Religion

The Teacher’s Legacy

The Teacher’s Legacy

on April 27, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We commend ourselves as ministers of God . . . by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love. — 2 Corinthians 6:4,6 Pastor Paul Walker shared this story of his salvation experience: “During my lifetime I was instructed by many different Sunday school teachers, but only one stands out in my memory. He was a big, red-faced ex-Marine, who […]

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Be True To Your Word

Be True To Your Word

on April 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No.” —Matthew 5:37 Shortly before his death, the Duke of Burgundy was presiding over the Cabinet Council of France. A proposal was made by the ministers that would violate a treaty but would secure important advantages for the country. Many reasons were offered to justify the deed. The Duke listened in silence, […]

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Life Is Real

Life Is Real

on April 25, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. —Psalm 56:3. In the comic strip Peanuts, Lucy had just broken the news to Linus that children cannot live at home forever. Eventually they grow up and move away. Then she said that when he left she would get his room. But Linus quickly reminded her that at some time she […]

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Relevant Routine

Relevant Routine

on April 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God. —Ecclesiastes 3:13 Here we are at the beginning of a new week. For many people, Monday represents the start of another monotonous cycle of work. Maybe it’s a mountain of washing and ironing, an endless quota of parts from a machine, […]

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Soiled-Rag Masterpiece

Soiled-Rag Masterpiece

on April 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

My little children, . . . I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you. —Galatians 4:19 An artist was once falsely accused of a crime and thrown into prison. Although allowed to take his brushes and paints with him, he had no way of obtaining a canvas. One day in desperation he asked a guard for something […]

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Strange Places

Strange Places

on April 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly. —Jonah 2:1 Walking past my barn one day, I heard a frantic chirping inside, and upon investigation I found a bluejay beating its wings against the glass pane of the window. Had it not cried and squawked, I would not have heard it. But its plaintive note prompted me […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 8

Are You Free Yet? Part 8

on April 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

They aren’t Republicans, Liberals or Independents. They can see the world inside the world. One dark and ominous night during World War II, a US aircraft carrier was plowing through heavy seas in the South Pacific. All lights were out because of enemy submarines. One plane was missing. Somewhere in that pitch-black sky it was circling in a seemingly futile […]

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Not Enough

Not Enough

on April 21, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

What profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? —Luke 9:25 The writer of Ecclesiastes said that pleasure, material possessions, and even great knowledge do not bring lasting satisfaction. Jesus went even further. He said that a person who possesses everything this world has to offer but doesn’t prepare for […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 7

Are You Free Yet? Part 7

on April 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

They have regular moments of radical honesty. A man attended a meeting where the guest lecturer was extremely long-winded. When the listener could stand it no longer, he got up and slipped out a side door. In the corridor he met a friend who asked, “Has he finished yet?” “Yes,” the man replied, “he’s been through for a long time, […]

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Winds Of Love

Winds Of Love

on April 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  —1 John 4:8 A farmer had a weather vane on his barn, on which was written “God is love.” When friends asked why, the farmer said, “This is to remind me that no matter which way the wind blows, God is love.” When the warm “south wind” […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 6

Are You Free Yet? Part 6

on April 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

They’ve faced their own mortality and they face it constantly, just as Christ did Paul affirmed that the Lord alone is the source of immortality (1 Tim. 6:16). He is everlasting in His character and actions. For human beings, however, death is universal, inevitable, and ultimately leads to judgment (Heb. 9:27). This is all a result of our sin, and […]

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Keep A Low Profile

Keep A Low Profile

on April 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart.  —Psalm 34:18 The National Weather Service advises that if you’re ever caught out in the open during a severe lightning storm, you should kneel down, bend forward, and put your hands on your knees. Then, if lightning strikes nearby, your body will be less likely to serve as a […]

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Natalie Grant – King Of The World

on April 18, 2017, 7:38 AM / in Religion

When we feel we are in control, we find we are not.

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Glad Service

Glad Service

on April 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing.  —Psalm 100:2 As a boy, I never shared my father’s enthusiasm for the soil. For several summers he had a little plot of ground in the country where he planted a garden. It provided physical therapy and relaxation for him, as well as a bountifully laden table for family […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 5

Are You Free Yet? Part 5

on April 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

People that are free, well they are comfortable being uncomfortable. They are people who have let go of their slavery. These people are not just successful, they are significant. They act out of their unknowing. They have faith Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the great London preacher, found in Noah’s life the principle that “every act of faith condemns the world.” “By […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 4

Are You Free Yet? Part 4

on April 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

What type of people, do you think, are free from fear, the fear of death? What could they possible be like? I believe that they are the ones that have left wage slavery and are on the frontier. They don’t just take “calculated” risks. They are vision driven. They see time for what it is – a gift that presents itself bit […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 3

Are You Free Yet? Part 3

on April 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Death comes to us all. That’s right, we all end up dead, it’s only just a question of how and why. When I was about 8 years old, I tried to deny the reality of death. It happened at my aunt’s (my father’s sister) funeral. Seeing her lifeless body in the casket, I recall thinking, If that should ever happen […]

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Death Came to Visit

Death Came to Visit

on April 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Erick Erickson   /   The Resurgent  One thousand nine hundred eighty-four years ago, the sky went dark, the earth quaked and a man died on a cross. Martin Luther said that at that moment Jesus was the greatest sinner to ever live. All the sins of the believers in the past, present and future were piled on him […]

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RESURRECTION DAY MEDITATIONS

RESURRECTION DAY MEDITATIONS

on April 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

THE FOUNDATION “It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” —George Washington THE GOOD NEWS “Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and […]

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The Great Overcomer

The Great Overcomer

on April 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?  —Romans 7:24 Who is not inspired by the competitor who makes a comeback after being down and seemingly out of the running! The runner who stumbles while coming off the starting blocks but moves gradually into the lead stirs the imagination of us all. The […]

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