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Three Rules for Thanksgiving Day—Deuteronomy 26:10-11

Let’s be clear from the start. I hate rules. But with the Thanksgiving season upon us, I’ve noticed that the Bible has rules about harvest celebrations. Even if you don’t like rules either, will you look with me at some of God’s rules?

The book of Deuteronomy has instructions for the Israelites to follow once they start farming the land God is giving them. Each settler must bring some of his first crops to G...

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God’s Unusual Way of Communicating

Early Christians were persecuted for their faith, and sometimes even fed to the lions. To secretly communicate to other Christians that they were believers, they would use a toe to discreetly draw a fish in the sand. Much later in Africa and South America, “talking drums” were used to communicate the arrival of European explorers. In America, smoke signals were used to communicate long distance. By covering a fire with a blanket, a sm...

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