Religion

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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Juggling

on May 8, 2017, 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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Get Off My Back!

Get Off My Back!

on May 7, 2017, 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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Don’t Be Afraid

Don’t Be Afraid

on May 6, 2017, 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, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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Say The Word

Say The Word

on May 3, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt. — Psalm 14:3   People seldom use the word sin anymore. When we do something wrong, we say we showed “inappropriate behavior” or made a “tactical error” or “mistake.” We may even say, “I have done a bad thing.” It seems as if people have come to believe in their own […]

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Quote for the Day

on May 3, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” George Washington (1778) On Aug. 7, 1789 Washington signed into law the Northwest Ordinance, which […]

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The Devil’s Soup Bowl

The Devil’s Soup Bowl

on May 2, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Read: Matthew 4:1-11  When [the devil] speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. — John 8:44  While my sons-in-law and I were hiking in a state park last summer, we noticed a trail marker that pointed toward something called The Devil’s Soup Bowl. Intrigued, we took off for […]

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WHEN ALL

WHEN ALL

on May 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

When all is over, When all is done, When all has been lost, And all has been won….. When all is heard, When all is told, When all has been bought, And all has been sold….. When all is quite, When all is still, When all have been born, And all have been killed….. When all are flat, When all […]

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May Day

May Day

on May 1, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

While the earth remains . . . day and night shall not cease. — Genesis 8:22 When I was a young girl in West Michigan, we always celebrated spring and the blooming of the first flowers on May 1. I’d make a basket out of construction paper and fill it with any flowers I could find—mostly daffodils and violets. Then […]

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St Cuthbert Gospel

St Cuthbert Gospel

on April 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

The St Cuthbert Gospel is an early 8th-century pocket Gospel book, written in Latin. The essentially undecorated text is the Gospel of John in Latin, written in a script that has been regarded as a model of elegant simplicity. Its finely decorated leather binding is the earliest known Western bookbinding to survive, and both the 94 vellum folios and the […]

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A Lost Experience

A Lost Experience

on April 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation. — Psalm 51:12 A pastor in Los Angeles visited a man and asked if he was a Christian. “Oh, yes, I was a member of a church in Ohio,” he said, “and when I asked for my letter of church membership before coming west, I sat down and wrote out my Christian […]

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