Religion

Broken Cisterns

on August 25, 2019, 6:04 AM / in Religion

They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water. —Jeremiah 2:13 Read: John 4:9-14 Picture yourself swinging a pick, digging from dawn to dusk, chiseling a cistern out of the hard, unyielding stone. You stay on the job, working through the biting cold of winter and the blazing heat of […]

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Over 13,000 gather in Nashville for powerful night of worship with Joni Eareckson Tada, John Piper

Over 13,000 gather in Nashville for powerful night of worship with Joni Eareckson Tada, John Piper

on August 24, 2019, 6:36 AM / in Religion, State News

NASHVILLE — Over 13,000 people descended on Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for a powerful evening of praise and worship featuring some of today’s best-known Christian leaders including John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, and Keith and Kristyn Getty. The event, part of the Sing! 2019 Getty Music Worship Conference, kicked off with performances from hosts the Gettys, alongside a 1,000 voice choir and many world […]

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The Interests of Others

The Interests of Others

on August 24, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

In humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests.Philippians 2:3–4 My friend Jaime works for a huge international corporation. In his early days with the company, a man came by his desk, struck up a conversation, and asked Jaime what he did there. After telling the man about his work, Jaime asked the man his name. “My […]

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Spiritual Reupholstering

Spiritual Reupholstering

on August 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Put on the new man which was created according to God. – Ephesians 4:24  When we moved into our home 5 years ago, we discovered that the former owner had left us six dining room chairs. They were covered with fabric of beautiful African art—tasteful zebra stripes. We appreciated the unexpected gifts and used them frequently when entertaining guests. When […]

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What’s Behind the Sexual Seduction of America?

What’s Behind the Sexual Seduction of America?

on August 22, 2019, 8:56 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I can’t hardly believe the number of articles every day about CHILDREN being taught how to perform sex acts that at one time in my life was UNHEARD OF. Just this morning I came across a headline about a 6 year old boy liking to do ORAL SEX on others. As I often state – humanity is in a SPIRITUAL […]

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Alyssa Milano’s abortion announcement: Two points I’ve not made before on this issue

Alyssa Milano’s abortion announcement: Two points I’ve not made before on this issue

on August 22, 2019, 8:46 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Jim Denison  Alyssa Milano has made headlines often in recent years for her advocacy of abortion, the #MeToo movement, and various political candidates. Now she has revealed on her podcast that she had two abortions in 1993. She says she was in a serious relationship and was using birth control both times she became pregnant. She looks back on […]

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Could Anything Good come from the Pulpit? Yes it Can, God Willing.

on August 22, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I am a Methodist… I have been a Methodist since the 6th grade… it was the only local church that I could walk easily to.. my father originally was Catholic and my mother had been a member of First Christian Church in Jackson most of her life and dad, not wanting to disrupt the peace joined the family’s move to […]

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Keep The Goal In View

Keep The Goal In View

on August 22, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

  Reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. – 1 Timothy 4:7  Bible scholar William Barclay tells of his walks through the meadow with his bull terrier Rusty. Whenever his dog came to a shallow creek, he jumped in and started removing stones, one by one, dropping them haphazardly on the shore. This pointless activity would […]

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The Prospect Of Heaven

The Prospect Of Heaven

on August 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. —1 Corinthians 13:12  Read: Revelation 22:1-5  As I approached my 90th birthday, two emotions surged through my heart. One was certainty, the positive assurance of life to come. And why not? Jesus said, “Because I live, you will live also” (John 14:19). That assurance, however, is often accompanied […]

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Christian Artist Renounces Faith Now That Jesus Has Served His Purpose Of Providing Fame, Fortune

Christian Artist Renounces Faith Now That Jesus Has Served His Purpose Of Providing Fame, Fortune

on August 20, 2019, 8:21 AM / in International News, Opinion, Religion

AUSTRALIA—Christian singer-songwriter Marty Sampson renounced his faith the moment Jesus had served his purpose of providing him fame and fortune. “Now that being a Christian songwriter has made me rich and famous, I’m not really sure what purpose Jesus serves anymore,” Sampson said as he picked through a bowl of M&Ms backstage, making sure there were no brown ones. “So […]

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Don’t Forget

Don’t Forget

on August 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. – 2 Peter 1:12  How can people who experienced the same event have radically different recollections of what happened? An Associated Press article summarized the results of dozens of studies on human memory: “Far from being an indelible […]

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The threat of great white sharks and contact lenses that zoom: God’s call to excellence

on August 19, 2019, 7:48 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison  “Any person could be attacked at any minute,” said a surfer who spotted a great white shark off Cape Cod. Researchers have identified at least three hundred of the huge predators in the popular area. Nine people were injured last night in Pennsylvania when lightning struck a tree, causing it to fall on their tent. Fleas carrying […]

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Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom

on August 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. – Psalm 119:71  I was in my early thirties, a dedicated wife and mother, a Christian worker at my husband’s side. Yet inwardly I found myself on a trip nobody wants to take—the trip downward. I was heading for that certain sort of breakdown […]

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Why Love Begets Hate

Why Love Begets Hate

on August 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

[Jesus said], “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.” – John 15:18 If there is one thing believers in Jesus should be known for, it is love. The word love appears in Scripture more than 500 times. The essence of the gospel is love, as we see in John 3:16. “For God […]

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Today’s Scripture

Today’s Scripture

on August 18, 2019, 5:47 AM / in Religion

By  Joe Stowell In his book The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell observes that struggling businesses are often turned around by one key decision. Many once-foundering companies are now thriving and successful because of a choice that became the tipping point. Although targeted to those in business management, the principle also applies to those who are committed to advancing the cause […]

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Facing Your Enemies

Facing Your Enemies

on August 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear. – Psalm 27:3  During the US Civil War, fierce fighting was taking place near Moorefield, West Virginia. Because the town was close to enemy lines, it would be controlled one day by Union troops, and the next by Confederates. In the heart of the town lived an old […]

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You kick God out of the culture, this is what you get

You kick God out of the culture, this is what you get

on August 16, 2019, 10:36 AM / in Religion

  By Chris Woodward, Jody Brown (OneNewsNow.com) Two Christian commentators are offering their ideas about who or what to blame for the shootings this weekend. One blames, in part, the Church … and the other blames what he calls America’s “mis-education” system for teaching children that they’re essentially animals. In the aftermath of the massacres in El Paso and Dayton […]

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They went out from among us?

They went out from among us?

on August 16, 2019, 10:05 AM / in Religion, State News

This is very unpleasant and I am trying to get my head and heart around what is happening. Clearly, none of us know what is really going on the heart of another, but to see well known, highly visible and followed, people take action like this is just heartbreaking. Heartbreaking for the individuals and their lives and spirits, but also […]

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Recession worries and the ‘yield curve inversion’:

on August 16, 2019, 6:52 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison <comments@denisonforum.org> The stock market fell more than eight hundred points Wednesday, the largest one-day drop of the year. It rebounded somewhat yesterday to finish up nearly one hundred points, but concerns about the global economy persist. The decline Wednesday was precipitated by a “yield curve inversion” that made headlines when it occurred for the first time […]

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Handyman Genius

Handyman Genius

on August 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, . . . for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry. – Ephesians 4:11-12 My father-in-law Pete is a genius. No, he didn’t develop any scientific theories like Einstein did. His genius is that of a handyman. Just ask him about an ailing furnace or a […]

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