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The Tabernacle of the Congregation

Instructions The instructions for making a sanctuary for God amongst the people was first given back in Exodus 25-28, and after a time of preparation, it was time for the building to begin. Israel was camped at Mount Horeb and had received the Law through Moses. The instruction to make …

What is in a name?

Names The Social Security Administration website has a section where the popularity of baby names is ranked by year, going back to 1879. For 2012, the top two boy names were Jacob and Mason, while girl names were Sophia and Emma. Much to our sadness, Kenneth and Joyce have never …

Rottenness

The sons of Levi Have you ever had something go “bad” in your refrigerator? It hits you as soon as you open the door. You know what to do: you throw it away. But what do you do when part of your family becomes “spoiled”? What actions should you take …

Kindness

Use words with kindness Breaking News! Did you hear that scientists have finally found the cause of global warming? The cause has been determined to be Kindness! While that may sound like a silly opening for an exhortation, kindness can really accomplish much, and it has been said, “That just …

The Two Pillars

The building of the Temple Seven years was the time it took Solomon to complete the Temple and the House of God. It must have been seven long years, and it was a massive undertaking: you have these monumental stones which had to be quarried in another place and hauled …

When I Was Much Younger

When I was much younger, on a trip back from Bible school, my best friend and I were still basking in the glow of what had been, I must assume, a great series of classes and activities that sparked our interest in the truth. I assume as much, because I …

Second Chance

One Sunday in our ecclesia, a brother spoke on the topic, “Fun With Genealogies.” The exhortation was rather memorable for several reasons. First, the chapter read as an introductory reading was 1 Chronicles 2 — 55 verses of names. In all the thousands of meetings I’ve attended I’ve never heard …

Luke’s Account of Jesus’ Suffering

He sought his Father’s will With careful reverence we must speak of Luke’s account of the three trials, and the cross that our Lord chose to endure. In the four inspired accounts of Jesus’ trials and crucifixion there is a simple relating of very meaningful facts. Luke and the other …

Remember the Sabbath

In the Law of Moses, the Sabbath is consistently described as a day wherein the faithful will do no work at all: they will not carry any burden; they must not go out even to gather food; they were not to allow any one in their households, even their animals, …

Answers for Some of Prayer’s Difficulties

There’s one particular aspect of discipleship that too often gets too little use, maybe not used at all, or perhaps just used in the wrong way. It is a tremendously important aspect to our discipleship and very integral to our development as sons and daughters of God. But it is, …