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Study to Show Yourself Approved

Study to Show Yourself Approved

Bill Hitchcock January 31, 2014 2

How important is it to read and study the Word of God?

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Motion Picture Academy Strip Christian Film of Oscar Nomination

Motion Picture Academy Strip Christian Film of Oscar Nomination

Bill Hitchcock January 30, 2014 0

Christian film stripped of ‘Best Song’ Oscar nomination Academy says that writer

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Zealous for God, Our Selah Moment

Zealous for God, Our Selah Moment

Bill Hitchcock January 30, 2014 2

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much,” is a well known quote from the Book of James. It means that energetic and zealous praying of a man of

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UConn Football Coach Criticized For Jesus Christ

UConn Football Coach Criticized For Jesus Christ

Bill Hitchcock January 29, 2014 0

Coach Criticized for Endorsing Christianity By: Heather Clark/Christian News Network STORRS, Conn. – A football coach at the University of Connecticut (UConn) has come under fire for telling a local newspaper

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Big Bang, Creation, Evolution, Atheist and God

Big Bang, Creation, Evolution, Atheist and God

Bill Hitchcock January 29, 2014 1

“Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture” (Psalms 100:3).

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Psalms 101: A Man after God’s Heart

Psalms 101: A Man after God’s Heart

Bill Hitchcock January 28, 2014 0

The great 19th century preacher and Bible expositor Charles Spurgeon called Psalms 101 a psalm written by a man after God’s heart. Spurgeon said, “It is David all over, straightforward, resolute,

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Terrors in Life are Like a Tornado

Terrors in Life are Like a Tornado

Bill Hitchcock January 27, 2014 0

Out of the sky the terror falls, a tornado with destruction so precise that it feels as if it was created and designed specifically for you. Terrors in life are like

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When The President Preached God and Jesus

When The President Preached God and Jesus

Bill Hitchcock January 26, 2014 0

The President of the United States encouraging the country to read the Bible, to pray, speaking of the promise of Jesus Christ and making clear that separation of Church and state

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The Servant of the Lord Must Not Strive

The Servant of the Lord Must Not Strive

Bill Hitchcock January 26, 2014 0

What exactly is a servant of the Lord? And why should we not strive? And we are to recover ourselves? What is all that about? The Apostle Paul details some of

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Philippians 4:13 Misused, Misapplied and Misinterpreted

Philippians 4:13 Misused, Misapplied and Misinterpreted

Bill Hitchcock January 25, 2014 2

The very popular Bible app YouVersion, with over 123 million installs worldwide released findings on what the most popular Bible verse was for 2013. No longer John 3:13, the most popular,

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Christian Quarterbacks Starting Super Bowl

Christian Quarterbacks Starting Super Bowl

Bill Hitchcock January 24, 2014 0

This year’s super Bowl brings added meaning to Christians all around the world. The most watched television event in all of broadcasting around the world will feature not one, but two Christians.

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Setting the Record Straight on “Judge Not”

Setting the Record Straight on “Judge Not”

Bill Hitchcock January 24, 2014 2

“Judge not, that ye be not judged” was the most searched Bible verse during the Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty controversy over homosexuality. “Judge not” is invariably a retort, a response to

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National Prayer Center Prays To Help The Country

National Prayer Center Prays To Help The Country

Bill Hitchcock January 23, 2014 0

Here’s an idea; organize and pray! It may sound like Church but a national organization has expanded this most basic tenet of Christianity. The National Prayer Center was formed in Washington,

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Mercy, Grace and Love

Mercy, Grace and Love

Bill Hitchcock January 23, 2014 0

God told Moses, that he would be, “gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy” (Exodus 33:19). Clearly God is in control

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Babies Are Murdered Here. A Must See Video

Babies Are Murdered Here. A Must See Video

Bill Hitchcock January 22, 2014 0

“Babies Are Murdered Here, is the new controversial pro-life documentary that examines the truth about abortion and the single biggest failure of the pro-life movement, not calling abortion what it really

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Breath, Movement and Life. Everything Belongs to God

Breath, Movement and Life. Everything Belongs to God

Bill Hitchcock January 22, 2014 3

Everything belongs to God. Physical, spiritual, emotional; you name it and it was created by God and is of God. But man’s conflict with God arises when man thinks something is

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A Message from Bill Hitchcock of Refining Truth

A Message from Bill Hitchcock of Refining Truth

Bill Hitchcock January 21, 2014 2

What do you think of a live, daily, interactive, online Bible reading with exposition, comments and questions? We would do this Bible study all right here at the Refining Truth website.

