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Sundays With The Sentinel: We have an identity crisis, it’s not about knowing who you are, it’s knowing who you are not….

Sundays With The Sentinel: We have an identity crisis, it’s not about knowing who you are, it’s knowing who you are not….

on February 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

From The MidSouth Sentinel Patrick Conrad: Life Fellowship Church Southaven, Ms I believe that bigotry and racism, I believe that homosexuality and this transgender issue that is so perplexing to so many people right now, all of these issues….every one of them actually stem from our basic ignorance concerning our identity. ……. But I think it’s something more basic than […]

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Sacrificial Love

Sacrificial Love

on February 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. —John 15:13 What does it mean to lay down our lives for Christ and for our friends? In John 15, notice Christ’s logic as He taught about sacrificial love. First He said, “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have […]

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God’s Wrath against Sin

on February 13, 2019, 8:25 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I find it so revealing of where we are in *time* as I watch the ‘news’ – the latest crop of politicians that the media loves to shine light on and make them appear to be THE NORM.  The rise of the UNGODLY – not only in politics but filling so many of our churches and certainly in the so […]

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I Expect Jesus

I Expect Jesus

on February 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. —Acts 27:25 A Sunday school teacher gave every boy in his class a New Testament and encouraged each of them to write his own name inside the front cover. Several weeks later, after repeatedly inviting the boys to receive Christ as their Savior, he asked those who […]

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PERCEPTION

on February 12, 2019, 7:26 AM / in Religion

by Dwight Fuqua We cannot always control what happens to us. We can control how we react to what happens to us. We can control how we choose to view things. Paul exhorted, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1Thessalonians 5:16-18). Some question how we […]

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Hyperseeing

Hyperseeing

on February 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

When He is revealed, we shall be like Him. —1 John 3:2 Sculptors have a term for the artist’s ability to look at a rough piece of stone and see it in its final, perfected form. It is called “hyperseeing.” Insight Today’s Scripture reading has sometimes been misused by well-intentioned Christians. When a believer has been devastated by the loss […]

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A Prayer for those seeking guidance in War

A Prayer for those seeking guidance in War

on February 12, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Dear Lord, Help me understand the responsibility and power that is welded in my hands… Help me calm myself… Help me slow my heart as it has a tendency to race at moments… Steady my hand … Allow me to breathe easy as I ready myself…. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (A target moves slowly, it expects […]

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Love’s Check List

Love’s Check List

on February 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Love suffers long and is kind. —1 Corinthians 13:4 A woman named Nancy uses verses from 1 Corinthians 13 to help her cope with the frustrations of a busy family life. She calls verses 4 to 7 “Love’s Check List” and refers to it when anger wells up within her. Nancy gave an example of how she uses her check […]

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Living In Retirement

Living In Retirement

on February 10, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. —Philippians 1:21 As our plane landed at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, applause broke out among a group of airline employees. I thought this was a bit unusual, until I was told that the pilot had just completed the last flight of his career. He would retire […]

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Fast Freeze

Fast Freeze

on February 9, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Go down quickly from here, for your people whom you brought out of Egypt have . . . quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. —Deuteronomy 9:12 Thanks to Internet technology, I can watch ice building up on Lake Michigan from my warm office 30 miles away. The changing angle of the sun’s rays in winter chills […]

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What’s The Connection?

What’s The Connection?

on February 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, . . . meditate on these things. —Philippians 4:8 The image on the TV screen captures our attention and we sit down to watch. As we flip from channel to channel, is there any connection between what we decide to watch and what is in our heart? Does our faith […]

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Born Alive Protection; Abortion States; Free Speech Fairness Act; Israel & Iran

on February 7, 2019, 8:12 AM / in Religion

Last week, we featured a 2009 article by FRC President Tony Perkins about the necessity for Christians to take up the pro-life cause with prayer and action. This week, we highlight a new article in which Tony focuses on the importance of fasting. Here are excerpts: The spiritual discipline of fasting was ushered into the spotlight recently by one of […]

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“Soft Time”

“Soft Time”

on February 7, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law. —Galatians 4:4 After studying the behavior of thousands of cell-phone users, James Katz, a professor of communication at Rutgers University, has concluded that the cell phone has changed the nature of the way we think of time. Researchers now […]

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God’s Description Of Himself

God’s Description Of Himself

on February 6, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious. —Exodus 34:6 The prayers of young children show us what they think of God. Here are two I read recently: “Dear God, what does it mean that You are a ‘jealous’ God? I thought You had everything.” “I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset You made on […]

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The Blackness Of Midnight

The Blackness Of Midnight

on February 5, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

They are . . . wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. —Jude 12-13. When I was a young boy, our family visited an old abandoned copper mine. Having descended into the mine, our guide suddenly turned off his flashlight and we were enveloped by an oppressive blackness. It seemed as though we could feel the […]

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The Obedience Factor

The Obedience Factor

on February 4, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. —Matthew 3:15 Dewey VanderVelde refused to be baptized. He steadfastly resisted, even when his wife and daughters were baptized one Sunday afternoon. Years later, his pastor preached on the baptism of Jesus. He pointed out that John the Baptist initially refused to baptize […]

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The Right Light

The Right Light

on February 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He put the lampstand in the tabernacle of meeting, across from the table, on the south side of the tabernacle. —Exodus 40:24 Eating in the dark is no fun. Low light in a restaurant is one thing; eating in a room with no light at all is another. The same is true in our walk with God. Unless we take […]

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No immorality in defined borders!

on February 2, 2019, 8:20 AM / in Religion

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. There is nothing immoral about a country having defined borders. To avoid chaos, countries must have laws, and, for laws to be meaningful, they must be enforced. Laws should be just, and they should promote morality. But nothing in the Bible prohibits a country from having borders, and […]

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What Donald Trump could learn from Nehemiah about building walls

on February 2, 2019, 7:12 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Bryan Fischer Follow me on Twitter: @BryanJFischer, on Facebook at “Focal Point” Host of “Focal Point” on American Family Radio, 1:05 pm CT, M-F www.afr.net Donald Trump would like to be known for building a wall. But his adversaries keep frustrating his plans. Well, Nehemiah is a guy who IS known for building a wall, and had to overcome a […]

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My Compliments

My Compliments

on February 2, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, . . . since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints. —Colossians 1:3-4 When I receive a compliment, it gives me a warm, inner glow. At times I have felt guilty for enjoying a commendation. After all, isn’t […]

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