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  • John T. Polk II 10:51 am on 2015-06-04 Permalink | Reply
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    6-4-2015 Can You Handle “The Truth?” 

    Do you believe “the truth,” or what someone has told you as truth? Jesus told a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well what her life had been like, and she perceived that He was “a prophet.” She told her fellow citizens what had happened. “And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, ‘He told me all that I ever did’ (John 4:39 NKJV). After Jesus taught them for two more days, “many more believed because of His own word. Then they said to the woman, ‘Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world'” (John 4:42 NKJV). Can you handle “the truth?”

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
  • John T. Polk II 2:49 pm on 2015-03-18 Permalink | Reply
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    3-16-2015 “Faith Only” Doesn’t Confess Christ 

    John 12:42-43: “Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” “Many” “rulers” among the Jews “believed in” Jesus as the Christ, but “did not confess Him,” though Jesus made it clear about confession. “Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God” (Luke 12:8-9 NKJV). Faith only, without confession, receives “the praise of men,” but not the “praise of God.” It’s pitiful to see people whose faith does not obey.

    This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

     
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