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God’s Glove

God’s Glove

Bill Hitchcock January 21, 2014 0

If we are thinking in a worldly sense then we are thinking about what suits us. Holy thought raises us above this worldly plane to God. What does God want? What

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Muslim Bombers Threaten 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Muslim Bombers Threaten 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Bill Hitchcock January 20, 2014 0

NOTE: An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim. Sunni’s and Shia’s are the two major denominations of the Muslim faith composing approximately 90 percent of all believers. Sectarian fighting is

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech Rooted In Bible

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech Rooted In Bible

Bill Hitchcock January 20, 2014 0

On January 20, 2014 America celebrates the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wikipedia describes as an, “American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He

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Seahawk’s Coach: Jesus Better Than Super Bowl

Seahawk’s Coach: Jesus Better Than Super Bowl

Bill Hitchcock January 19, 2014 0

Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, Players Agree With Assistant Coach: ‘Jesus Is Better Than Super Bowl’ By Alex Murashko , Christian Post Reporter Jesus Christ is better than anything, including the Super

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Blind Because of Sin or Blind to Sin

Blind Because of Sin or Blind to Sin

Bill Hitchcock January 19, 2014 0

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5) Or

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The Spirit of Patience Made Manifest

The Spirit of Patience Made Manifest

Bill Hitchcock January 18, 2014 0

God gave us patience, the ability to endure and overcome. No better example of patience can be found than a college student named Patience, who overcame tremendous odds and obstacles to

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The Key to Everything is Patience

The Key to Everything is Patience

Bill Hitchcock January 18, 2014 0

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it” (Arnold Glasgow). Patience! The key to everything is patience according to the American

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Military Religious Freedom To Be Protected

Military Religious Freedom To Be Protected

Bill Hitchcock January 17, 2014 1

Congress strengthens religious freedom for the military By Michael Cochrane/Christian Examiner The Senate passed a defense bill with strong bipartisan support last week that includes important language to strengthen and protect the

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How Did Judas Really Die?

How Did Judas Really Die?

Bill Hitchcock January 17, 2014 6

Judas Iscariot, How did he die? We have two separate accountings of how the life of the betrayer of Christ ended. Matthew tells of a suicide by hanging. Peter tells of

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Third Oldest Bible Now on Display in US

Third Oldest Bible Now on Display in US

Bill Hitchcock January 16, 2014 0

World’s Third Oldest Bible Now on Display in Washington, D.C. By: Garret Haley/Christian News Network WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Codex Washingtonianus, which is generally recognized as the third oldest Bible in

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Psalm 67: God’s Health Care Plan

Psalm 67: God’s Health Care Plan

Bill Hitchcock January 16, 2014 0

Psalm 67 is a brief but very powerful Psalm of David. It is a song of praise for God and blessings for all people and the world. Imagine if this were

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Bill to Protect Church from Federal Government Intrusion

Bill to Protect Church from Federal Government Intrusion

Bill Hitchcock January 15, 2014 0

Can the federal government tell a Church who they can and can not marry? A Pastor and state legislator in Arizona has introduced a bill that would ban the intrusion of

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Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Bill Hitchcock January 15, 2014 0

Our faith is described as a walk. Jesus Christ tells us He is the way. In Psalms 23:3 we learn that God, “leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his

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Iranian Leader and Cleric: US World’s Greatest Violator of Human Rights; Crowds Yells Death to America

Iranian Leader and Cleric: US World’s Greatest Violator of Human Rights; Crowds Yells Death to America

Bill Hitchcock January 14, 2014 0

You probably will not hear or see any of this mentioned on the News. The sentiment of the Islamic lead Middle Eastern countries is one of hate and destruction. Just a

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What is Ours? What is of God?

What is Ours? What is of God?

Bill Hitchcock January 14, 2014 0

What is ours? What have we generated or perpetuated or even created? God created the Heaven, the earth and all that is in it including us. So what is ours? We

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Salt Talks God Speaks

Salt Talks God Speaks

Bill Hitchcock January 13, 2014 0

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:6 Grace the unmerited favor of God. Salt the

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“Fake Faith”, A Must Read!

“Fake Faith”, A Must Read!

