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Charles Spurgeon – God is the God of Love

This is a little background on the song “God is the God of Love” In writing the Christian song, I was trying to express the fact of God’s love as mentioned in John 3:16 (God so loved the world that … Continue reading

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Christmas is About Jesus – Music Video

Christmas is about Jesus Christ. Christmas is really not a holiday or season but all about a person named Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ came into the world to show God’s love for man. So watch this musical sketch. Enjoy a … Continue reading

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Help Me Worship God

Jesus says “God is Spirit and to worship God, we must do so in spirit and in reality”   This is a statement recorded by John in chapter 4.  So to worship God we must do so in spirit and … Continue reading

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God Will Put You in Impossible Situations to Prove He is God

God loves impossible situations! Elijah, God’s prophet, faced an impossible and discouraging situation. The people of Israel refused to follow God and worshipped idols despite His unfailing kindness to them. How did Elijah handle these thankless rebels? He trusted God … Continue reading

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Divine Purpose with Elijah

God has a purpose, a divine purpose resting behind every event in life. Many times we do not realize it till we look back and see God’s hand working, protecting and guiding us. Why did we meet this person, why … Continue reading

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Martin Luther Rediscovers the Bible

In the 1500’s there were many men and women who helped to change the world, but none as much as the German monk-turned-professor Martin Luther. He helped reform Christian tradition by speaking against the many religious errors of his day … Continue reading

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Christmas Bible Video Animations

These are very simple animated Bible stories that relate to Christmas time, you can view them at DrewHaninger.com/video. The titles include: Awesome Morning Prayer Time, The Bible Overview in 29 Seconds, The Bible Overview in Two Minutes. I was inspired … Continue reading

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The King of Glory Rules

In Psalm 24 the phrase King of Glory is mentioned four times. Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? … Continue reading

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God is the Author

God is the author.  God is the author of life, DNA, faith and the Bible.  In Genesis chapter one, the Bible says that “God created the earth and the heavens“.  In Hebrews chapter twelve Jesus, the son of God is … Continue reading

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Hope Propels Us

Yes, when we have hope, it makes us go faster.  Hope propels us.  Think about how much hope the Bible gives us.  In the Bible God wins, the enemy, Satan looses.  Men and Women  created in the image of God … Continue reading

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Death Connects Us to Eternity

When people die it helps us connect with eternity, especially when its someone we know, love and respect.  Experiencing the death of someone we care about causes  us to think about eternity.   The Bible is the book most qualified … Continue reading

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The Bible in Two Minutes

Here is a quick overview of the Bible in two minutes. Here is the full text: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory. Satan tempted … Continue reading

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The Bible is God’s Story

The Bible is God’s story written from His side.  So when there is an argument between two people, each person has a side. Well the Bible is God’s side of the story. We may have our worldview and opinions, but … Continue reading

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What is the Bible?

Wow, what a great question – What is the Bible?  The Bible is God’s Word to us. The Bible tells us what God thinks, how God feels and why He created the earth and mankind.      The thoughts of … Continue reading

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God Uses People Like Gideon with Little Faith

God even uses people with little faith. Do we ever wonder why God put us in some situations? Well Gideon also wondered.  Look at this Bible passage. Gideon almost gave up, until the Lord spoke to him. And after the Lord spoke, … Continue reading

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Love Endures

Our encouraging Bible verse is Corinthians 13:4,  Love endures, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. The photo is a Rose from our front yard of our home in Spokane, Washington. The flower … Continue reading

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Loving the Lord

Psalm 116:1 I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.  2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.  Psalm 116:13  I will take the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on the Bible

Martin Luther was fighting for the Bible in a day where the predominant religious mindset was that money influences God.  He wanted to focus God’s people on what the Bible says rather than on what the religious institutions taught. There is … Continue reading

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Jesus has Feelings of Love

Jesus has feelings and emotions towards His people. He has a loving care for His children. In John 3 …God so loved…, but in John 1: his own received him not. Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and … Continue reading

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When God speaks, He Eventually Gets His way – Jonah

God did not give-up with Jonah. He still wanted Jonah to fulfill God’s original plan, purpose or burden that God called him for.  In Jonah 3 it says that God spoke again to Jonah. God speaks again.  God again asked Jonah to go … Continue reading

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Bumps in Life

A few of us humans encounter bumps and troubles in life.  I think only about 99.9999 percent of humans experience bumps. Consider the Apostle Paul who encountered a few bumps in his life and ministry; look at Second Corinthians chapter … Continue reading

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God is Eternal

God is eternal, and powerful, He cannot be kept or contained in a box. Psalms 106:48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord. Psalms 103:17 … Continue reading

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Merry CHRISTmas

Besides the stories in Matthew and Luke, we have the Isaiah Bible verse Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall … Continue reading

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Morning Bible Verses – Revelation Chapter 12

