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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Hebrews 10:5

Jesus was a great teacher. But that isn’t why He came to earth. He was a healer. But that isn’t why He came earth. He started a new religion. But that isn’t why He came to earth. In this week’s … Continue reading

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John Wesley & the Robber

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9, N.K.J.V.) John Wesley was the father of the Methodist denomination. It is estimated that over the … Continue reading

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A Word About Church Services

A faithful churchgoer who also happened to love fishing was asked by his fisherman friend, “How can you go to the same church every service, week after week, month after month, year after year? It’s the same place, the same … Continue reading

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Fear in the Life of the Christian

The August 14, 1989, edition of┬áTime┬ámagazine reported the bizarre story of a man from East Detroit who, for all intents and purposes, had died of fear. This man had gone on a number of fur-trapping expeditions over the course of … Continue reading

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“Christian Verses” Podcast: Colossians 3:23

The Christian should be the best worker in the place. And the primary motivation shouldn’t be to get a promotion, win awards, or score points with the boss. Instead, it should be because the Christian understands that he or she … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Convenient Ships

But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid the fare, and went down into it, to go with them to … Continue reading

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Holiness, Mercy, Grace, & Wrath

God is a God of perfect holiness. Each human being is a sinner. Herein lies the problem. Fortunately for us, God is also a God of love. And it is out of this love that He extends mercy to each … Continue reading

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