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Just As I Am

One of the beautiful hymns we sing has the title above  It expresses the truth that we come to Jesus with a heart aching from sin and looking to Jesus and His sacrificial love to save us, realizing our inability to deal with sin by ourselves.  But isn’t it tragic that so many seem to […]

“Have you received your calling from God?”

I had not been a Christian but for a few months when the Bible class teacher looked at me and asked, “Jack, how did you receive your calling from God?” Likely some may have been shocked that he would ask such a question, but I knew the question was asked to illustrate a point – […]

It’s Not Whether You Win or Lose..

If you were to complete the above phrase, what would you say? Most would end with, “…but how you play the game.” It is a common phrase which has been used through the years to teach the value of such characteristics as fair play, concern for others and the like as opposed to the “do whatever it […]

What Have I Been Putting In My Heart?

In Matthew 4:1-11 we read that after fasting for 40 days and 40 nights that the tempter (devil) came and tempted Jesus. It is notable that He was tempted in the same ways as each of us: the lust of the flesh-“command that these stones be made bread” (vs 3), the lust of the eyes […]

One Church

There are hundreds to possible thousands of churches these days.  Like the old burger king slogan, “you can have it your way.”  You can choose which church fits your life style.  We are all heading to the same place, just taking different “roads” to get there, right?  Let’s look at what the bible says about […]

Being a Christian father

Being a parent can be one of the hardest things somebody will ever do.  You are responsible for raising a child, taking care of them, and a number of other responsibilities.  Both fathers and mothers have different roles when it comes to raising a child/children.  Let’s look at a few examples the bible gives for […]

Armor of God

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  Ephesians 6:11.  God knows we are going to be challenged with different temptations.  The devil is out there, looking to devour us, 1 Peter 5:8.  We must put on the whole armor of God to […]