Religion

What Does God Like?

What Does God Like?

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

Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. — Ephesians 5:18-19   Some churches have become divided over styles of worship. One group may be insisting on a traditional service, while another is agitating for a more contemporary format. We can all profit from a lesson a man learned on a business trip […]

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Thought for Today

Thought for Today

on May 21, 2017, 10:19 AM / in Religion

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”      l Peter 5:7 Isn’t it absolutely incredible that the God who made the universe cares about us and our needs, hurts, and fears! So let’s trust that He will do what is best for us and show it by living for Him!

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Short & Full Of Trouble

Short & Full Of Trouble

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

Jacob said to Pharaoh, “. . . Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life.” – Genesis 47:9   Jacob’s life was full of trials. And as it was for the old patriarch, so it is for us. Life buffets and restricts us, makes demands on us that we do not want to bear. Yet even […]

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Money Matters

Money Matters

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

No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. — Luke 16:13 Godfrey Davis, who wrote a biography of the Duke of Wellington, said, “I found an old account ledger that showed how the Duke spent his money. It […]

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THE PUBLIC SQUARE — LAID BARE BY INTOLERANCE

THE PUBLIC SQUARE — LAID BARE BY INTOLERANCE

on May 19, 2017, 6:51 PM / in Opinion, Religion

By Kevin Shrum  /  Baptist Reflector  Pastor, Inglewood Baptist Church, Nashville We live in interesting days, do we not? With hostile adversaries overseas and serious divisions at home, most of us are looking for a more reasonable and peaceful civility that seems to have escaped us. Cultural unity eludes us. The public square is now naked, laid bare by intolerance. […]

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Doing Our Part

Doing Our Part

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

I have heard your prayer . . . ; surely I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. — 2 Kings 20:5 A runner at a school track meet crossed the finish line just ahead of his nearest rival. A bystander, noticing that the winner’s lips were moving during the […]

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Recovery

Recovery

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

I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth. — Jeremiah 33:6 Thirty four years ago, May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in one of the greatest natural disasters of modern times. The top of the mountain was blown into the atmosphere and became a dark plume of pulverized rock 11 miles high. At […]

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Our Thought for Today, May 18th

Our Thought for Today, May 18th

on May 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

“And Moses said unto the people, Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will show to you today….” Exodus 14:13 I can’t help but think we are being tested every day on our faith. Why, you ask, well, we believe a change is in the wind in Jackson and with that comes uncertainty. It will […]

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Duff Stuff

Duff Stuff

on May 17, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

You are . . . mighty in work, for Your eyes are open to all the ways of the sons of men. — Jeremiah 32:19 When something big happens—a blessing or a tragedy—we recognize it immediately and respond with praise or pleadings to God. When we find a long-sought-after job, hear of a loved one coming to Christ, or get […]

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Our Very Best

Our Very Best

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

By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. — Ephesians 2:8 Chilean poet Pablo Neruda was a lonely and unhappy child, with no siblings or friends. One day he was investigating the backyard of his home and discovered a hole in the fence surrounding the yard. Suddenly a small […]

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A Noble Request

A Noble Request

on May 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” — Acts 9:6 As a seminary student I was often impressed by stories of Christians who made a great impact for God. So I asked the Lord to give me the same spiritual insight and power they had. On the surface that looks like a noble […]

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Our Changing World

Our Changing World

on May 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am the Lord, I do not change. —Malachi 3:6 Read: Psalm 102:25-27 Change is one thing we can be sure of in this life. Our relationships change as we move to new places, experience illness, and ultimately face death. Even the cells in our bodies are always in the process of change. When cells wear out, most are replaced […]

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More Than Wishing

More Than Wishing

on May 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. —Matthew 6:8  As a child, C. S. Lewis enjoyed reading the books of E. Nesbit, especially Five Children and It. In this book, brothers and sisters on a summer holiday discover an ancient sand fairy who grants them one wish each day. But every wish brings the […]

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Free-Falling

Free-Falling

on May 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. — Deuteronomy 33:27 In the tender song of Moses found in today’s Bible reading, God is portrayed as a dedicated mother eagle who can be trusted by her young, even in the scary experience of their learning to fly (Deuteronomy 32:11-12). A mother eagle builds a comfortable nest […]

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Preach Scripture, Fill the Pews: Seekers Seek Truth

Preach Scripture, Fill the Pews: Seekers Seek Truth

on May 11, 2017, 7:54 AM / in National News, Religion

By John Stonestreet, Stan Guthrie   /  Christian Headlines.com H/T to Thomas According to a new Gallup survey, the quality of the worship band isn’t the main reason people go to church. Neither is it thriving kids’ programs. Or even a dynamic personality behind the pulpit. No, respondents said that “Sermons that teach about Scripture” are the reason they show up […]

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United Methodist Church In Turmoil Over LGBT Issues

United Methodist Church In Turmoil Over LGBT Issues

on May 11, 2017, 7:35 AM / in National News, Religion

The article below was written in late April of this year but the issue has been brewing for years in the United Methodist Church. Like the Boy Scouts the church was taken a left view of its religious  position on the issue of homosexuality within the church. The Church position on inclusion of  those that sin is based on “all […]

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A White Stone

A White Stone

on May 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it. – Revelation 2:17 Our Lord’s message to the church at Pergamum has a curious reference to “a new name” written on “a white stone” (Revelation 2:17). What could this mean? There are two plausible explanations. In […]

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Statements of Interest

on May 10, 2017, 6:30 AM / in History, Religion

Thanks to Bobbie Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad….  Matthew 5:10-12a “All who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” 2 […]

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The Answer Is No

The Answer Is No

on May 10, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

David arose from the ground, . . . and he went into the house of the Lord and worshiped. — 2 Samuel 12:20 Children are so lovable and innocent—until their parents say no to their demands. When that happens, some kids scream uncontrollably, insisting on what they want. When our children were little, my wife and I thought it was […]

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He Lights The Way

He Lights The Way

on May 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness. — Psalm 112:4  A missionary in Peru went to visit a group of believers one evening. She knew that the house where they were meeting was located on a cliff and the path would be treacherous. She took a taxi as far as it could go, and then she began the […]

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