Religion

The latest on the Emmy Awards: How to win the ‘crown of life’

on September 23, 2019, 6:26 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison Game of Thrones won for Outstanding Drama Series at last night’s Emmys, making it the most-awarded narrative series in the history of the Emmys. Fleabag won for Outstanding Comedy Series. Jodie Comer and Billy Porter received Outstanding Lead Actress and Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Here is what I noted: Except for a few minutes watching […]

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We are all travelers in this world.

We are all travelers in this world.

on September 23, 2019, 6:23 AM / in Religion

In the television western Broken Trail, cowboy Prentice Ritter must provide words of comfort at the funeral of a friend. Uncomfortable in the situation, he quietly says, “We are all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house, birth till death, we travel between the eternities.” In a sense, he was right. We are travelers—pilgrims—in a […]

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Who Gets The Love?

Who Gets The Love?

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. —Luke 15:31  A sociologist was writing a book about the difficulties of growing up in a large family, so he interviewed the mother of 13 children. After several questions, he asked, “Do you think all children deserve the full, impartial love and attention of a mother?” “Of […]

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Two Births, Two Lives, Two Deaths, and Two Destinies

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

It doesn’t get much clearer and simpler than this.  I pray you take the time to read and consider this.  Your future depends on your understanding.  Share it with those you know. Sue  Nearby is a MegaChurch. It’s multiple parking lots serve a weekly attendance of roughly 8,000 people. An attender asked the Senior Pastor why the church’s sermons don’t […]

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The Right Signal

The Right Signal

on September 22, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

When Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them. —Matthew 14:14  It was a tragic mistake. On July 3, 1988, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian airliner with 290 souls aboard. All were lost. The ship’s captain mistakenly thought they were under attack by an F-14 Iranian fighter. Public […]

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A Prize For Peace

A Prize For Peace

on September 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. —John 16:33 Read: Ephesians 2:11-18 Alfred Nobel made a fortune from the invention of dynamite, which changed the course of warfare. Perhaps because of the horrors that wars inflicted with the use of dynamite, he made a provision in his will for a prize to be […]

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If Doubtful, Don’t!

If Doubtful, Don’t!

on September 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin. —Romans 14:23 In his book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H. A. Ironside tells about a man who was getting ready to attend a banquet. He wanted to put on a white shirt he had worn on a […]

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Persecution & Response; Pole Prayer; Daleiden Trial; Prayerful Defiance; Story Hour

on September 19, 2019, 9:01 AM / in Religion

Dr. Erwin Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of Chicago’s Moody Church where he was the senior pastor for 36 years. He is the featured speaker on three radio programs heard on more than a thousand stations in the U.S. and around the world. Author of over 30 books, these excerpts are from an article condensed from Dr. Lutzer’s When a Nation […]

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Coach turns down ‘significant’ raise: The ‘Five Pillars’ of true prosperity

on September 19, 2019, 8:14 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison Ask the average American to identify “Tony Bennett” and they’ll point you to the big band singer. They might even have “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” playing in their mind as they do so. Today, however, the “other” Tony Bennett is making headlines. The one who just declined what his employer called a “substantial” raise […]

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Billy Graham: ‘God Hasn’t Changed … I Warn You That His Wrath’ Will ‘Explode’ on the Sexually ‘Immoral’

Billy Graham: ‘God Hasn’t Changed … I Warn You That His Wrath’ Will ‘Explode’ on the Sexually ‘Immoral’

on September 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in International News, Opinion, Religion

By Michael W. Chapman  /  CNSNews H/T to Jackie…. Pastor Billy Graham, one of the most respected and influential Christian evangelists of the last 60 years, said that God gave us “moral laws” about sex “that are absolute and unchangeable,” and for those who engage in sexual immorality, God’s “wrath” will fall on them and “upon those who encourage others […]

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Our Lord’s Command

Our Lord’s Command

on September 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Jesus said, . . . “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” – Mark 1:17    Read: John 21:14-22  Jesus asked Simon Peter a heart-searching question long ago on the seashore in Galilee: “Do you love Me?” (John 21:15-17). Then the risen Lord told His disciple Peter that his future would lead to martyrdom. And Peter accepted […]

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A Faith For These Days

on September 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By Willie Martin In Hebrews 11:1. we are told that “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” It is interesting to note that the word “evidence” is also used in the Bible to mean the title deed to land, as for example, in Jeremiah 32:8-14. Therefore, we might say that faith is the […]

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The Israeli election: A day can change the world

The Israeli election: A day can change the world

on September 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in News, Opinion, Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison <comments@denisonforum.org> Yesterday, Israel held what is being called “one of the strangest and potentially most significant elections in the country’s modern history.” This morning, with over 90 percent of the vote tallied, both main parties are locked in a dead heat. The official results are expected later today. Twenty-nine parties participated in the election. As expected, […]

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A “Well” Church

A “Well” Church

on September 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship.  – Acts 2:42  Pastor and author Greg Laurie says that churches are “well” when they practice these activities: W-orship E-vangelize L-earn L-ove Like the early church, we should be active in these ways today. Worship. We must meet together for fellowship, communion, prayer, and praise (Acts 2:42,47). God is to be […]

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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Says Latino Church Will Save American Christianity (Interview)

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Says Latino Church Will Save American Christianity (Interview)

on September 17, 2019, 7:20 AM / in National News, Religion

By Jeannie Law , Christian Post Reporter Popular evangelical leader Rev. Samuel Rodriguez believes the Latino church will save American Christianity and usher in an awakening that will spread throughout all of the Christian church. Named by Fox and CNN as the “Leader of the Hispanic Evangelical Movement,” Rodriquez recently released When Faith Catches Fire (Co-Written by Robert Crosby). The new book is a look […]

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‘You let her die in church’: How obeying what we don’t understand leads to peace

on September 17, 2019, 6:32 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison Cassie Griffin arrived at church on Wednesday night for a prayer rally and a concert. The fourteen-year-old was sitting on the second row with friends when a gunman entered the church and opened fire, killing her and six others and wounding seven before taking his own life. The shooting occurred on September 15, 1999, at Wedgwood Baptist […]

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Magic Or Miracle?

Magic Or Miracle?

on September 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him. – John 10:38  Magician Harry Houdini often performed an amazing escape. He was handcuffed, put inside a sack, and locked in a trunk—but he always managed to free himself. Some claimed that he had supernatural […]

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Why Georgia fans wore pink Saturday: The power of the past to change the future

Why Georgia fans wore pink Saturday: The power of the past to change the future

on September 16, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison <comments@denisonforum.org> The University of Georgia hosted Arkansas State in a football game on Saturday. Georgia was ranked third in the nation; Arkansas State was not expected to make the score close. In fact, Georgia won 55–0. However, what mattered most to many watching the game was not the competition on the field but the apparel worn […]

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“I Hurt For You”

“I Hurt For You”

on September 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. —1 Corinthians 12:26  When my sons were young, one of them stubbed his toe and grimaced with pain. Seeing him trying bravely to bear the agony of those moments, I said, “Son, I’m truly sorry. My toe hurts for you.” Lifting his head, he looked at me and responded, “Dad, […]

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Painting by Numbers…..

Painting by Numbers…..

on September 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I have a talent for numbers, but even I have asked the question should I manage simply by the numbers and utilize formulas or should I listen to God and build my life, my businesses, even government, through relationships? If I should chose either of those answers, I have trapped myself into falling for the “right/wrong”, “either/or” game. It’s both. I have found that if I should rely only on numbers or […]

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