Category Archives: Holiness

What Bubba Smith Learned Too Late

Bubba Smith was an All American football player at Michigan State. He is one of only three players from that program to have his jersey number retired. Following his collegiate career, he was the #1 overall pick of the 1967 … Continue reading

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The First Church Scandal

(Series: “The Early Church of Jerusalem” post #9) I don’t care how smoothly a church is humming along, it isn’t immune from scandal. The problem is that people can’t help but be people. They are sin-marred individuals who are card-carrying … Continue reading

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What Sin Costs the Christian

New Testament Christianity teaches that salvation comes by way of faith (belief) in Jesus Christ. John 3:16 can’t be much clearer: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should … Continue reading

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Is Every Christian a Saint?

Christianity offers a whole list of strange words that all end with the letters “t-i-o-n.” We have: justification, regeneration, glorification, propitiation, imputation, predestination, and transfiguration. One little boy, whose parents made him go to church every Sunday, got into trouble … Continue reading

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The Man Who Had to Lose His Eyes to See

It’s a shame that many people can’t become spiritually broken without some type of tragedy happening to them. Samson is a classic case in point. He was Israel’s strongman. He was the champion of the tribe of Dan and the … Continue reading

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A Different Way to Preach the Gospel

An army private became a Christian and began to come under some persecution from his fellow soldiers. One rainy night he came in very tired and wet, but before he went to bed he got down on his knees and … Continue reading

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The Chain Is Off

A mailman was given a new route. His first day he approached the mailbox of a home that had a big, bad German shepherd croached on the porch. As the mailman put his hand toward the mailbox, the dog went … Continue reading

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