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The Play - Christians
Yesterday we went to see the play Christians. It is a very thought provoking play - one that makes you really think. It is about Pastor Paul leading the church, and Associate Pastor Joshua, Pastor Paul's wife, one choir member, and one elder. My wife and ...
Jul 30, 2017
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Prayer
Are you upset about what is going on in Washington DC? If you are, have you thought of praying for our leadership? Do you pray on a daily basis for our leaders? Do you pray that they will follow Jesus Christ? That their actions will be Godly? If not, stop ...
Jul 28, 2017
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Snake Crushed - II
Just before the snake died, the snake went into a spasm. I was maybe two feet away, and had just taken its picture, when suddenly it twitched violently and the whole body came off the ground. It flipped this way and then that way. It turned every which ...
Jul 26, 2017
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Snake Crushed
Today my wife and I, our two sons and our daughter and her family went for a hike. As we walked on the trail my son called to me and we looked at a small snake on the bike trail. It was a poisonous snake - a copperhead. But a bicyclist had ridden over it ...
Jul 24, 2017
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Lay down your life
Last night we watched again the movie The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. in it Aslan, a type of Christ, talks to Susan after He was killed. The witch had called for the traitor Edmund's blood, but Aslan went in his place. The witch kills Aslan, but ...
Jul 15, 2017
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Hot as Blazes
After a cool spring, we have had an unseasonable week in the high 90s and topping out at 100. We have an expression - "hot as blazes." That is a polite way of saying it is hot as hell. After experiencing the heat for the last couple of days, I ...
Jul 13, 2017
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Baseball - hitting
In tonight's Major League Baseball's All Star game. Some say that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sports. The reason is that the diameter of the baseball is three inches, but the average diameter of the sweet spot of the bat is 2 ...
Jul 11, 2017
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Bread or Toast?
Jesus said "I am the bread of life." (John 6:35) Seen on a church sign: Do you have the bread of life or will you be toast?
Jul 7, 2017
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Inches and Rulers
Seen on church sign in Lincoln, Nebraska: Give the Devil and inch and he will become your ruler.
Jul 5, 2017
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The United States of America
Today Americans celebrate the birth of their country. It is a great country. Is it perfect? No, but then our country resembles the people living in it. Perfect? No. But we have established a country that often has Christian underpinnings. We are not a ...
Jul 4, 2017
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Charlie Gard - "Significant Harm"
The world turned upside down. Charlie Gard, a 10 month old baby in the United Kingdom, has a rare life-threatening disease. The parents want to take him to the United States where he could be treated with a new experimental drug. The European Court of ...
Jul 1, 2017
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Tithe - Still Required (Part IV)?
The first mention of tithing in the Bible is when Abraham gave King Melchizedek "a tenth of everything." (Genesis 14:21) The second mention is when Jacob, in fleeing from his brother's hatred, promises to God that if God blesses him, he will ...
Jun 29, 2017
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Tithe - Still Required (Part III)?
Some say that tithing is still required as it is not been cancelled in the New Testament. Certain Old Testament laws are clearly cancelled. Thus, the sacrifices are no longer required because Christ died once for all. This is clearly stated in the book of ...
Jun 27, 2017
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Tithe - Still Required (Part II)?
Tithing is very much part of the Old Testament laws and regulations. Perhaps the most famous passage is from Malachi 3:8-10: "Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and ...
Jun 25, 2017
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Tithe - Still Required (Part I)?
Is tithing - giving 10% of your income to the church - still a requirement in the New Testament era? If you to to biblegateway.com, and type in the word "tithe," you will see that it in the NIV it is mentioned 29 times in the Old Testament and ...
Jun 23, 2017
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Speech that is Uplifting
For men's life we have been studying Jerry Bridge's Respectable Sins. Ephesians 4:29 states "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who ...
Jun 21, 2017
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Missing Women
Where have all the women gone in China? China instituted a one child policy in 1979 and since females were not valued as highly as males, many females were killed - most before birth, some after birth. The result is that 20% of the Chinese males will not ...
Jun 19, 2017
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Ignoring Dads
In the June 12-18 issue of Business Weekly, they had a section on Life's Lessons. Some of the sub-titles were Building the business, Achieving work-life balance, Practicing good office politics, and Listening to mom. I searched but could not find ...
Jun 17, 2017
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Ignoring God
In the June 12-18 issue of Business Weekly, they had a section on Life's Lessons. Some sections were Finding your moral compass, Being a decent human being, and Channeling your inner Zen. In Finding your moral compass, all six responses were about ...
Jun 15, 2017
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Truth Telling
In quite a few movies that we have been watching, the protagonists get into a heap of trouble because they are not truth tellers. Many problems arise simply because people lie. While it certainly happens in the movies, I would contend that it also happens ...
Jun 13, 2017

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