Baptism: A Basic Necessity

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] In life there are basic necessities in order to maintain life. Humans need food, water, clothing, and shelter-these are basic necessities. It is recognized that these are needs that are to be fulfilled, yet when it comes to spiritual necessities, people would […]

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Am I Responsible?

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] Growing up at home and going to school through the years, I have been taught that I am to be responsible for the things that I say and do. I have learned this lesson both in the environment of the home as […]

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They Must Be Silenced

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] Unity is precious in the sight of the Lord. John 17, commonly referred to as the Lord’s prayer, reflects the things that Christ desired for His disciples. John 17:21 states, “…that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in […]

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How Close Are We to God?

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] When studying God’s inspired word, it is very encouraging to read of examples of people who were very close to God. The relationships that we maintain can either make us stronger, or could destroy us at the same token. Relationships are essential […]

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The Words of My Mouth and the Meditation of My Heart Be Acceptable

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] It is understood that certain things are acceptable and other things are not. When unacceptable things are done, there is punishment. Conversely when acceptable things are exercised, there are awards. It is acceptable to drive a vehicle with a driver’s license, but […]

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God’s Simple Word

[Article written by Matt Nevins. Originally published in his email newsletter “The Lamp.”] When considering the awesome power of God, each person needs to realize that God’s hand is not “too short” to do anything. Consider Genesis chapter 1. When God created all things at creation, God merely spoke and it was. That is awesome […]

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