Religion

WE ARE A WORK IN PROCESS

WE ARE A WORK IN PROCESS

on June 8, 2021, 7:51 AM / in Religion

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”  Romans […]

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Play depicts Jesus as transgender: Four temptations and an amazing story of courage and faith

Play depicts Jesus as transgender: Four temptations and an amazing story of courage and faith

on June 8, 2021, 6:16 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison It is a sign of our times that what was once shocking is becoming less so every day. For example, a Scottish teachers union is promoting a play depicting Jesus Christ as transgender in celebration of Pride Month. The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven has evoked protests wherever it has been performed, but supporters insist on going forward. […]

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce the birth of their daughter: The power of peace in a perilous world

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce the birth of their daughter: The power of peace in a perilous world

on June 7, 2021, 6:09 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced yesterday that their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor had been born on Friday. She is Queen Elizabeth’s eleventh great-grandchild. Bringing a child into our fallen world has always been an act of faith. Today is no exception. In Pakistan, dozens of passengers were killed this morning when two trains collided. Officials are working to […]

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The deaths of B. J. Thomas and Gavin MacLeod: Four ways to honor our military heroes

on June 6, 2021, 9:11 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison B. J. Thomas died Saturday of complications from lung cancer. He became famous with country and pop crossover hits in the 1960s and 1970s, including “Hooked on a Feeling” and “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.” However, he fell into a spiral of substance abuse that nearly ended his marriage. On January 28, 1976, he gave his life to Jesus, […]

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Our True Selves

Our True Selves

on June 6, 2021, 7:05 AM / in Religion

We know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him. 1 John 3:2 Inside my parents’ old photo album is a picture of a young boy. He has a round face, freckles, and straight, light-blond hair. He loves cartoons, hates avocados, and owns just one record, by Abba. Also inside that album are pictures of a teenager. His face […]

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Waiting in Hope

Waiting in Hope

on June 5, 2021, 7:33 AM / in Religion

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 Rogelio served as our waiter during our weeklong vacation. In one conversation, he credited Jesus for blessing him with Kaly, a compassionate wife with strong faith. After they had their first baby, God gave them the opportunity to help care for their niece who had Down syndrome. Soon […]

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Perfect Justice

Perfect Justice

on June 4, 2021, 8:59 AM / in Religion

All [God’s] ways are just. Deuteronomy 32:4 In 1983, three teens were arrested for the murder of a fourteen-year-old. According to news reports, the younger teen was “shot . . . because of his [athletic] jacket.” Sentenced to life in prison, the three spent thirty-six years behind bars before evidence surfaced that revealed their innocence. Another man had committed the […]

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Government formed to oust Benjamin Netanyahu: An explanation and three ways to pray for Israel

Government formed to oust Benjamin Netanyahu: An explanation and three ways to pray for Israel

on June 3, 2021, 9:35 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Benjamin Netanyahu has been prime minister of Israel since 2009. He previously served three terms as prime minister in the 1990s. Now it appears that his time in office may be over. In what is being called “a seismic event in Israeli politics,” Mr. Netanyahu’s rivals announced yesterday the creation of a coalition government that would replace him. Yair Lapid, […]

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It’s Okay to Lament

It’s Okay to Lament

on June 3, 2021, 6:49 AM / in Religion

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him. Lamentations 3:25 I dropped to my knees and let my tears fall to the floor. “God, why aren’t you taking care of me?” I cried. It was during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. I’d been laid-off for almost a month, and something had gone wrong with my unemployment application. […]

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Survivor remembers the Tulsa Race Massacre: A redemptive step that can help to heal our nation

Survivor remembers the Tulsa Race Massacre: A redemptive step that can help to heal our nation

on June 2, 2021, 8:43 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Mother Violet Fletcher was seven years old when the Tulsa Race Massacre began. At a recent event, she described what happened to her. “I still remember all the shooting and running,” she said. “People being killed. Crawling and seeing smoke. Seeing airplanes flying and a messenger going through the neighborhood telling all the Black people to leave town.” Then […]