The encouraging overcoming morning verses for today are from Revelation 12.  Notice the strong overcoming words like:   salvation, strength, kingdom, power, cast down, overcome, and rule. Revelation 12:12  I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 11

God always wins and the Bible story has an encouraging happy ending. So God in His word, the Bible, the scriptures looks forward to the day where every evil thing is subdued on the earth. At that future time the … Continue reading

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God Sees Tears, Pain and Disappointment

When we or others cry, go through pain or disappointment, we have to remember God is here.  God actually remembers all our tears and pain. Look at the Bible verse in Psalm 56:8 … you(God) know my wanderings: you(God) put … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 10

Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2 … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 9

Its sad to see in Revelation chapter nine, that after six trumpets of God, God’s judgement, that man still refuses to turn back to God. The word “repent” in these Bibles verses simply mean to turn back to God, or … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 8

Revelation chapter 8 talks about the prayers of the saints resulting in the seven trumpets of God’s judgment. In this Bible verse the saints are the Christians and God’s people.  The first four trumpets are covered in this chapter. The … Continue reading

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Happy Ending

Everyone loves a happy ending. The Bible ends in a happy way. Some people jump to the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation, and read how God finishes the Bible in a  happy way. At the end, … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 7

Today’s Bible verses are from Revelation chapter 7. These verses exalt Christ and are a great comfort to us believers. All three of these verses mention Christ as the Lamb of God. Revelation 7:10 and crying out with a loud … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 6

Some morning Bible verses to think about, no commentary today. Revelation 6:9-10 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they … Continue reading

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Video Animations on the Bible

We have been working on a few experimental animations telling the Bible story, you can view them at DrewHaninger.com/video. The titles include: Awesome Morning Prayer Time, The Bible Overview in 29 Seconds, The Bible Overview in Two Minutes. I was … Continue reading

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God Feels Pain, Tears and Disappointment

When we or others go through pain and disappointment, we have to remember God is here.  We may think God is remote or does not care, but He does.  Remember the promise at the end of the Bible – Revelation … Continue reading

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God Writes History

God writes history. This is a mystery, but time and events are in God’s hand. Man thinks he is in charge,  but each person cannot set their birth or death date. God is in control. God is sovereign. He sometimes … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 5

See the books of Revelation and John coming together. In John chapter one, Jesus is called the Lamb of God, then in Revelation 5:12 the Lamb is exalted as the worth one, because He is chosen by God to do … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 4

The universe, and the angels acknowledge that God created the universe, and so He is worth of all honor.   No one but God can create something out of nothing.  God is eternal.  Here is today’s verse from Revelation chapter … Continue reading

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What to do with Anxiety

What do we do with anxiety?   Remember my blog on Anxiety Kills Vision. The best Bible or scripture verse is: 1 Peter 5:6-7.  So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 2

Our uplifting encouraging morning Bible verse is from Revelation Chapter 2. Rev 2:4   Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. How important to come back to the Lord as our first love. So … Continue reading

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Morning Scripture Verse – Revelation Chapter 1

Our uplifting encouraging morning scripture verse is from Revelation Chapter 1. Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things written in it; for the time is near.  Scripture … Continue reading

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Happy Ending

The Bible ends in a happy way. Everyone loves a story with a happy ending. Some people even cheat and just read the last chapter. Well, in God’s story that He is writing, God finishes in a very positive way. … Continue reading

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Christmas

A few of us at Olive Tree worked on a few  Christmas multi-media presentations. Please give us some feedback with the survey on the same page. How much do you know about the birth of Jesus Christ? By the way, … Continue reading

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The God Particle

It is interesting that the scientists called the newly discovered sub-atomic particle the “God particle”.   Man must think “God” is important. So when you want cause and origin, use the word “God”. Um, so does everyone think God is … Continue reading

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Faith and Courage

Courage, which is the ability to face anything, comes from God. Courage comes from God, Faith comes from God. The best Bible verse for this is:  Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide … Continue reading

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Prayer or Bible Study

Which is more important, your left foot or your right foot. There may be some debate on this, but I personally prefer BOTH. So with my time, is it prayer or Bible Study or teaching or preaching or writing or … Continue reading

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Morning Inspirational Bible Verses

The morning time is the best time to connect with God in daily Bible reading. What is it about the morning time where this is just the best time for Bible verses to be streamed into our being. Many times … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Psalms 26:7 That We may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works. Psalms 69:30 We will praise the name of God with a song, And will magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalms 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Theology is Locked

Our theology cannot be changed, it is based on the Bible. So you could say our theology is locked, but methods can be changed.  Look in the four Gospels and the book of Acts how God used different methods to … Continue reading

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God in a Box

Well, sorry, but God cannot be put in a box. Mankind cannot make a box big enough for God.  After all, God created the universe including electrons, protons, atoms, molcules, and energy of all different kinds. He created the universe, … Continue reading

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The Deer Desires and Longs

Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer panteth after the water-brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?  Wow, in this verse the … Continue reading

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