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All articles by Henry Mahan

Henry T. Mahan was born in Birmingham, Alabama August 1926. He began pastoring at the young age of 21 and has wide
experience in the pastoral ministry, having been pastor of Thirteenth Street Baptist Church, Ashland, Kentucky, for over 50 years.
He also travels widely as a conference speaker and evangelist.

Small things

Article

January 2008
Articles > Biblical/theological

Small things

Small things'For who hath despised the day of small things?' (Zechariah 4:10)Sometimes - while looking for great things to do, great crowds to impress, and great trials to endure for God's glory - we overlook the simple sling and stones God uses. We send our Davids out to tend sheep; we dismiss the loaves…

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November 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Before the Lord

Note in Scripture how many times the blood is said to be ‘before the Lord’. Whether any man saw it or not was of small account, for it was offered ‘before the Lord’. When the Passover lamb was slain in Egypt, where was the blood placed? It was on the outside of the door,…

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March 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Things never change

When the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church he deplored the fact that ‘The Jews require a sign and the Greeks seek after wisdom’, and he immediately distances himself from both Jews and Greeks by declaring, ‘but we preach Christ crucified’ (1 Corinthians 1:22-23). The situation has not changed today. People continue to…

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October 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Seasoned with salt

‘Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that we may know how ye ought to answer every man.’ (Colossians 4:6). When Paul wrote those words, he was not just urging us to talk about the grace of God (this we will do), he is telling us that our speech and general…

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August 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Adorn the doctrine

Paul exhorts us to 'adorn the doctrine of God' (Titus 2:10). This we must seek to do, but we must be careful how we do it. We cannot adorn it with choirs and music, whether they be cantatas or guitars. Listen to the birds sing, the wind whisper through the pines, the water rippling…

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May 1997
Articles > Biblical/theological

Mind your own business

Our Lord revealed to Peter the way he would glorify God in death; and Peter looked at John and asked, ‘Lord, what will John do? In what way will John suffer?’ It is really difficult to determine the reason Peter asked this of Christ. Was he genuinely concerned for his friend John? Was he…

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December 1996
Articles > Biblical/theological

Husbands and wives

It is not difficult to understand why natural men and women come to dislike one another, why their so-called love turns to hate, and why couples divorce one another and subject their children to so much turmoil and trial. These people do not know God and do not have the love of God for…

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