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There is a powerful word in the New Testament that we should understand. It is a favorite word in the writings of the Apostle John who wrote the Gospel account that is named for him as well as three … more
Reputation is who people think you are. Character is who you really are. Opinions other people have about us are unimportant. However, if you live a quality life, most people will think well of … more
In the early days when public travel in the west was largely by stagecoach, a company was looking for a new driver. He was being selected as the primary driver for one of the company’s most … more
Many will disagree with my statement that the two greatest days in the world’s history are the day of the crucifixion and the day of the resurrection. The Bible assures me that they are the two … more
Most people who do not regularly attend church services believe they have good reasons. I have heard most of the reasons (or excuses) as you probably have. Here are some of the most frequent among … more
From the Cross Jesus spoke powerful words. One of the most powerful things He said was “It is finished.” What does He mean by “it?” It means the “once for all” offering to God for all … more
Forgiving us is the greatest thing God has ever done for us. He forgave all our sins when we believed in Jesus Christ as our Savior. Possibly the most important thing He has instructed us to do in … more
I was driving down a street one day when I came up behind an older van. It looked rather decrepit. It’s age was apparent. Almost nothing could be seen on the back of the van except a large … more
Some things that Jesus taught us to do are very difficult. One of the basic teachings of Jesus is that we are to do good toward those who demonstrate animosity toward us. We are to return good for … more
The dictionary gives us this definition of grace: "unmerited divine assistance given man for his regeneration or sanctification." So grace is God’s favor. It is "unmerited and undeserved … more
A baby is born. A couple marries. A family moves to another state. A young person graduates from college. There are always new beginnings. And another segment of the future stretches before us. It … more
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around … more
Jesus said many times: “Do not fear.” It was His response to concerns about the past, the present and the future. To the young girl who was to give birth to the Savior, the angel said, … more
The Pastor was preaching about Heaven. He became very excited about the prospect of going to Heaven and he tried to communicate his sincere excitement of future hope to the congregation. Deeply … more
A poem by Mara Welch: “'Twas battered and scarred, And the auctioneer thought it hardly worth his while “To waste his time on the old violin, but he held it up with a smile. "What am I … more
There are a lot of variations when the history of our Thanksgiving holiday is discussed. Fine points in the history are disputed. For us, the history of Thanksgiving should not be the most important … more
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. ~The … more
More than 150 years ago, a young teenager wrote a beautiful poem. It was a personal tribute to his Savior. The poem became a powerful hymn of the church when music was written for it a few years … more
In Biblical terms, there is an ongoing battle between the great powers of the Universe. God Almighty is one contender; the other is Satan, His opponent in all things. This great contest manifested … more
When ownership of automobiles was becoming widespread, many people said it would destroy the family and promote immorality. The same thing was said about television. There are still many who think … more
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