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Coffee Stains: Bottom Feeders

Once I was watching the weather on the evening news when I got bothered. Our friendly weatherman had just informed us that through four or…

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Coffee Stains: Make Up Your Feeble Mind

Rules for Making Good Decisions I teased a friend once, a friend who was having a terrible time deciding what to order at the restaurant,…

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Coffee Stains: God Dreams

This week I want to do something different in Coffee Stains. Usually I share with you from my vast wells of wisdom (I hear you giggling and…

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Coffee Stains: Plantn’ Corn Wantn’ Peas

It was the strangest thing I ever saw. I didn’t usually wander by there but this day I decided to take a different way and there he…

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Coffee Stains: God’s Heart Exposed

David was at that point in life where he was dreaming great dreams for his kids. He had killed his giants and conquered his kingdoms. That…

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Coffee Stains: Cowboy Dave

Recently I was invited to a church which was having a special Western theme that particular Sunday morning. ‘You can dress Western, if…

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Coffee Stains: Revenge of the Yip Yip Dogs!

A little story that I told on a recent Sunday morning provoked a reaction among some dog owners, and for that I want to redeem myself by…

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Coffee Stains: Poor Old Me!

Poor Old Me ! The weather is cold and nasty, The rain””just look at it fall! The sky is gray and leaden. Sad winter has engulfed us…

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Coffee Stains: Jump In!

Once, way back when, when I first met that lovely vision who became my wife, I had a dream. ‘Another dream? C’mon David.” I…

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Coffee Stains: Lady in the forest

The young man spotted her just up ahead on a forest trail that veered off to his right. He ran towards her slowing as he approached. Oh, she…

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Coffee Stains: My Name in Lights

My high school football career nearly reached its zenith my senior year when I got my name in the local paper two weeks in a row””each…

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Coffee Stains: How to Hurt Someone

We pray for power. Maybe we ought to pray for compassion first because compassion paves the way for miracles ____________________ I had one…

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Coffee Stains: The Worst Singers

Once I started a church here in Europe and right from the start the second-worst female singer in the world joined us. The worst followed…

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Coffee Stains: The Three Clocks

I stayed in an apartment this past weekend that had three clocks. The one in the bedroom proudly announced that the time was 12:50. The one…

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Coffee Stains: Public Opinion

“I could care less what they think!” You ever said that? You were probably lying weren‘t you? It seems most of us care much more…

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Facing A Debilitating Illness

Luke 13:10-17 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for…

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Final Things

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. An earlier article showed the Church’s belief that Jesus Christ…

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Baptism

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. The Gospel of Mark opens with Jesus being baptized by John to begin His public…

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One Church

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. The Church is such an important concept that it deserved mention in the Nicene Creed…

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God’s Revelation

He has spoken through the Prophets. The first thing to notice here is that God is not distant but communicates with humanity. Throughout the…

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The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is…

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Jesus Will Return

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. One of the unique features of Christianity…

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Rediscovering Your Worth

Nearly everyone feels insignificant at one time or another. You may be great on the football field and terrible in a chemistry lab. Maybe…

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Jesus as Victor

On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. We…

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Slavation

For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven:… For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and…

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What is the Son of God?

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from…

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Jesus is the Son of God

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God… For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of…

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The Trinity

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty… We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ… We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord,…

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One God

We believe in one God. The Nicene Creed declares that we believe in one, and only one, God. We received this belief from the Jews through…

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We Believe

We believe… The Nicene Creed begins, not with a statement of facts that can be proved, but a declaration that what follows is what is…

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Healing for a Withered Soul

Luke 6:6-11 6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And the…