Category Archives: Church

“Christian Verses” Podcast: 1 Corinthians 9:22

The apostle Paul said, “I have become all things to all people, so that I may by all means save some” (H.C.S.B.). Perhaps Paul had Jesus in mind when he wrote those words because Jesus certainly modeled that incredible adaptability in his … Continue reading

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Are All the Spiritual Gifts Still Given?

Series: “Spiritual Gifts” (post #3) Does God still impart all 20 of the spiritual gifts that are named in the Bible Unfortunately, the answer you get depends upon whom you ask. As for me, my answer is no. And in … Continue reading

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When False Teeth Become a Problem

but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15-16, N.K.J.V.) In his booklet How to Kill a Church Without Really … Continue reading

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Church Attendance Decline

A school teacher told her students to bring an item that represented their religious faith. The little Jewish boy brought a menorah. The little Catholic boy brought a crucifix. The little Baptist boy brought a casserole. Speaking as a Baptist … Continue reading

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Ichabod

Ichabod is an odd name. When you mention it, the average person’s mind goes to Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster character in Washington Irving’s famous short story The Legend of Sleep Hollow. Students of the Bible, however, know that the name actually … Continue reading

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A Simple Reminder

A little girl was prepped and ready for a dangerous operation that could potentially end in her death. In his efforts to comfort her, the surgeon said, “Before we can make you well, we must first put you to sleep.” … Continue reading

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The Jonah Path

Here’s some Bible trivia for you. Question: What is the Bible’s only book that ends with a question? Answer: Jonah. Jonah 4:11 closes the book with God asking the prophet Jonah: “And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, … Continue reading

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