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A Lesson on Confession

The story is told about a Sunday school teacher of a class of small boys who was emphasizing the need of personally confessing our sins to God. As he closed the lesson, and wanting to see if he had put … Continue reading

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Saved by My Grandma and Her Apron

The following story is in memory of my dear Grandmother, Mary Katherine Pearson, in celebration of National Grandparents Day this Sunday, September 13, 2020: One time when I was a youngster I can remember what happened when a big storm was … Continue reading

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The Courage to Take Courage

O love the LORD, all you His godly ones! The LORD preserves the faithful, and fully recompenses the proud doer. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the LORD. (New American Standard, NASB) —Psalm … Continue reading

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The Faith Factor

As I was doing some research on faith, this remark caught my eye: “Faith is to the soul what a mainspring is to a watch.” Not knowing much about the mainspring of a wind-up watch, I decided to learn more … Continue reading

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What ‘I Can Do’ Can Do for You

  “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” —Philippians 4:13 (King James Version, KJV) When the Apostle Paul made this claim to the church at Philippi, he was held prisoner under arrest because of his stand for … Continue reading

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How About Bowing the Knee…In Prayer?

“Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice….” (Psalm 95:6-7) (Note: All Bible quotes … Continue reading

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He Came Not to Bring Peace, But a Sword

In my last blog post, “Peacemakers Are ‘Worth Their Salt’” (published August 1), I discussed how Jesus is our ultimate Peacemaker who wants us to be peacemakers, too. And yet, there’s another aspect of my point that needs to be … Continue reading

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Peace Makers Are ‘Worth Their Salt’

Salt is good, but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty [Lit., season it] again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another. —Jesus (Mark 9:50, New American Standard Bible, NASB) With … Continue reading

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Ignorance Is Not to Be Ignored

We often here certain people claim that “ignorance is bliss.” Ironically, this is stated by those who are essentially ignorant but don’t know it. On the other hand, they don’t worry about it, either. But maybe they should, d’ya think? … Continue reading

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Was Jesus ‘not perfect’?

CNN host Don Lemon sounded a sour note to Christians recently when he reportedly said that Jesus Christ was “not perfect.” On Monday, July 6, Lemon told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, “Here’s the thing. Jesus Christ, if you believe—if that’s what … Continue reading

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