Religion

State and other persecution of religious people

State and other persecution of religious people

on May 15, 2019, 7:11 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Donald Sensing wrote In the lectionary passage from the book of Acts, the apostles are arrested for preaching that Christ is risen. They are questioned before the Jewish priestly Sanhedrin. The high priest reminds them that they had been ordered to stop such preaching. Peter, speaking for all the apostles, responds, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.” […]

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A Noble Request

A Noble Request

on May 15, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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Study I Samuel 13:19-22

on May 12, 2019, 6:45 AM / in Religion

Do some studying on the CONTROL of WEAPONS from way back in history. The Philistines controlled who had steel (iron) Today’s version of those Philistines is the ANTI-GUN crowd.  If they are able to CONTROL who has Iron (guns) they control everything. Jackie Juntti WGEN  idzrus@earthlink.net The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which […]

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Free-Falling

Free-Falling

on May 12, 2019, 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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New California School Books Slam-DumpTrump!

on May 11, 2019, 6:30 AM / in Opinion, Religion

by Rev. Austin Miles  |  Exposing Modern Mugwumps Why Churches MUST open Christian Schools. Public Schools now the Devil’s Domain to Promote Evil Our schools today are not places of higher learning but government re-education camps of propaganda to further the One World Order agenda where the world would live under the orders of one dictator.  Never has this columnist seen such […]

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Preach Scripture, Fill the Pews: Seekers Seek Truth

Preach Scripture, Fill the Pews: Seekers Seek Truth

on May 11, 2019, 6:00 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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A White Stone

A White Stone

on May 11, 2019, 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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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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Why we go to church

on May 9, 2019, 8:09 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Religion

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.  He wrote: “I’ve gone for 30 years now, and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons, but for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I […]

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He Lights The Way

He Lights The Way

on May 9, 2019, 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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Juggling

on May 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Mary . . . sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving. — Luke 10:39-40 There is this woman in North Carolina who is a mother who juggles—literally. In fact, her whole family can perform simultaneous feats of aerial exchange with everyday household items. Imagine the excitement at her dinner parties! Many of […]

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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

on May 7, 2019, 7:18 AM / in History, Religion

“I Am My Brother’s Keeper” Summary: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD is a documentary showing viewers what the average British soldier’s life was like on the frontlines during World War I. Director Peter Jackson achieves a monumental success in THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD by creating a movie told by soldiers who 100 years ago actually fought in the war. […]

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Get Off My Back!

Get Off My Back!

on May 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Who will deliver me from this body of death? — Romans 7:24   Roman emperors saw torture as a legitimate way to put muscle and teeth into their laws. They were known to bind the body of a murder victim to the back of his killer. Under penalty of death, no one was allowed to release the condemned criminal. This terrible […]

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Does God Exist??

on May 6, 2019, 8:03 AM / in Religion

Psalms 19:1  The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. “Does God exist”? OCSM Sunday Sermon! A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As  the barber began to work, they began to have a good  conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they […]

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Don’t Be Afraid

Don’t Be Afraid

on May 6, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid. — Isaiah 12:2  I have an ancient leaf blower that I use to clean up our patio. It sputters, rattles, smokes, emits irritating fumes, and is considered by my wife (and probably by my neighbors) to be excessively noisy. But our old dog is utterly indifferent to the racket. […]

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Only One Door

Only One Door

on May 5, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved. — John 10:9 Old Testament scholar Sir George Adam Smith says that when he visited the Holy Land he came upon a shepherd and his sheep standing before a stockade. There was no door in that protective enclosure, only an opening the width of a man’s body. […]

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Godly Exercise

Godly Exercise

on May 4, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Exercise yourself toward godliness. — 1 Timothy 4:7  Fitness advocate Jhannie Tolbert says you don’t need a treadmill or specialized equipment to get a great physical workout at home. Tolbert uses a toolbox for stepping exercises, lifts soup cans to work his shoulder muscles, and employs other common household items in his daily training. He says you can stay fit […]

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