Category Archives: Death

Death & the Atheist

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #4) In the opening sentence to the preface for the book¬†Why I Left, Why I Stayed, the father and son team of Tony and Bart Campolo jointly say: We are not unusual. Many Christian parents … Continue reading

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Blood Atonement

“Salvation” series (post #5) When Adam and Eve became sinners by eating of the forbidden fruit, God had all kinds of options as to how He could respond. He could give them a good scolding, pat them on the heads, … Continue reading

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You Are a Sinner

“Salvation” series (post #4) Now that we have Biblically determined that there is a God and that He is perfectly holy, we must next turn our attention to ourselves. That’s why I’ve entitled this 4th post in the “Salvation” series … Continue reading

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A Hard Truth

This past Sunday morning at Oak Grove Baptist I began a sermon series on the life of Samson. That life starts with his conception in the womb of his previously barren mother. But why did God choose to open her … Continue reading

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Self-Preservation & Jesus

A man interviewed for a job at a famous art gallery that housed dozens of priceless masterpieces. As part of the interview process, he was asked, “If a fire broke out in this gallery and you could only save one … Continue reading

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When God Doesn’t Make a Way

My previous post was entitled “God Can Make a Way” and was based upon the story found in Acts 12:1-19. That post focused upon how God made a way of escape for Peter as Peter sat in a Roman prison … Continue reading

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God Can Make a Way

One of the better known stories from the book of Acts involves an angel breaking Peter out of a Roman prison. The story is found in Acts 12:1-19. Herod Agrippa I had Peter arrested with the intention of formally trying … Continue reading

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