to sacrifice the unborn, and today, even after they have been born, to the ancient god Molech.

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Maggot Theology

What is maggot theology? Maggots don't go to Heaven do they? Maggots are disgusting. What does this have to do with the Bible?

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Redemption Revealed Through A Worm

The Bible tells us that God's ways are not our ways. A good example is how God pictures Jesus dying on the cross through the death of a worm. In fact, while on the cross Jesus declared, " I am a worm and not a man". What did He mean by that?

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About Me


Thanks for looking in.  I'm Val Black, a retired printer and now in my "golden years".   Speaking of gold, I've yet to find any of value except in the Word of God.  I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1981.  During that time our pastor asked for volunteers to teach the Bible to various age groups within our church.   When I was a teenager I had done some hand-puppet work to entertain a younger friend and so, with that experience I thought with certainty the pastor would have me entertaining kids in the youth group.  But I was very surprised and shocked when he picked me to teach the senior citizen Bible class!  

Now, the pastor was also part of the senior citizen class. I didn't know that much about the Bible so I started cramming as much as I could before teaching my first lesson. Again to my surprise, the first lesson went very well. In fact, the pastor made a comment that he thought the church had discovered someone with a gift of teaching, or something to that effect.

But more importantly, I discovered something and that was how exciting the Bible really could be if a person will put their mind to studying scripture as opposed to just reading it. That has been about 38 years ago and since then I've put together a lot of lessons. That is the purpose of this blog, to share the Bible with you.

I challenge anyone that if they really want to know the Bible, start a Bible study to teach others.  The class could consist of just one or two people at home or you could volunteer to teach a larger class in church.  But that is how you will learn and I guarantee, you will learn what the Holy Spirit is saying through the Word of God.
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