Religion

Living In Retirement

Living In Retirement

on February 10, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. —Philippians 1:21 As our plane landed at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, applause broke out among a group of airline employees. I thought this was a bit unusual, until I was told that the pilot had just completed the last flight of his career. He would retire […]

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Fast Freeze

Fast Freeze

on February 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Go down quickly from here, for your people whom you brought out of Egypt have . . . quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. —Deuteronomy 9:12 Thanks to Internet technology, I can watch ice building up on Lake Michigan from my warm office 30 miles away. The changing angle of the sun’s rays in winter chills […]

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What’s The Connection?

What’s The Connection?

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

Whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, . . . meditate on these things. —Philippians 4:8 The image on the TV screen captures our attention and we sit down to watch. As we flip from channel to channel, is there any connection between what we decide to watch and what is in our heart? Does our faith […]

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Born Alive Protection; Abortion States; Free Speech Fairness Act; Israel & Iran

on February 7, 2019, 8:12 AM / in Religion

Last week, we featured a 2009 article by FRC President Tony Perkins about the necessity for Christians to take up the pro-life cause with prayer and action. This week, we highlight a new article in which Tony focuses on the importance of fasting. Here are excerpts: The spiritual discipline of fasting was ushered into the spotlight recently by one of […]

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“Soft Time”

“Soft Time”

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

When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law. —Galatians 4:4 After studying the behavior of thousands of cell-phone users, James Katz, a professor of communication at Rutgers University, has concluded that the cell phone has changed the nature of the way we think of time. Researchers now […]

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God’s Description Of Himself

God’s Description Of Himself

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

The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious. —Exodus 34:6 The prayers of young children show us what they think of God. Here are two I read recently: “Dear God, what does it mean that You are a ‘jealous’ God? I thought You had everything.” “I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset You made on […]

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The Blackness Of Midnight

The Blackness Of Midnight

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

They are . . . wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. —Jude 12-13. When I was a young boy, our family visited an old abandoned copper mine. Having descended into the mine, our guide suddenly turned off his flashlight and we were enveloped by an oppressive blackness. It seemed as though we could feel the […]

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The Obedience Factor

The Obedience Factor

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

Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. —Matthew 3:15 Dewey VanderVelde refused to be baptized. He steadfastly resisted, even when his wife and daughters were baptized one Sunday afternoon. Years later, his pastor preached on the baptism of Jesus. He pointed out that John the Baptist initially refused to baptize […]

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The Right Light

The Right Light

on February 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He put the lampstand in the tabernacle of meeting, across from the table, on the south side of the tabernacle. —Exodus 40:24 Eating in the dark is no fun. Low light in a restaurant is one thing; eating in a room with no light at all is another. The same is true in our walk with God. Unless we take […]

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No immorality in defined borders!

on February 2, 2019, 8:20 AM / in Religion

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. There is nothing immoral about a country having defined borders. To avoid chaos, countries must have laws, and, for laws to be meaningful, they must be enforced. Laws should be just, and they should promote morality. But nothing in the Bible prohibits a country from having borders, and […]

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What Donald Trump could learn from Nehemiah about building walls

on February 2, 2019, 7:12 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Bryan Fischer Follow me on Twitter: @BryanJFischer, on Facebook at “Focal Point” Host of “Focal Point” on American Family Radio, 1:05 pm CT, M-F www.afr.net Donald Trump would like to be known for building a wall. But his adversaries keep frustrating his plans. Well, Nehemiah is a guy who IS known for building a wall, and had to overcome a […]

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My Compliments

My Compliments

on February 2, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, . . . since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints. —Colossians 1:3-4 When I receive a compliment, it gives me a warm, inner glow. At times I have felt guilty for enjoying a commendation. After all, isn’t […]

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A Clear Call

A Clear Call

on February 1, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.” —1 Samuel 3:10 When George Washington Carver was a student at Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University), he and a friend planned to go as missionaries to Africa. But as his agricultural studies progressed, Carver, a devout Christian, began to sense a different calling from God. When Booker T. Washington asked him […]

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A Vase Full Of Good Intentions

A Vase Full Of Good Intentions

on January 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

To him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. —James 4:17 In a Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schulz, Marcie gives her schoolteacher some flowers. Not to be outdone, Peppermint Patty says to the teacher, “I thought about doing the same thing, Ma’am, but I never got around to it. Could you use […]

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Picking Daisies

Picking Daisies

on January 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! —1 John 3:1 I can recall when in grade school my eyes first met those of a brown-eyed girl seated a couple of rows away from me. It’s hard to put into words, but something happened. It was my first case […]

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Ice-Cream Man

Ice-Cream Man

on January 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. —2 Timothy 2:22 Little Jeff was trying his best to save money to buy his mother a present. It was a terrible struggle because he gave in so easily to the temptation to buy goodies from the ice-cream […]

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Ants And Elephant Seals

Ants And Elephant Seals

on January 28, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. —1 Corinthians 15:34 Elephant seals spend most of their lives sleeping. Science News magazine reports, “Male elephant seals measure 16 feet from trunk-like nose to flipper, and they weigh about 3 tons. Occasionally, a seal will use a front flipper—incredibly tiny for such a […]

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“Consumer Christianity”

“Consumer Christianity”

on January 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. —Luke 9:23 In his book The Empty Church, historian Thomas C. Reeves says: “Christianity in modern America . . . tends to be easy, upbeat, convenient, and compatible. It does not require self-sacrifice, discipline, humility, an otherworldly outlook, a zeal […]

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Tried And True

Tried And True

on January 26, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man? —Proverbs 20:6 We are often disappointed by the unfaithfulness of people. A family member promises to write, but months go by without a letter. A pastor says he will visit when we are sick, but he doesn’t make it to the hospital or to our […]

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The Truth is Always ‘Offensive’

The Truth is Always ‘Offensive’

on January 25, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Trevor Thomas  /  American Thinker When Jesus stood before Pilate, just prior to going to His execution, Pilate asked Him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” After some discussion, Pilate concluded, “You are a king, then!” Jesus replied, “You are right in saying that I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for […]

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