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An Invitation for All Humanity

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Are all religions equal? It is a question that is no longer debated by most young people in North America; they simply take it for granted that all religions have ultimate truth and one is as good as another. In a more academic setting the nuances of each religion may be debated but all religions […]

The Bottom Line Is…

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“You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace,” Galatians 5:4 It is no little thing to turn one’s back on the gospel for a law merit system of salvation. The result of this perversion of the free gift of salvation is to […]

Keep Focused on the Big Picture…

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January 1st, the day for New Year’s Resolutions. The four major ones are of course, stop smoking, exercise more, eat better, and be healthier. Seventy-four percent of Americans make some sort of resolution on January 1st and are able to follow a form of the resolution until around the 23rd of January. That means that […]

Confused and Overwhelmed…

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8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that […]

The Magi and a Star

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1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he […]

Now That’s Christmas!

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With the Christmas season almost upon us it is a good time to rethink the Christmas story. In the gospel of Luke, we have the story of the census under Quirinius, governor of Syria, that required every person to return to his own city to be enrolled. For Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary, that […]

Revelation Is Not a Scary Book

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4 “To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings […]

In the Character of Moses

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The children of Israel were suffering under bondage from the Midianites and that oppression finally became so destructive that in desperation the people cried out to God. (Judges 6:6) The question that automatically arises is, “how did Israel end up in a position that enslaved them, once again, to a foreign nation? In Judges 6:8-10 […]

Is God Bigger Than the Bible?

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The problem we have with the Bible is that we are taught to treat it as a rulebook or a manual with a whole bunch of directions on what constitutes a Christian. This idea has caused untold problems for believers. We are taught to defend the Bible against any interpretation that is not from our […]

Elephant In the Room

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The Sutherland Springs shootings have left a long, deep scrape across the heart of America. Regardless of our spiritual beliefs or lack of them, everyone was deeply and emotionally stunned that such an atrocity could happen within a house of worship on a peaceful Sunday morning. Inevitably questions arose—where was God in all this? How […]