Monthly Archives: June 2012

Good people don’t need Jesus. Sinful people desperately need Him.

To fall short of the glory of God is to sin. (“All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” –Paul of Tarsus) Here’s another quote from Paul of Tarsus:  “The wages of sin is death . . … Continue reading

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I am what I AM says I am. (And so are you.)

I am not what others say I am. I am not what I feel like I am. I am not what I believe I am. I am not what I accomplish or fail to accomplish. I am not what I … Continue reading

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Would Chance Produce These Words? Or This? mbvpp[s fji03 n jfn9a- JFJ

If the symbols that you are now seeing on your computer screen couldn’t have happened over billions of years by a self-produced process of time and chance, but were instead, intentionally designed and built and posted by intelligent beings; how … Continue reading

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When God talks and you don’t listen, does that mean that God’s not talking to you?

When God talks And you don’t listen, Does that mean that God’s not talking to you?

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How Can You Heal A Broken Heart?

Breaking heart, what can heal you? Restore your joy, your peace? Not denial or drink or drugs, Not antidepressants or anger Or angst activity. They merely mask the misery. Only one has a proven record Of consistently healing the brokenhearted … Continue reading

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Ideas to Tone Down the NBA, the NFL, and the Olympics

What if they made a new rule to tone down the Sochi Olympics by requiring all Olympic athletes to have one arm tied behind their back during competition?  Would you be okay with that? What if, in order to reduce … Continue reading

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A Video About How Church Can Be Like A Beach Party

Beach parties are fun.  Why do people love them so much?  Perhaps there are things the church can learn from a beach party . . .

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