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Articles by Pastor Mark Gullerud:

STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
“But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings:  partly while you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and tribulations, and partly while you became companions of those who were so treated;  for you had compassion on me Read More

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Hebrews 10:11-18. 11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. Read More
(Numbers 13:25-14:10; Joshua 1:1-11) Should it be surprising to us that as Christians we are in the minority in this world (see Matthew 20:16b)? Is it startling that many are vehemently opposed to us when we bear witness to the truths of God out in the world (see John 15:18,19)? Is it a futile cause to speak out concerning the Read More
When selecting a career path, many young people are drawn to the same vocations practiced by their fathers or mothers. This is notable also in the church—sons frequently aspire to become pastors like their fathers, and sons and daughters to become teachers like their parents. It is not a self-chosen calling, but rather a calling from the Lord Read More
Sex sells, is sold, and enslaves human hearts. Businesses use sexual messages and imagery in their advertisements to sell their products. Human bodies are sold for sex in the age-old trade of prostitution. With the proliferation of pornography, especially on the internet, countless victims are enticed and ensnared. Satan, the chief enemy of Read More
(O.T. Book of Esther)
Our society has a fascination with heroes. A good example of this is the popularity of super-heroes found in D.C. and Marvel comic books and movies, such as Superman and Spiderman. There are, of course, also super-heroines like Wonder Woman and Supergirl. What intrigues and excites Read More
Judges Chapters 4 and 5  Many in our “enlightened” society, including liberals among the Christian churches, have mischaracterized the Bible’s patriarchal system as being sexist and discriminatory against women. These detractors decry the fact that men were chosen in the Old Testament to be prophets, priests, and kings; Read More
(II Kings 22-23; II Chronicles 34-35)  D own through the centuries, rulers of nations have had either a positive or negative influence on the subjects they govern. During the period of the Divided Kingdom in Israel, there were more ungodly kings that “did evil in the sight of the Lord” than God-fearing kings. Following the Read More
GEMS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT (FIFTH IN A SERIES)
One of the popular topics for jokes is mothers-in-law. Generally, the nature of these amusements is not very complimentary, as they poke fun at perceived weaknesses, shortcomings, and failings. Lighthearted quips can be good for the spirits, but not when they are demeaning to Read More
Down through the centuries, the human relation of friendship has been greatly valued and cherished. Many are the quotes from the secular and religious world that sing the praises of it. In his book The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis writes the following about how highly those of old regarded friendship: “To the Ancients Friendship seemed the Read More