No Parking

I saw a video online recently that a building owner in downtown Dallas had posted. The owner had an old building in the downtown area with an alley behind it where there were a few parking spaces that were reserved for its customers and employees. The building was located just a block or two away …

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Repentance

Too often in today’s world, people preach salvation without repentance. They argue that all we need to do is believe in Jesus, and forget that part of believing in Him leads us to repent of our sins and seek Him as our Saviour. True repentance involves a change of heart, it inevitably results in a …

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Consuming Passion

I watched an American Pickers show on Amazon the other day. This guy had hundreds of motorcycles in over 3 different building, and thousands of spare parts and other items. He wouldn’t hardly part with anything, and he said “Motorcycles have always been my consuming passion in life!” This guy had spent thousands of dollars …

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Amazing Grace!

The hymn Amazing Grace was written in 1779 by John Newton, who after years of living a wicked life found God’s grace and became a beliver in Jesus Christ. The first line of the old hymn goes like this “Amazing grace! how sweet the sound, That sav’d a wretch like me!”  John Newton knew how …

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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 Who He is? Let’s …

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Priorities

Have you ever noticed that when you go into a grocery store, most of the items displayed around the cash register and on tables in the front are candy, pastries, donuts, etc.?  Now, there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with eating these things as long as they are not our main item of consumption.  However, if …

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He’s Got It

During a long flight on a stormy night, an airplane encountered a lot of turbulance, lightning strikes, and was bouncing around in the sky.  All of the passengers were terrified.  They hung on to the seats, stared out the window at the storm around them, and some even cried.  However, there was one young lady …

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Affections

I was watching an episode of American Pickers on the internet recently. One of the pickers found an old motorcycle sitting in the corner of a large building. The motorcycle was covered in dust and halfway hidden behind a lot of other junk. When he asked the owner if he would sell it, the owner …

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Dabbled?

I saw a news article where a celebrity was quoted as saying they dabbled in born-again Christianity for a while, but it just didn’t work out for them. And it seems there are thousands who “dabble” in it as well, however the truth is – authentic Christianity is not something you can dabble in. As …

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A Great Summary

When the Apostle Paul was writing to the church at Colosse, he told them he was praying for them, that God would give them knowledge and understanding in living the Christian life.  Look at Colossians 1:10, “so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing …

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Repentance

Jesus’ message when He began His earthly ministry was Repent!  “From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'” (Matthew 4:17)  And some of His last words to His disciples before He returned to heaven were, “…repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name …

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Camouflage

I was walking up the steps to my condo the other day and noticed something move quickly across one of the steps and then stop up against one of the railings. As I looked closer it was a frog, one of those ones that can turn different colors to hide itself, like camouflage. The frog …

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Carbon Copies

They don’t have them much in today’s world with all our new technologies and stuff, but a lof of places used to have carbon copy forms and sheets. Basically you had two or three pieces of paper with a carbon sheet between each sheet of paper. So, whatever you wrote on the top sheet would …

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