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LCN Personal - May/June - 2018

Personal - Kings and Mountains

Dear Brethren, Carol and I recently traveled by car to New York for Passover and the beginning of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, looking forward to joining more than 200 brethren who shared a few days together as one large family. Long road trips are challenging, and to amuse ourselves we alternated between conversation, listening to the one family-oriented comedy station on satellite radio, and enjoying some music ...Read more »

Sermon - Friday, Jul 13, 2018 - Dexter B. Wakefield

Nineveh vs. Jonah

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Lights in a Dark World

According to the Scripture, God desires His people to be lights and examples to a world enveloped in darkness. God told Abraham to obey His commandments and walk before Him and be blameless (Genesis 17:1; 26:5). Moses records that God gave the Israelites His laws to set them apart from other nations so they could be examples to the world (Deuteronomy 4:1-9)—and they were instructed to teach these concepts and ideas to their children...Show more »

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LCN Article - May/June - 2018

Pentecost—Why Count 50 Days?

Pentecost differs from the other Holy Days. Rather than being given a fixed day of the calendar for its observance, we are instructed to count 50 days. We rightly associate the day of Pentecost with the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai (Exodus 19) and the receipt of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2). Yet the name Pentecost means “the fiftieth”—or to use the biblical injunction, “count 50.” Is there anything we can learn in the observance of that Festival by counting 50 days? Why do we need to wait 50 days for Pentecost? Should it not immediately follow the Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread? Pentecost pictures the giving of God’s Spirit, which we desperately need, once we have accepted the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as our Passover and seek to put sin behind us. When we baptize a person into the body of Christ, do we tell them, after laying hands on them to receive the Holy Spirit, “50 days from now you will receive it”? No. We pray that they receive it at that very moment and time—and they do! And yet, in terms of the Holy Days, God says, effectively, “You’re going to wait 50 days.” There’s a 50-day break between the Days of Unleavened Bread and Pentecost. ...Read more »

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