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Taking Jesus Seriously
The New Testament book of Colossians is all about Jesus. Jesus is the God who created everything and holds all things together. Jesus is the head of the church, which is his body. Jesus made it possible for people to … Continue reading
The Bible often emphasizes the importance of families teaching faith to the next generation. The apostle Paul says this to his beloved disciple Timothy—“I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your … Continue reading
If It Is from God
Revival has apparently broken out at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. It is reported that other Christian campuses across the nation are experiencing the same thing, on-going worship services that are unscripted and filled with singing, prayers and repentance. Many … Continue reading
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Are You a Contender?
Jude, the half-brother of Jesus, wrote a message to the Christians in the first century. He had hoped to be able to celebrate the salvation that they shared. However, he felt compelled to urge them to contend for the faith … Continue reading
I have always wondered why some churches will invite politicians who have obviously not been called to preach to speak in their congregations during a Sunday worship service. You would think that the members of the church would deserve better. … Continue reading
Back to the Basics
The arrival of a new year often leads people to examine their lives to see what changes they might like to see take place. Many people make resolutions about what they will do differently, whether it be eliminating a bad … Continue reading
Nothing Easy about It!
H. Cosman baptizes Grace Allen on December 25, 1898 Christmas is a time when many people who consider themselves Christians sing carols, exchange blessings with others and maybe even make a rare effort to attend a worship service. They seem … Continue reading
The Gospel in Philippians
The letter that the apostle Paul wrote to the church at Philippi was all about the gospel, the good news about the salvation that is available through the crucified and resurrected Jesus. If God would send a letter to your … Continue reading
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The Church Is a Big Deal!
Some people claim to follow Jesus, but do not see the need to be a part of the church. They want to say “Yes” to Jesus, but “No” to the church. These people have a problem. God doesn’t give us … Continue reading
First Things First
There was a knock on the door of the hut where a missionary in Africa lived. The missionary responded to the knock and found one of the boys from the village holding a large fish in his hands. The boy … Continue reading