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The Doctrine of the Stones – SVM Fall 2016

The Doctrine of the Stones  An article from SVM Fall 2016 Jim Patterson Managing Editor Anyone will become aware of the various contentions that arise over doctrine, often surrounding points of view about the nature of God or proper worship. Although in this article...

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Kingdom Misconceptions – SVM Spring 2012

Kingdom Misconceptions An article from SVM Spring 2012 Jim Patterson Managing Editor Since the time of Jesus Christ, mankind has held various misconceptions of the Kingdom of God. Our own ideas of government and organizations that are born out of worldly experience...

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King Saul’s Finest Moment

King Saul's Finest Moment An article from SVM Fall 2011 Edward Malone Contributor An article from SVM Fall 2011 Saul summons Israel to fight the Ammonites who have besieged Jabesh-Gilead and threatened to gouge out the eyes of all the city’s able-bodied men. Two...

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The Blessings of Revelation

The Blessings of Revelation An article from SVM Fall 2011 Jim Patterson Managing Editor An article from SVM Fall 2011 When Jesus Christ came to live amongst us in the flesh, He came to reveal the Father. The revelation of the Father to mankind is the beginning of...

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Wrestling With Evil – SVM Winter 2012

Wrestling with Evil An article from SVM Winter 2012 Jim Patterson Managing Editor An article from SVM Winter 2012 In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul puts our struggle against evil in a proper perspective: For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,...

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A Promise to Claim – SVM Spring Summer 2012

A Promise to Claim An article from SVM Spring-Summer 2010 L. Wade Johnson Contributor An article from SVM Spring-Summer 2011 I had just typed the date at the top of the memo, February 9, 1981, when the silence was pierced by the attention signal from the Tri-Community...

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Faith to Face the Future – SVM Spring-Summer 2011

Faith to Face the Future An article from SVM Spring-Summer 2011 Norm Edwards Editor, Contributor An article from SVM Spring-Summer 2011 Billion-dollar bank failures! Government rescues with trillions in bailouts, but somehow, nobody is at fault! Global crop failures!...

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Stones for and Unseen Building – SVM Spring-Summer 2011

Stones for an Unseen Building An article from SVM Spring-Summer 2011 Norm Edwards Editor, Contributor An Article from SVM Spring-Summer 2011 If the Creator of the Universe is all powerful then why does His church appear to be fragmented and disarrayed? Why do corrupt...

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You Need Church – With its Faults!

You Need Church - With its Faults! An article from SVM Winter 2010 Norman Edwards Editor And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all...

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The Revealed Gospel

The Revealed Gospel An article from SVM Winter 2010 Duane Nicol Elder Why do we say, “the revealed gospel”? Does that mean there are false, incredulous, or unrevealed gospels? Paul answers that in Chapter 1 of his letter to the Galatians, “But though we, or an angel...

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Scribe’s Square – SVM Winter 2010

SCRIBE'S SQUARE Don't be Mooned by the Lunar Sabbath From SVM - Winter 2010 By E. J. Malone, JD. After centuries of beating back against anti-Sabbath excuses, theories, and arguments, both polite and otherwise, modern seventh-day Christendom is now faced with a...

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Spiritual Manifestations

Spiritual Manifestations An article from SVM Winter 2010 Duane Nicol Contributor, Elder An Article from SVM Winter 2010         Are you filled with the Spirit? Does the Spirit of God work in you in such a way that it is obvious to others? Have you...

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Are You Plugged In? – Winter 2010

Are You Plugged In? An article from SVM Winter 2010 Amy Nass Contributor An Article from SVM Winter 2010 A few weeks ago, I attended my niece’s dance recital. I sat in the audience patiently waiting for the show to begin. The auditorium was filled with parents,...

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To the Angel of the Scattered Churches

To the Angel of the Scattered Churches An article from SVM Winter 2010 Jim Patterson Editor An Article from SVM Winter 2010 A number of years ago at the Feast of Tabernacles located at a small retreat in southern Ontario, a gentleman made a comment to me in which he...

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The High Priest That Wept

The High Priest that Wept An article from SVM Spring 2011 The writer of Hebrews provided a comprehensive picture for his readers of Jesus Christ as our High Priest, perfected and unchanging, who always lives to intercede and save to the uttermost. The implication by...

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Suffer the Sermon

Suffer the Sermon An article from SVM Summer 2010 When there are itching ears about, the cure is to… Jim Patterson Editor, SVM Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching (doctrine) (2 Timothy...

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The Joy in Overcoming

The Joy in Overcoming An article from SVM Summer 2010 The apostle James has a special message for those who struggle in trials. If we embrace his message, we can live truly effective lives that are pleasing and useful to God, bring clarity to our minds in times of...

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Acts and the Epistles PDF

This collection of Bible studies and commentaries covering the New Testament from Acts to Revelation are essentially my notes as a result of a five year period of Group Bible Studies conducted at the Chicagoland Church of God. The primary format of this collection of...

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