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Are You Making a Difference?

There are, and have been, many people who paint the face of history with their choices in life. Such a person is Felix Kersten. What is Your…

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Keep Praying? Why?

Read Luke 17:20–18:14 Think To listen to some believers, you’d get the impression that faith is knowing exactly what will happen…

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Heed God’s Warnings

Read 1 Samuel 8-10 Think Warnings are everywhere. Along roadsides, on medicines, and even on food packages. Some warnings seem to have…

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What is Your Influence?

Read Luke 17:1-19 Think Jesus’ followers should be known for helping to relieve others of their hurts and offenses by extending…

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Hearing The Voice of God

Read 1 Samuel 3-7 Think How many times have you thought, I wish God would just tell me what He wants me do? You may never hear God speaking…

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Are You Maximizing Your Resources?

Read Luke 16:1-31 Think Are you making the most of your resources and relationships? When you’re with Christians, are you taking full…

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Living Beneath Your Privileges!

What would you think of a person who lived in absolute poverty but also had a modest fortune available to them of over a quarter of a…

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This Present Suffering

Read 1 Samuel 1-2 Think How do you handle disappointment and discouragement? Do you cave in to outside pressures, collapse under the weight…

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Love Through Trouble

Read Ruth 1-4 Think Are you looking out for yourself and doing what’s best for you? Plenty of influential people will tell you to do…

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Seeking and Saving That Which Was Lost

Read Luke 15:11-32 Think Have you ever lost something really valuable or important? Perhaps it lost you–like a runaway pet. How did…

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What Are You Willing to Give to Follow?

Read Luke 14:25-15:10 Think While Jesus was on earth, a lot of people followed Him at one time or another. They followed Him from place to…

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What Are You Defending?

Read Judges 19-21 Think Who are you willing to defend? Your family? Your friends? Perhaps you would stand up for those who support a worthy…

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Who is Being Exalted?

Read Luke 14:1-24 Think What are you doing to get ahead? After all, that’s the way of the world isn’t it? It certainly is for a…

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God’s Ways Higher Than Our Ways

Read Judges 17-18 Think Do you like to do your own thing, be your own person? When you were younger, could you hardly wait until you could…

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Narrow is The Way

Read Luke 13:22-35 Think If you listen to most well-meaning, spiritually open individuals, it would seem that there are many ways to God.…

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Ten Concepts of a Healthy Marriage

You have just been introduced to all the Basic Concepts that I use whenever I try to save a marriage. If you apply them all to your…

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Is God Still the Same?

I am the Lord, I change not – Malachi 3:6 It has been suggested that the Old Testament describes God as being very austere. Biblical…

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Once-Saved, Always-Saved? Maybe Not

There are different definitions of once-saved-always-saved, and in this post I am challenging only one version. The point is not to make…

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Alene- Chapter 21

As the meal finished, Petre stood up. “I will go and do what you told me, Isa.” He looked over at Alene. “It was a pleasure to meet you,…

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How Can There Be Three Persons in One Trinity?

How can we speak of more than one “person” within the Trinity? And what implications does this idea have for our lives? Here I’m not…

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When Prophecies Don’t Happen

For various reasons, prophecies sometimes don’t happen. Sometimes (perhaps often, especially from untested prophets) they’re false,…

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Alene- Chapter 20

“Isa… sir!” She backed up and looked at him. She bowed slightly, for he was the son of the king. “I mean your Highness.” She moved and knelt…

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Jesus’s Mission

Jesus declares that one of several aspects of his mission is to preach good news to the poor. In so doing, he echoes Isaiah’s theme of good…

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Discrimination and Intolerance

When I first converted from atheism to Christianity, some people did not mind, but some others ridiculed my newfound faith. In my early…

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A Common Objection to Studying in Context

I will deal here with one objection to studying the Bible in its context that arises in some circles. Special Revelation or Out of Context?…

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Understanting the Trinity

How can we speak of more than one “person” within the Trinity? And what implications does this idea have for our lives? Here I’m not…

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Abram’s Growing Faith

We rightly think of Abraham as our ancestor in faith, but his faith began small, just like all of ours. The faith necessary for God to count…

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Encouragement

Do you need encouragement? My friend Pastor Jerry Beebe posted: “The problem with pity parties is very few people come, and those who do…

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Which Day Is the Sabbath?

Jesus says that the Sabbath was made for people’s benefit (Mark 2:27). Years ago an Adventist layman wrote in to our Ohio town’s local…

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True Purification

Mere religious tradition can blind us to what really matters to God. Those whose honor derives from their religious or social status can…

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Enemy Soldiers Torture and Mock Jesus in Matthew 27:27-34

Over six hundred Roman soldiers were staying at the Fortress Antonia and at Pilate’s palace (which once belonged to Herod the Great). Not…