Religion

God’s Appointments

God’s Appointments

on September 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. —Proverbs 16:9 Life-changing events do not happen by accident. They are not determined by the stars. They are not by chance. There is no such thing as chance. The Lord uses every situation in life to accomplish His purposes. Frank W. Boreham (1871-1959), British pastor and essayist, said, […]

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Who Gets The Love?

Who Gets The Love?

on September 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. —Luke 15:31  A sociologist was writing a book about the difficulties of growing up in a large family, so he interviewed the mother of 13 children. After several questions, he asked, “Do you think all children deserve the full, impartial love and attention of a mother?” “Of […]

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Two Births, Two Lives, Two Deaths, and Two Destinies

on September 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

It doesn’t get much clearer and simpler than this.  I pray you take the time to read and consider this.  Your future depends on your understanding.  Share it with those you know. Sue  Nearby is a MegaChurch. It’s multiple parking lots serve a weekly attendance of roughly 8,000 people. An attender asked the Senior Pastor why the church’s sermons don’t […]

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The Right Signal

The Right Signal

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

When Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them. —Matthew 14:14  It was a tragic mistake. On July 3, 1988, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian airliner with 290 souls aboard. All were lost. The ship’s captain mistakenly thought they were under attack by an F-14 Iranian fighter. Public […]

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A Prize For Peace

A Prize For Peace

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

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. —John 16:33 Read: Ephesians 2:11-18 Alfred Nobel made a fortune from the invention of dynamite, which changed the course of warfare. Perhaps because of the horrors that wars inflicted with the use of dynamite, he made a provision in his will for a prize to be […]

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If Doubtful, Don’t!

If Doubtful, Don’t!

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

He who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin. —Romans 14:23 In his book Illustrations of Bible Truth, H. A. Ironside tells about a man who was getting ready to attend a banquet. He wanted to put on a white shirt he had worn on a […]

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Billy Graham: ‘God Hasn’t Changed … I Warn You That His Wrath’ Will ‘Explode’ on the Sexually ‘Immoral’

Billy Graham: ‘God Hasn’t Changed … I Warn You That His Wrath’ Will ‘Explode’ on the Sexually ‘Immoral’

on September 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in International News, Opinion, Religion

By Michael W. Chapman  /  CNSNews H/T to Jackie…. Pastor Billy Graham, one of the most respected and influential Christian evangelists of the last 60 years, said that God gave us “moral laws” about sex “that are absolute and unchangeable,” and for those who engage in sexual immorality, God’s “wrath” will fall on them and “upon those who encourage others […]

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Our Lord’s Command

Our Lord’s Command

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

Jesus said, . . . “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” – Mark 1:17    Read: John 21:14-22  Jesus asked Simon Peter a heart-searching question long ago on the seashore in Galilee: “Do you love Me?” (John 21:15-17). Then the risen Lord told His disciple Peter that his future would lead to martyrdom. And Peter accepted […]

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A Faith For These Days

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

By Willie Martin In Hebrews 11:1. we are told that “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” It is interesting to note that the word “evidence” is also used in the Bible to mean the title deed to land, as for example, in Jeremiah 32:8-14. Therefore, we might say that faith is the […]

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A “Well” Church

A “Well” Church

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

They continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship.  – Acts 2:42  Pastor and author Greg Laurie says that churches are “well” when they practice these activities: W-orship E-vangelize L-earn L-ove Like the early church, we should be active in these ways today. Worship. We must meet together for fellowship, communion, prayer, and praise (Acts 2:42,47). God is to be […]

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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Says Latino Church Will Save American Christianity (Interview)

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Says Latino Church Will Save American Christianity (Interview)

on September 17, 2017, 7:20 AM / in National News, Religion

By Jeannie Law , Christian Post Reporter Popular evangelical leader Rev. Samuel Rodriguez believes the Latino church will save American Christianity and usher in an awakening that will spread throughout all of the Christian church. Named by Fox and CNN as the “Leader of the Hispanic Evangelical Movement,” Rodriquez recently released When Faith Catches Fire (Co-Written by Robert Crosby). The new book is a look […]

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Magic Or Miracle?

Magic Or Miracle?

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

Though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him. – John 10:38  Magician Harry Houdini often performed an amazing escape. He was handcuffed, put inside a sack, and locked in a trunk—but he always managed to free himself. Some claimed that he had supernatural […]

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“I Hurt For You”

“I Hurt For You”

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

If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. —1 Corinthians 12:26  When my sons were young, one of them stubbed his toe and grimaced with pain. Seeing him trying bravely to bear the agony of those moments, I said, “Son, I’m truly sorry. My toe hurts for you.” Lifting his head, he looked at me and responded, “Dad, […]

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Painting by Numbers…..

Painting by Numbers…..

on September 15, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I have a talent for numbers, but even I have asked the question should I manage simply by the numbers and utilize formulas or should I listen to God and build my life, my businesses, even government, through relationships? If I should chose either of those answers, I have trapped myself into falling for the “right/wrong”, “either/or” game. It’s both. I have found that if I should rely only on numbers or […]

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Do The Hard Work!

Do The Hard Work!

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

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. – 1 Timothy 6:12  After living more than 80 years, I know that any claim that offers an effortless way to develop a lean, well-conditioned body is a hoax. So is any sermon title that promises an easy way to become like Christ. Author Brennan Manning tells of an […]

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Anger Or Applause?

Anger Or Applause?

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

Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented.  – Jonah 3:10 How do we react when God shows mercy to people we think deserve punishment? If we are resentful, it may indicate that we have forgotten how much the Lord has forgiven us. After Jonah followed God’s second call to preach His coming […]

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I signed the Nashville Statement. It’s an expression of love for same-sex attracted people.

I signed the Nashville Statement. It’s an expression of love for same-sex attracted people.

on September 13, 2017, 7:48 AM / in Religion, State News

By R. Albert Mohler, Jr. This past week I was part of an effort that put America’s theological and moral fault lines fully in view. I was a signer of something called the Nashville Statement, a document adopted by a group of evangelical Christians seeking to reaffirm traditional Christian values on sexuality. Within hours, the vitriol in response to our document […]

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Something we Americans can be proud of. Faith-based nonprofit charities provided 80% of the disaster relief in the recent hurricanes. FEMA, 20%

on September 13, 2017, 7:14 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Thomas Madison  /  Powder Whig Society I remember George Bush the Younger’s novel idea of shifting welfare funding to faith-based charities. What a marvelous idea, I thought. It didn’t happen then due to special interest and bureaucratic interference, but it has happened, not exactly as envisioned by W, but possibly even better. During recent hurricane disasters, faith-based charities, specifically […]

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Walking In His Dust

Walking In His Dust

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

[Jesus] called them, and they left their father . . . and went after Him. —Mark 1:20  In the first century, a Jewish man who wanted to become a disciple of a rabbi (teacher) was expected to leave family and job to join his rabbi. They would live together 24 hours a day—walking from place to place, teaching and learning, […]

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Get To Know Jesus

Get To Know Jesus

on September 12, 2017, 5:35 AM / in Religion

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 3:18 In his book The Call, Os Guinness tells a story about Arthur Burns, chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board during the 1970s. Burns, who was Jewish, became part of a Bible study held at the White House at that time. One day, […]

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