Religion

The Big Story of the Bible

The Big Story of the Bible

on September 2, 2021, 6:15 AM / in Religion

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 When Colin opened the box of stained-glass pieces he’d purchased, instead of finding the fragments he’d ordered for a project, he discovered intact, whole windows. He sleuthed out the windows’ origin and learned they’d been removed from a church to protect them […]

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Rejoice always, pray constantly, and give thanks

on September 1, 2021, 10:02 AM / in Religion

We read in the Bible to “rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. May we adopt this attitude to rejoice always in the Lord, pray constantly as He leads us, and give thanks regardless of circumstances. The weekly FRC Prayer Post is designed to provide you […]

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Fix Up Time

Fix Up Time

on September 1, 2021, 6:18 AM / in Religion

It was time to give the inside of our home a fresh, new look. But just as I’d begun prepping a room for painting, our state government announced it would be halting the sale of many home improvement items due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As soon as I heard the announcement, I rushed to the store and purchased the essential materials. […]

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Volunteer veterans save hundreds from the Taliban

Volunteer veterans save hundreds from the Taliban

on August 31, 2021, 8:26 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Who are your heroes? Let me nominate a few more today. An all-volunteer group of American veterans of the Afghanistan war launched a mission last Wednesday to shepherd hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces and their families to safety. ABC News reports that the group, dubbed the “Pineapple Express,” launched their rescue “after nightfall in near-pitch black darkness and extremely […]

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Mercy and Grace

on August 30, 2021, 8:30 AM / in Religion

[Josiah] began to seek the God of his father David. 2 Chronicles 34:3 A stately sunflower stood on its own in the center of a lonely stretch of national highway, just a few feet from the fast lane. As I drove past, I wondered how it had grown there with no other sunflowers visible for miles. Only God could create […]

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The latest on Hurricane Ida: Five ways to join God in redeeming disaster

The latest on Hurricane Ida: Five ways to join God in redeeming disaster

on August 30, 2021, 5:57 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Dawn broke yesterday over the Hurricane Katrina memorial on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. The granite cross was erected in 2006 beside a plaque engraved with the names of 163 people who lost their lives to the storm in this area. Each year on August 29, a remembrance ceremony is held here. I wonder if those who built the […]

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Have Thine own way, Lord!

on August 29, 2021, 7:43 AM / in Religion

This song kept running thru my mind all night long.  It has been years since I heard it.  Must be a reason it came to me last night.  Very interesting history  on who, why,  and how it was written. https://hymnary.org/text/have_thine_own_way_lord     Have Thine own way, Lord!   1 Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way! Thou art […]

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Ending today with; A Great Ending

on August 28, 2021, 7:29 AM / in Religion

Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. Revelation 22:12 My husband and son surfed television channels looking for a movie to watch and discovered that their favorite movies were already in progress. As they enjoyed watching the final scenes, the search became a game. […]

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The Ultimate Healer

on August 27, 2021, 7:26 AM / in Religion

[Hezekiah] broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made. 2 Kings 18:4 When a medical treatment began to provide relief for a family member’s severe food allergies, I became so excited that I talked about it all the time. I described the intense process and extolled the doctor who had created the program. Finally, some friends commented, “We think […]

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Kanye West asks to be “Ye”: Why God’s name for you matters deeply

Kanye West asks to be “Ye”: Why God’s name for you matters deeply

on August 26, 2021, 8:45 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Kanye West filed court documents Tuesday to legally change his name to “Ye.” He wants to get rid of his full name—Kanye Omari West—in favor of his longtime nickname with no middle or last name. His parents gave him the name he has carried for his forty-four years of life, but now he wants to rename himself. […]

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Heeding the Warnings

on August 26, 2021, 6:53 AM / in Religion

Whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. Matthew 10:33 When a pickpocket tried to pilfer my property while I was on vacation in another country, it wasn’t a surprise. I’d read warnings about the danger of subway thieves, so I knew what to do to protect my wallet. But I never expected it to […]

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A new way to pray for faith, family, and freedom

on August 25, 2021, 8:09 AM / in Religion

Paul, writing to the Romans, urged his audience to be “constant in prayer” (Rom. 12:12). That constancy is just as needed for us in America today as it was for Roman followers of Christ. The issues before us today are beyond our mortal ability to solve on our won. We need the intervention of God. And we need to humbly […]

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The Benefits of a Classical Education

The Benefits of a Classical Education

on August 13, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Written by  Father James Thornton Since the end of the Second World War, and especially since the mid-1960s, America has been deluged with seemingly endless stories of the failure of its educational system. Testing reveals that there exists a significant percentage of high-school graduates who cannot identify the Pacific Ocean on an unlabeled map of the world, who do not […]

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Simone Biles wins bronze, Justin Bieber offers support

Simone Biles wins bronze, Justin Bieber offers support

on August 3, 2021, 8:10 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Simone Biles won bronze in the Olympic balance beam final today, earning her seventh career Olympic medal. A week earlier, she took herself out of several competitions to focus on her mental health, a decision that made global headlines. Pop star Justin Bieber made similar news in 2017 when he canceled the remaining dates of his Purpose tour to […]

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Walking with Jesus

on August 3, 2021, 7:44 AM / in Religion

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Hebrews12:1 Lean food rations, waterproof boots, and a map are some of the essentials carried by hikers on the John Muir Trail. The John Muir Trail is a 211-mile path in the western United […]

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Overcoming Envy

Overcoming Envy

on July 30, 2021, 7:44 AM / in Religion

Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands. 1 Samuel 18:7 In the film Amadeus, aging composer Antonio Salieri plays some of his music on the piano for a visiting priest. The embarrassed priest confesses he doesn’t recognize the tunes. “What about this one?” Salieri says, playing an instantly familiar melody. “I didn’t know you wrote that,” the priest says. […]

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Three facts you may not know about Lady Diana’s wedding

Three facts you may not know about Lady Diana’s wedding

on July 30, 2021, 7:38 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison My wife and I were two of the estimated 750 million people who watched Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer forty years ago yesterday. Here’s what we didn’t know: Diana accidentally spilled some perfume on her wedding dress prior to the ceremony. Her makeup artist then told her to hold that spot on her dress as she was walking to […]

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Jesus Is Our Peace

Jesus Is Our Peace

on July 29, 2021, 6:40 AM / in Religion

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility. Ephesians 2:14 A monk named Telemachus lived a quiet life, but his death at the end of the fourth century changed the world. Visiting Rome from the East, Telemachus intervened in the blood sport of the gladiatorial […]

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God’s Love Is Stronger

God’s Love Is Stronger

on July 28, 2021, 6:30 AM / in Religion

Love is as strong as death. Song of Songs 8:6 In 2020, Alyssa Mendoza received a surprising email from her father in the middle of the night. The message had instructions about what to do for her mother on her parents’ twenty-fifth anniversary. Why was this shocking? Alyssa’s father had passed away ten months earlier. She discovered that he’d written […]

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Worth reading

on July 27, 2021, 7:34 AM / in Religion

Thanks to HP for this excellent item EXCELLENT! This interesting prayer was given in Kansas, USA, at the opening session of their Senate. It seems prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:”Heavenly Father, we come […]

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