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What Are You Wearing?

A preacher once received a rather unusual gift from a friend in the congregation. It was a white suit. The preacher was reluctant to wear such a flashy outfit, but he didn’t want to offend his friend. He tried the … Continue reading

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New Prayers for the New Year

A new year is upon us, bringing with it a new outpouring of blessings and also a new set of challenges. Here are some suggestions for how we might pray as we head into the new year. (For this post, … Continue reading

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The Gospel Presented

Have you ever noticed how the gospel was presented to a wide variety of people when the church first came into existence? A quick glance at the book of Acts shows us that God’s plan to save the world through … Continue reading

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Worshiping and Serving the Lord

One of the most awesome events recorded in Scripture is the incredible encounter that Isaiah had with God in Isaiah 6. Here we read about how God commissioned this prophet and called him into his service. As we look at … Continue reading

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Four Deaths

Professor Donald Nash pointed out that the word “death” means separation, and he noted four different types of death mentioned in Scripture. The first type is physical death, which is the separation of the soul from the body. Ecclesiastes 12:7 … Continue reading

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Think about Your Baptism

Noted theologian Karl Barth wrote, “For the relevance of holy baptism is this: that we may our whole life long think about the fact that we are baptized…Once in my life a sign has been established that I hold on … Continue reading

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Appropriate Applause

I just saw a video of a woman being discharged from a hospital in Texas. She had just recovered from the coronavirus. As she was being wheeled to the front door, dozens of hospital employees lined the lobby, applauding and … Continue reading

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Accepting the Pardon

About the year 1830, a man named George Wilson killed a man. Wilson was tried, convicted and sentenced to be hanged. However, President Andrew Jackson sent him a pardon. But Wilson did a strange thing. He refused to accept the … Continue reading

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Raised

A little girl was quite sad and upset because her beloved cat had died. Her mother tried to cheer her up by pointing out that her cat was with God in heaven now. “Really?” the little girl asked. “I think … Continue reading

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What’s The Purpose for That?

A church decided that they needed to upgrade their sound system, so they had a professional come and evaluate their needs. As the technician studied the layout of the sanctuary, he noticed a huge opening in the wall behind the … Continue reading

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