Category Archives: Christ’s Death

Are Hades and Hell the Same Place? (post #1 of 2)

Paula Jarvis Garland has asked the question: “Are Hades and Hell the same place?” The short answer is, Yes, but the whole subject is one of the Bible’s most complex and far reaching. That’s why I’m splitting my answer into … Continue reading

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The Problem With Chasing “It”

There once was a man who was constantly searching for “it.” When he was a child, “it” was the cookie jar on the shelf. When he became a teenager, “it” was a nice car. When he got a little older, … Continue reading

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Watch

Back in the days before every boy and girl had a Smartphone, kids used to wear watches. Watches with the logos of NFL teams were especially popular with young boys. One Christmas, a boy who was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers … Continue reading

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God’s Gold Star

People familiar with American military custom know that a star has long been used as a symbol to represent a loved one. During World War I, it became common practice for any family who had a family member in service … Continue reading

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Something Must Have Happened Here

In the early 1800s, an adventurous trapper decided to see for himself what America’s western frontier looked like. Day and night he rode, seeing new sites daily, always trekking westward. Finally he came upon the Grand Canyon, which of course … Continue reading

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It’s a Pleasure Doing Business With You

Two women were walking down the street of a large city. It was Christmastime and the storefront windows were all decked out for the holiday in an attempt to lure in the shoppers. The dress-store window featured a Christmas tree … Continue reading

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The Church’s First Martyr

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #13) I take no pleasure in reporting that much of what a lot of Christians believe about God really doesn’t stand up to the test of scripture. “God wouldn’t let me remain sick.” … Continue reading

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