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A Remarkable Life

A Remarkable Life

on June 2, 2021, 7:38 AM / in Religion

Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. 1 Peter 2:12 nlt I came to learn about Catherine Hamlin, a remarkable Australian surgeon, through reading her obituary. In Ethiopia, Catherine and her husband established the world’s only hospital dedicated to curing women from the devastating physical and emotional trauma of obstetric fistulas, a common injury in the developing world that can […]

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Secret Giver

Secret Giver

on May 31, 2021, 7:23 AM / in Religion

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. Matthew 6:1 For Christopher, a physically disabled veteran, everyday activities had become more challenging, took longer to finish, and increased his pain. Still, he did his best to serve his wife and child. Passersby would see him using a push-mower to cut his lawn every […]

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Worth It, or Worthy?

Worth It, or Worthy?

on May 30, 2021, 7:19 AM / in Religion

Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain. Revelation 5: Helen Roseveare, an English missionary physician in the African Congo, was taken prisoner by rebels during the Simba Rebellion in 1964. Beaten and abused by her captors, she suffered terribly. In the days that followed, she found herself asking, “Is it worth it?” As she began to ponder the cost of following […]

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Jesus is the narrow Way

on May 28, 2021, 9:58 AM / in Religion

H/T to Al Garza for this timely article….. From: ocsministry1@gmail.com ~Jesus is the narrow Way~! Matthew 6:33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. We are called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. God’s Word gives no wiggle room to preach and teach by […]

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LEGO drag queen figures and a hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines: Learning an important lesson from our fallen culture

LEGO drag queen figures and a hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines: Learning an important lesson from our fallen culture

on May 28, 2021, 8:57 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison The Lego Group has been making LEGOs since 1949. I played with their building blocks, as did our sons. Now our grandchildren are continuing the tradition. Heretofore, LEGOs were known for two characteristics: they can be used to build nearly anything, and they are very painful to step on barefooted (I can attest to both facts). Now we […]

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How to Pray for America

How to Pray for America

on May 28, 2021, 6:33 AM / in Religion

As government policies foment hostility and even opposition towards biblical Christianity, we must ask how we, as Christians, should respond. Government policies that restrict religious freedom and generate hostility toward believers are not new. The Bible is filled with many accounts of those in authority using their position to control and constrain the obedient worship of the one true God. […]

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Flourish Again

Flourish Again

on May 27, 2021, 7:22 AM / in Religion

The more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread. Exodus 1:12 Given enough sunlight and water, vibrant wildflowers carpet areas of California such as Antelope Valley and Figueroa Mountain. But what happens when drought strikes? Scientists have discovered that certain wildflowers store large quantities of their seeds underground instead of allowing them to push through the soil and bloom. […]

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Did COVID-19 originate in a Chinese laboratory? Four options, the story behind the story, and the path to our best life

Did COVID-19 originate in a Chinese laboratory? Four options, the story behind the story, and the path to our best life

on May 26, 2021, 7:14 AM / in Religion

Security guard check at the gate of Wuhan Institute of Virology as a vehicle carrying the experts of World Health Organization (WHO) entered in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China on Feb. 3rd, 2021. WHO probe team members tackled to investigate into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. ( The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images ) By Dr. Jim Denison Did the […]

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Shift into Neutral

Shift into Neutral

on May 25, 2021, 8:43 AM / in Religion

And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:12 The man ahead of me at the carwash was on a mission. He purposefully strode to the back of his pickup and removed the hitch, so it wouldn’t snag the high-powered rolling brushes. He paid the attendant then pulled onto the automated track—where he left his truck in drive. The […]

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Sight Unseen

Sight Unseen

on May 23, 2021, 6:38 AM / in Religion

If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead. Luke 16:31 After Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, he parachuted into the Russian countryside. A farm woman spotted the orange-clad cosmonaut, still wearing his helmet and dragging two parachutes. “Can it be that you have come […]

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