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Jesus gave us a perfect model for prayer. His disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. He responded by saying, “Pray like this: …” He followed that by giving us what we call “The Lord’s … more
I recently had another birthday. It was just one more in a series of many. These days I get nostalgic at the time of my birthday. It is hard for me not to reflect on the past when I have that glaring … more
Two men were walking together down a dusty road. As they walked they discussed issues of great importance to them. They were followers of a new religion and their leader had just been killed by the … more
Almighty power is complete and absolute power. God is the only almighty power in the Universe. He is omnipotent. He has all power over all things in the Creation. He is omniscient. He knows … more
The course of a person’s life is often changed with one decision. At every crossroads of life we have to choose the right way or the wrong way. At those crossroads of decision many people have … more
Run the race. Stay the course. Never give up. These are statements that have been used many time to speak of persevering to the final victory. The Christian life is often compared to a race by … more
Faith is a decision to believe. While our faith is deeply spiritual, it starts with the mental determination to believe. There are innumerable questions that can be asked that discourage faith. … more
We use the word “hero” very loosely today. Almost any good deed can get one the designation “hero.” But the real hero is “the person who is recognized for great or brave acts or fine … more
Everyone knows this. We should praise the Lord and thank Him faithfully. However, so many of us fail to do it. Every day is a cause for rejoicing and praising Him. Praise Him for this day! … more
How many times have you heard someone say, “Give me what I deserve.” It makes me think of the adage “Be careful what you ask for because you may get it.” The last thing most of us should … more
One of the greatest victories you can ever with is a victory over fear. Fear can paralyze you. It can immobilize you. It can destroy you. There are fears, or phobias, that everyone faces. There … more
One of the most powerful things anyone can say to me is ”I am praying for you.” I know some people just use that expression as a toss away comment. But when someone tells me that and I … more
It is amazing that anyone could be seen as guiltless for his past no matter what he has done. However, that is exactly what the term “Justified” means in the Scriptures. The great Scripture … more
Count your true friends. I mean your really true friends. If it takes more than the fingers of one hand to count them, you are greatly blessed. Someone has said, “If you have one true friend you … more
All kinds of excuses are given for not attending church worship services. There is a movement today that teaches against involvement with the organized churches. But all the reasons or excuses for … more
We need a foundation for our faith. You can put your trust in Nature, science, education – the list continues. But a true and solid basis for our faith in our Christ is the Holy Scriptures – the … more
Expect that something will happen when you pray. That is faith. When you enter God’s presence in prayer you must “believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Heb … more
The old canard is “nothing is certain but death and taxes.” The humorous part of that is supposed to be the play on “taxes.” But the fact is that the one certain thing in life is that you and … more
This week’s column is adapted from a long ago radio script by the renowned broadcaster Paul Harvey. This was the script of his broadcast on April 3, 1965. If I were the devil – I mean, if I … 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
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