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Articles by Teacher David Bernthal:

Most people have heard of, if not played, the telephone game. In this party pastime a leader whispers a tricky word or phrase to the next person in line. This message is then passed along until the last individual in line reveals what he believes he has heard. Hilarity may ensue as the garbled phrases […] Read More

Divine Treasure Map

Written by David W. Bernthal
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DEVOTION SOLA Scriptura Anyone who has ever heard of the Superstition Mountains of Arizona has most likely also heard of the Lost Dutchman’s Mine. This legend, which most experts agree is based on distorted facts, is the stuff of movie plots and fantasy. Many have searched for the riches of this lost mine, some even […] Read More

Gifts Galore

Written by David W. Bernthal
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DEVOTION – DIVERSITY OF GIFTS Did you know that there are over 30,000 different species of fish in our world? Scientists, and others who keep track of these things, tell us there are about 300,000 different species of plants for our enjoyment. But the granddaddy of diversity goes to the insect kingdom with a whopping […] Read More

The Benefits of Belonging

Written by David W. Bernthal
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There is no doubt about it, there are a lot of lonely people in this world. Whether people are missing a loved one, have lost one, or haven’t found one; the ache of being alone can be overwhelming. Our God, in His infinite wisdom, knew it wasn’t good for Adam to be alone, so He […] Read More

A Long Road to Spring

Written by David W. Bernthal
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If  there is one thing to look forward to here in the Midwestern part of our country, it is spring. I can remember long and brutal winters that seemed to hang around forever. I recall waiting with longing for the daylight to lengthen and the temperatures to rise. Everyone seems eager to see that first […] Read More

Complicating a Simple Ending

Written by David W. Bernthal
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Premillennialism, postmillennialism, and amillennialism—these are words that tangle the tongue, and concepts that twist the brain. If there is one thing humans seem to be adept at doing, it is complicating simple situations. God tells us in straightforward language in Genesis 1 that He has created the heavens and the earth, but man invents evolution […] Read More

Opposite Sides of Different Coins

Written by David W. Bernthal
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Our minds were designed by our Creator to work on the basis of logic. Researchers tell us that this is why optical illusions work on us. Our brains, in attempting to see patterns in chaos, will often fill in “missing” information allowing us to see things that aren’t actually present. We all like logic and […] Read More
DEVOTION – GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT I’m pretty sure re-gifting is not a recent idea. Although it seems to be gaining popularity, there are those who consider it a tacky practice. The idea is that if you get three toaster ovens for your wedding, for example, you could give two of them away as gifts […] Read More
If God truly gave us His Word in written form, as He has in the Bible, then what do we have with which to compare it?  In a certain sense, we have all been inspired at one time or another. A moving poem, the birth of a child, a once-in-a-lifetime beautiful sunset, or a heartfelt […] Read More
The THIRD ARTICLE installments:  1) The Holy Spirit has called me by the gospel 2) The Holy Spirit enlightens, sanctifies, and keeps me 3) The Holy Spirit calls the whole Christian Church on Earth 4) The Holy Spirit daily forgives sins 5) The Holy Spirit gives me eternal life While we would have continued to […] Read More