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I was driving down a street one day when I came up behind an older van. It looked rather decrepit. It’s age was apparent. Almost nothing could be seen on the back of the van except a large … more
Some things that Jesus taught us to do are very difficult. One of the basic teachings of Jesus is that we are to do good toward those who demonstrate animosity toward us. We are to return good for … more
The dictionary gives us this definition of grace: "unmerited divine assistance given man for his regeneration or sanctification." So grace is God’s favor. It is "unmerited and undeserved … more
A baby is born. A couple marries. A family moves to another state. A young person graduates from college. There are always new beginnings. And another segment of the future stretches before us. It … more
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around … more
Jesus said many times: “Do not fear.” It was His response to concerns about the past, the present and the future. To the young girl who was to give birth to the Savior, the angel said, … more
The Pastor was preaching about Heaven. He became very excited about the prospect of going to Heaven and he tried to communicate his sincere excitement of future hope to the congregation. Deeply … more
A poem by Mara Welch: “'Twas battered and scarred, And the auctioneer thought it hardly worth his while “To waste his time on the old violin, but he held it up with a smile. "What am I … more
There are a lot of variations when the history of our Thanksgiving holiday is discussed. Fine points in the history are disputed. For us, the history of Thanksgiving should not be the most important … more
Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. ~The … more
More than 150 years ago, a young teenager wrote a beautiful poem. It was a personal tribute to his Savior. The poem became a powerful hymn of the church when music was written for it a few years … more
In Biblical terms, there is an ongoing battle between the great powers of the Universe. God Almighty is one contender; the other is Satan, His opponent in all things. This great contest manifested … more
When ownership of automobiles was becoming widespread, many people said it would destroy the family and promote immorality. The same thing was said about television. There are still many who think … more
On a cold winter evening, two Christian men were warming themselves sitting before a cozy fireplace. They were discussing their Christian life and experiences. The younger man expressed the … more
The cross is the center of the message of Christianity. Without the cross, including the resurrection, there is no Gospel. Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead – the message of … more
You may think you cannot determine your own appearance. But you can. And you can do it without cosmetics or plastic surgery. Proverbs 15:13 teaches that the face is the outer expression of your … more
Faith Walk The world considers the plan of God to be foolish. Worldly thinking cannot comprehend God’s plan to save mankind by sacrificing His own Son on a cross. This is totally foreign to all … more
Not long ago, I was asked a unique question about the Bible. “Other than Jesus, who is your favorite person in the Bible?” I did not have to think about my answer for very long. Although I do not … more
A major storm was predicted. Local officials warned that riverbanks would soon overflow. Flooding was expected over a wide area. Everyone was ordered to evacuate immediately. When a Christian man … more
Today I crossed the Buckman Bridge twice. Normally, I will drive across it a few times in a week. It does not bother me particularly, yet I know that it can be dangerous. It is not unusual to … more
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