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The Blessings of Revelation – SVM Fall 2011

The Blessings of Revelation An article from SVM Fall 2011 Jim Patterson Editor 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 eternal life and our experience of the...

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Does God Still Work With Nations? – SVM Winter 2018

Does God Still Work With Nations? An article from SVM Winter 2018 By Norm Edwards Editor What is God doing here on this earth? Most of the Old Testament is the story of how He worked with ancient Israel. Is the New Testament more of the same? Or is it the story of...

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Claims on God – SVM Winter 2018

Claims on God An article from SVM Winter 2018 Jim Patterson Managing Editor Jesus Christ well recognized that many would make their claim on Him. The sensitive reader may detect that the word “claim” is being used here in the not so positive sense of the word. “But...

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The Indivisible Congregation

The Indivisible Congregation An article from SVM Winter 2018 Richard Traver www.goldensheaves.org In the Modern Era, much has been tried to show how churches are best governed. History has proven that the Best Intentioned Ideas of MEN are Dysfunctional when compared...

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Blessed For His Namesake – SVM Spring 2013

Blessed For His Namesake - The Value of True Worship   An article from SVM Spring 2013     Jim Patterson Managing Editor During the inauguration of the U.S. President Barak Obama in early 2013, I listened to the benediction. Repeatedly, the speaker...

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Left Overs and Little Things – SVM Winter 2014

Left Overs and Little Things An article from SVM Winter 2014 Jim Patterson Managing Editor Looking at things from another perspective often helps give insights not otherwise easily understood. Growing in grace and knowledge will give the believer the benefit of seeing...

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The Influence of Leadership – SVM Fall 2014

The Influence of Leadership Straight Talk from the Apostle James – The Need for Spirit Led Elders   An article from SVM Fall 2014 By Jim Patterson   The role of teaching in a congregation presumes a leadership work in some capacity, and the role such a...

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Elihu’s Discourse – SVM Spring 2014

Elihu’s Discourse An article from SVM Spring 2014 Jim Patterson Managing Editor One of the most inspiring individuals who overcame affliction and realized redemption is Job. It has been argued that Job was self-righteous, although we should broaden our look at the...

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Monumental Mistake – SVM Summer 2017

Monumental Mistake An article from SVM Summer 2017 By Darren Connery The following article appropriately follows on the heels of the last issue of SVM and the article The Independent Ministries of Jesus Christ and John the Baptist. That article exposed secular and...

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Ezekiel’s Message

Ezekiel's Message An article from SVM Summer 2017 A Note from the Editor Prophecy in the Old Testament must not be maligned and misinterpreted to suit denominational ideas regarding the future of modern nations and of the church as a whole, where in fact the prophecy...

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Scribe’s Square

“In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” or “In the Name of Jesus Christ?” The Scribe’s attempt to resolve the controversy over which words to use at baptism. By E. J. Malone, JD. Shortly before Jesus ascended into Heaven after being raised from the dead, He...

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SIGNIFICANT SYMBOLISM OF BARLEY AND WHEAT

SIGNIFICANT SYMBOLISM OF BARLEY AND WHEAT An article from SVM Spring 2013 By Jim B. Petersen The observation from the book of Ruth that the two spring crops she gleaned from are symbolic of two eras of time in which God garners His elect, has been subject to...

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The High Priest That Wept – SVM Spring 2011

The High Priest That Wept An article from SVM Spring 2011 Jim Patterson Engineer, Brother in Christ. 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...

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Keep the Faith and Faithful Friends – SVM Fall 2014

Keep the Faith and Faithful Friends An article from SVM Fall 2014 By Mary K. Thompson This article is from the “Edifying the Body” section of the Church of I Big Sandy’s Web site by Mary K. Thompson, http://www.churchofgodbigsandy.com. It was posted for the weekend of...

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The Wine and The Covenant SVM Winter/Spring 2017

The Wine and The Covenant An article from SVM Winter/Spring 2017   L. Wade Johnson Contributer In the ancient Hebrew wedding tradition, there are three things required when negotiating for a wife: 1.A large sum of money (or many expensive items) to pay the price...

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Scribe’s Square – SVM Winter/Spring 2017

SCRIBE'S SQUARE What about the Apocrypha? By E. J. Malone, JD. You may have read a book, commentary or Facebook posting in which the writer quotes from the book of “Esdras” or “Ecclesiasticus” and wondered if the writer had misspelled “Ezra” or “Ecclesiastes”. No, the...

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The Doctrine of the Stones – SVM Fall 2016

                        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...

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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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