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May

The Shack – A Meeting that will Change Your Life

Suppose there is a book endorsed as a having “the potential to do our generation what John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress did for his.” We would assume the presence of a book that Christians would want to flock to for some keen insights. Well, that book is being flocked to, but with some concern by some …

17
Mar

Saint Patrick – A Life Well Lived

We are here again at March 17, a day set apart as Saint Patrick’s Day.What does all that mean?Are we like Alex Jefferson on Adventures in Odyssey who is wearing a green sweater for no other reason than his mom wanted him to wear it because of this mysterious day?I recall that very reason in …

22
Feb

Praises

In the present state of the world, reaching out with the Gospel can be a challenging thing to do. Especially if you are reaching out into the public school system. If it seems like a lost cause, kicking against the goads, the impossible mission, then think again. I do some work with Child Evangelism Fellowship. …

18
Nov

Endure to the End

Today’s verse is a ‘rest of the story’ to James 1:2-4 which talk about trials making you strong.  Todays verse covers another caveat of trials. James 1:12 says: Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to …

10
Nov

Are You A Christian?

1 John Some people are told that you are a Christian if you prayed a little prayer.In fact, they get you disturbed emotionally by telling you how painfully it will be if you do not “accept Jesus”.The message delivered is often times misbalanced in that it provides all the “goodies” of being a Christian, but …

7
Nov

The Fading of the Flowering Grass

Some people are well off and boast about it. They may be in sin. Others are very poor and hide in the scenery, determined to never be seen. They may also be in sin. What does the Bible say about these living in poverty or wealth? Today’s verse is James 1:9-11: But the brother of …

2
Nov

Trained to Kill

We had just finished our small group discussion of spiritual gifts which included our usual (though slightly abbreviated) prayer session. We prayed for all sorts of matters, one of them being the children. As we closed the study, I headed out to the kitchen where five of the kids were huddled around a small TV …

31
Oct

Driven by the Wind

Small worries often overtake us. As students, we worry about exams, as employees, we worry about job concerns, as parents, we worry about kids, as adults, we worry about aging parents. The list goes on. How should we live our lives? What decisions do we make? Are we making them from faith? James 1:5-8: 5But …

30
Oct

The Struggle Leads to Strength

This post is restored from my old blog. James 1:1-4 First, a little history: This is one of the books that was examined closely during the reformation. Martin Luther initially did not consider it canon because of the emphasis on works. Some people, however, fail to realize that after careful study, it was indeed scripture. …

28
Oct

Counting the Cost

This post was re-created from my first blog. Here is a curious little application I have seen to demonstrate a nice passage of scripture. First, a picture: What is this? It is Noah’s Ark! In 1974, Pastor Greene as God’s Ark of Safety church received a vision in a dream repeatedly. It was an ark. …

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