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Standing in Grace

Two men were once shoveling snow and ice off a concrete ramp at the entrance to a church building. One man almost fell on the slippery surface, prompting the other one to say, “Sinners stand on slippery ground, don’t they?” … Continue reading

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Thankful Enough to Share

Chapters six and seven of 2 Kings record an interesting event in the history of Israel. The king of Aram had mobilized his army and advanced into Israelite territory. He laid siege to the city of Samaria, trying to outlast … Continue reading

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Keep the “Giving” in Thanksgiving

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it is important that we cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Some feel that people in general are not as thankful as they should be. One grandmother lamented the fact that her grandchildren used to … Continue reading

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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 Power of an Invitation

The opening chapters of John’s gospel shows us examples of people inviting others to come to Jesus. Since this is an important part of living for Christ, let’s take a look at what happens here and see if we can … 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

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Lawn Care

In a few weeks I will wrap up the seventh summer of mowing the grass at the house that my wife and I built. My how time flies! We moved into the house on a snowy day in February. There … Continue reading

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Worship

This is a big subject for the limited space that we have, but let’s talk about worship. We were created to worship God and to bring him pleasure. There are many good definitions of worship. One that I like says … Continue reading

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How We Are Valued

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Every man is entitled to be valued by his best moments.” We would all hope that such would be the case for us. We all have had our moments that have not exactly been our best! … Continue reading

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A Spectacular Jailbreak

Acts 16 records a fantastic episode in the life of the apostle Paul. He and Silas had been falsely accused of committing some type of crime, when in fact all they had done was to minister in the name of … Continue reading

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