Bill Hitchcock January 13, 2014 0

End the emotional ups and downs of a bungee jumping faith! There is a superior article titled “Fake Faith” written by Kim Martinez that every Christian needs to read. It deals

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Atheist Church Dividing and Conquering Self

Atheist Church Dividing and Conquering Self

Bill Hitchcock January 12, 2014 0

“When God and his way are not the focus, but man and any of his ways are, then nothing but chaos and division can result.” Bill Hitchcock “Months after it launched

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Adam and Eve and Desire

Adam and Eve and Desire

Bill Hitchcock January 12, 2014 0

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, you know the story. But in just 6 verses of the Genesis telling of Adam and Eve comes the whole point and purpose

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Study Shows People of Faith Are Healthier

Study Shows People of Faith Are Healthier

Bill Hitchcock January 11, 2014 0

From The Daily Mail. Religious people take fewer sick days and are less anxious because spirituality ‘offers a buffer against the strains of modern life’. People who are religious are less

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Valley of the Shadow of Death

Valley of the Shadow of Death

Bill Hitchcock January 11, 2014 0

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Psalm

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Sermon Notes and Commentary on Psalms 58

Sermon Notes and Commentary on Psalms 58

Bill Hitchcock January 10, 2014 1

Nothing screams more of Satan than a lie. Satan is our adversary the devil himself. His namesake the devil describes attributes of deception, lies and slander. He is the very angel

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War On Christians, World Wide Watch List

War On Christians, World Wide Watch List

Bill Hitchcock January 9, 2014 0

Christians and Christianity are under attack around the world. This is a very real war on Jesus Christ and his Church that is getting very little or no media attention. But

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Video Explains Life After Death

Video Explains Life After Death

Bill Hitchcock January 9, 2014 0

“We all know that we are going to die, eventually. But happens after we die? If you’re alive then there’s no way to know about life after death. ” These are

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Employer Selling Business To Help Sick Employee

Employer Selling Business To Help Sick Employee

Bill Hitchcock January 8, 2014 0

Young woman with no insurance is diagnosed with a brain tumor. She can’t pay her bills or proceed on with treatment. Her employer decides to sell the business to raise money

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God’s Gift in the Morning, Man’s Desire at Night

God’s Gift in the Morning, Man’s Desire at Night

Bill Hitchcock January 8, 2014 0

God’s gift in the morning, Man’s desire at night. Bread of life at first light, Dead of strife at night. God brings the Israelites out of bondage. For over 400 years

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Teacher to First Grader: “Jesus is not allowed in school”

Teacher to First Grader: “Jesus is not allowed in school”

Bill Hitchcock January 7, 2014 0

West Covina, CA.  On December 13, 2013, first grader Isaiah Martinez took Christmas gifts intended for his teacher and classmates at Merced Elementary in the West Covina Unified School District. Each

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Did God Create Man To Fail?

Did God Create Man To Fail?

Bill Hitchcock January 7, 2014 0

Why did God make man, make the Garden of Eden, make the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil , put man in the Garden

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Planned Parenthood Board Member Claims Abortionists Doing God’s Work

Planned Parenthood Board Member Claims Abortionists Doing God’s Work

Bill Hitchcock January 6, 2014 1

Planned Parenthood Board member Valerie Tarico says abortionists are doing, “God’s work”, that abortion is a “sacred gift” and that Christianity is, “in decline”. Tarico says this is a reason to

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Remission Of Sin For Many But Not All

Remission Of Sin For Many But Not All

Bill Hitchcock January 6, 2014 0

“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:28 Sacrifice and blood were involved in consummating a contract or

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View on Creation vs Evolution. It’s Religious, Political and Racial

View on Creation vs Evolution. It’s Religious, Political and Racial

Bill Hitchcock January 5, 2014 1

In yet another fascinating survey by Pew Research findings show that religious beliefs effect the public’s view on creation versus evolution.  The findings go beyond which people believe but also reveal

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Beware of the Yoke of an Overburdening Church

Beware of the Yoke of an Overburdening Church

Bill Hitchcock January 5, 2014 1

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly

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Sacrifice, Inspirational Video Going Viral

Sacrifice, Inspirational Video Going Viral

Bill Hitchcock January 4, 2014 1

Watch The Inspirational Video below! “When the messenger of misery visits you, what are you going to do? What will keep you in the game?” There is a highly motivational video

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