It Matters!

In Mark 12, we read how one of the scribes, who were the teachers of the law, came to Jesus and asked Him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” And we read, “Jesus answered, ‘The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love …

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Precious?

The death of a loved one in this life is to us a sad experience as we will miss seeing their face, hearing their voice, and experiencing life with them. As many of you already know, my sister passed away Saturday afternoon after a long and hard fought battle with cancer. I had prayed long …

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Reality

I’ve been watching online some of the videos of the destruction that Hurricane Harvey has been causing in Texas. One video showed a business that was completely destroyed, and the owner was saying “My whole life was wrapped up in that business, now it’s all gone!” That’s the reality of this world. Nothing in this …

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Fear God!

The Bible mentions fearing God at least 300 times in different ways, such as “Fear the Lord” and “Fear God” . So, does that mean that we are to be afraid of Him, like we would be afraid of a ferocious tiger running toward us? Or does that mean that we just respect Him for …

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Why?

One of the great failures in modern Christianity is that we too often use the argument “Well, there’s nothing in the Bible that says I can’t or shouldn’t do….” And thereby we justify all sort of practices and actions that in reality lead us no nearer to God, but rather farther away from Him. Paul …

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Not Interested

In Matthew 23:37, we read Jesus’ lament over Jerusalem as He says, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” Here, Jesus had …

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Poor In Spirit

The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Timothy 1:15, “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” Another translation has it this way, “…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst.” That’s …

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It May Be A Difficult Road…But Don’t Let That Stop You!

Wilma Rudolph was the 20th of 22 children in her family. She was born prematurely and doctors didn’t expect her to survive. She made it, but at age four, she contracted double pneumonia and scarlet fever, which left her left leg paralyzed. At age nine, she simply took off her metal leg brace she had …

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If You Love Me

I watched a documentary on the internet about Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and their courtship and failed marriage. When they announced their engagement, they were interviewed by a television news reporter. The reporter asked them “Are you both in love with each other?” Immediately, Diana replied with smile, “Of course!”. However, Charles kind of …

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Just Acting

One of the saddest portions of Scripture is found in Matthew 27:3-5, “Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to …

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Treasure

In Luke 12, Jesus told a parable about a rich man, who was only consumed with his riches and possessions. In verses 15-21, we read these words, “And he said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’ And …

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