Religion

People Forget

People Forget

on November 8, 2020, 7:48 AM / in Religion

Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way.  Deuteronomy 8:2 A woman complained to her pastor that she’d noticed a lot of repetition in his sermons. “Why do you do that?” she queried. The preacher replied, “People forget.” There are lots of reasons we forget—the passage of time, growing older, or just being too busy. We forget […]

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GOD’S CHOSEN GENERATION

on November 8, 2020, 7:21 AM / in Religion

God wants a people who will walk with Him in prayer, give God praise, thanks, and worship Him every day. In Peter’s description, notice how the people of the New Covenant are to progress. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called […]

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The Blessing Of Giving

The Blessing Of Giving

on November 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

It is more blessed to give than to receive. —Acts 20:35 It made no sense for a widow to donate her last few coins to a corrupt institution in Jerusalem, where scribes who were dependent on those gifts “devour[ed] widows’ houses” (Mark 12:40). But in that woman’s act, Jesus saw a moving display of the proper attitude toward money (vv.41-44). […]

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One Nation Under God — If You Can Keep It; Elections; Lame Duck; Cross; Asia Bibi

on November 8, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

by Rev. Pierre Bynum Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58) Rus Walton (1921-1999) was Executive Director of the Plymouth Rock Foundation from 1978 until his death. With his skill honed as a speech writer […]

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Leave the Results to God

on November 7, 2020, 7:05 AM / in Religion

Do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:20 Years ago, I was invited to speak to the residents of a university’s fraternity house. They had a reputation for rowdiness so I brought along a friend for support. They were in a celebratory mood, having just won a football championship. […]

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A Simple, Quick Guide to Responsible Voting

A Simple, Quick Guide to Responsible Voting

on November 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

  H/T to Jackie with a special thanks to cominus.com Do Not Be Deceived Don’t be mislead by people who tell you we have become divided and need leadership who will bring us together. Since mankind was created, there has always been a division between those who will stand for the truth and those who stand for lies and self-interests. […]

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Two Victories

Two Victories

on November 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in News, Religion

David inquired of the Lord. —2 Samuel 5:19 King David was up against a familiar foe. Years before as a young shepherd boy, he had faced down Goliath, the top Philistine warrior, by killing him with a well-placed stone (1 Sam. 17). Now David was king of Israel, and here come the Philistines again! They heard he was king, and they […]

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Good Morning, Today is November 6th 2020

Good Morning, Today is November 6th 2020

on November 6, 2020, 6:54 AM / in Religion

Today is another important day in American history. We’re praying, we’re believing, and we’re trusting that no matter who wins this election, God’s purpose will prevail. The Sweetest Harvest I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit. – John 15:5 When we purchased our home, we […]

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One reason the polls were wrong: Why the answer is so significant for our national future

One reason the polls were wrong: Why the answer is so significant for our national future

on November 5, 2020, 8:04 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison We are still waiting for final results from Tuesday’s election, as President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden both have pathways to the White House. As states continue to count votes, legal challenges related to the election loom as well. While we wait, I’d like to address a question many people are asking: Why were the polls […]

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Destroy This House

on November 5, 2020, 6:24 AM / in Religion

Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days. John 2:19 In Pontiac, Michigan, a demolition company bulldozed the wrong building. Investigators believe that the owner of a house scheduled to be demolished nailed the numbers of his own address to a neighbor’s house to avoid demolition. Jesus did the opposite. He was on a mission to […]

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BOUGHT WITH A PRICE

on November 4, 2020, 7:43 AM / in Religion

Paul tells us that we were all bought with a price. We “were bought” with a price means that our redemption was not free, even though it was freely given to us by God. “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:20) The price that […]

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The Tree Whisperer

The Tree Whisperer

on November 3, 2020, 6:31 AM / in Religion

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season. Some call him the “tree whisperer.” Tony Rinaudo is, in fact, World Vision Australia’s tree maker. He’s a missionary and agronomist engaged in a thirty-year effort to share Jesus by combating deforestation across Africa’s Sahel, south of the Sahara. Realizing stunted “shrubs” were […]

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LOVE YOUR ENEMIES AND DO GOOD

on November 2, 2020, 8:58 AM / in Religion

This is one of those awkward moments when someone says something that causes you to laugh when you first hear it, only to realize that it was, in fact, a serious comment. “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. […]

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Pope Goes the Weasel

Pope Goes the Weasel

on November 1, 2020, 9:07 AM / in Opinion, Religion

by Rev. Austin Miles  |  News with Views Yes, this title is a version of the kindergarten song that many still remember. In this version the Pope becomes the weasel. A weasel is a mammal of the genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae. The genus Mustela includes the least weasels, polecats, stoats, ferrets and mink. Members of this genus are […]

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BE STRONG IN THE LORD

on November 1, 2020, 9:04 AM / in Religion

When facing the uncertainties of life, we feel forced to look out for ourselves for security. We worry about accumulating resources. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” (Ephesians 6:10) These are reasons to remember what Jesus taught us about the temporary nature of things in this world, encouraging us to store […]

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Even a Taco

on November 1, 2020, 8:58 AM / in Religion

If anyone gives even a cup of cold water . . . that person will certainly not lose their reward. Matthew 10:42 Ashton and Austin Samuelson graduated from a Christian college with a strong desire to serve Jesus. However, neither felt called to a traditional ministry in the church. But what about ministry in the world? Absolutely. They blended their […]

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Happy Halloween From The Great Pumpkin

Happy Halloween From The Great Pumpkin

on October 31, 2020, 9:09 AM / in Religion

 

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Sticks, Bricks, and God

on October 31, 2020, 7:51 AM / in Religion

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised. – Job 1:21 After praying about what God was calling them to do in the next phase of their lives, Mark and Nina determined that moving to the urban core of the city was what they needed to do. They purchased a vacant […]

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How To Treat Halloween

How To Treat Halloween

on October 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot. —Proverbs 10:7 The word Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve, which was the evening before a religious holiday in Medieval England that became known as All Saints’ Day. It was a time set aside by the church to commemorate its saints. Today’s celebration of Halloween, […]

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Neighbors decorate mother’s home for Halloween in memory of her son: Six steps to the hope we need today

Neighbors decorate mother’s home for Halloween in memory of her son: Six steps to the hope we need today

on October 30, 2020, 9:02 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Crystal Conover decorates her front yard in Layton, Utah, every Halloween. Life-size skeletons and creepy clowns are on display while zombies climb out of grassy holes. She does this because Halloween was her son Jayden’s favorite holiday. He was thirteen years old when he was hit by a car while trick-or-treating in 2011 and died. She hands out […]

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