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Which Religion?

In a recent column, Dear Abby gave this advice to someone who asked for direction in choosing between religions—“…consider which religion meets your needs…” Unfortunately, that’s the way many people think when they are seeking religion. They are looking for … Continue reading

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When Life Is Hard

During a 1957 Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, batter Richie Ashburn hit a foul ball into the stands, breaking the nose of a female fan. When play resumed, Ashburn hit the woman again with another foul ball as she was being … Continue reading

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Joseph: Man with a Plan

While in prison, Joseph gained a reputation for being able to interpret dreams (Genesis 40). When Pharaoh had some disturbing dreams, he was told about a prisoner who might be able to give him an interpretation, so he called for … Continue reading

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Joseph: Man of Forgiveness

Joseph’s brothers had cruelly sold him into slavery. Years later, Joseph found himself second-in-command in Egypt. Furthermore, he was in charge of the food that Egypt had stockpiled to get them through the famine that had been predicted. When his … Continue reading

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Joseph: Man of Integrity

Joseph’s jealous and hate-filled brothers sold him into slavery. Genesis 39 tells us that he ended up in Egypt as a slave to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials. Joseph did such a good job for his master that Potiphar promoted … Continue reading

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Resurgence

My mother-in-law received a flower at church this past Mothers’ Day in recognition of her being the oldest mother in attendance. I planted the bright red flower in front of our house. With a little fertilizer and regular watering, it … Continue reading

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Too Much Communion?

The early church celebrated the Lord’s Supper on a weekly basis. Luke the historian writes, “On the first day of the week we came together to break bread… (Acts 20:7). Some believers today try to make a case for taking … Continue reading

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Pretentious

A young businessman was sitting in the VIP lounge at an airport waiting for a prospective client. Suddenly, the young man noticed Bill Gates sitting across the room. He introduced himself to Gates, explaining that he was trying to seal … Continue reading

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Were You There?

The famous Dutch artist, Rembrandt, created an interesting painting of the crucifixion. One’s attention is first drawn to the cross and the One who hangs there. But when you look at the crowd that is in attendance you find that … Continue reading

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Preparation

As I participated in communion this past Sunday I thought about how someone had to take the time to prepare the trays of bread and juice beforehand so that we could engage in this important part of the worship service. … Continue reading

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