Category Archives: Belief

Being an Overcomer

1 John series: (post #8) With this post we launch into the list of the final five evidences of salvation that are named in 1 John. The first five evidences were: You desire fellowship with your fellow Christians. You walk … Continue reading

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“Just Pray This Prayer…”

1 John series: (post #7) We are now halfway through the list of ten evidences of salvation that are described in the book of 1 John. So, with this post, I thought it would be good if I pulled over … Continue reading

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Not Loving the World

1 John series: (post #6) Up until this point in our series on 1 John’s evidences of salvation, we’ve named things the genuine Christian will do. He or she will desire to fellowship with other Christians, will walk in the … Continue reading

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A “Know So” Salvation

1 John series: (post #1) Perhaps you’ve heard that God wants you to be saved from the eternal penalty of your sins by believing in Jesus, God the Son, as your personal Savior. But have you also heard that God … Continue reading

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Trusting in People Can Make You Look Stupid

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” (John 14:1, N.K.J.V.) Our son Ryan played on the high school basketball team. Each summer the head coach would organize and run a travel-ball tournament as … Continue reading

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Followship

As Jesus passed on from there. He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him. (Matthew 9:9, N.K.J.V.) A little boy got mad at his … Continue reading

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The Cursed Crown

Crowns have historically been the ultimate sign of power and authority. Only kings and queens get to legitimately wear legitimate crowns. The most valuable crown in the world these days is St. Edward’s Crown, which is the centerpiece of the … Continue reading

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No Faith for the Present

Every true Christian has faith in Jesus in regards to what happened in the past. That list includes: His virgin birth, sinless life, teachings, miracles, substitutionary death, resurrection, and ascension. By faith, we accept these scriptural facts about who Jesus … Continue reading

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What Charles Blondin Has to Do with Salvation

…Even the demons believe — and tremble! (James 2:19, N.K.J.V.) Charles Blondin, whose real name was Jean Francois Gravelet, was a French acrobat who became world renowned as a tightrope walker during the latter half of the 1800s. He began … Continue reading

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Small Entrances

A playground in Chicago was called “the tiny tot play lot.” Any child who wanted to enter it could only do so by way of a entrance that was very low and shaped like a keyhole. If the child could … Continue reading

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