Monthly Archives: August 2012

Do Americans Only Have Two Choices (Romney Or Obama) For A Better Future?

It’s the season of presidential politics in the USA.  Political conventions are in process, speeches are being made, hopes are being raised, and excitement is in the air.  On the other hand, accusations are being made and attack ads are … Continue reading

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What Is The True Christian Church?

Many people ask the question:  What is the one true church?  And numerous organizations claim to be the one true Christian church.  For example, these groups make that claim: * The ancient churches that can trace their history to the … Continue reading

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When People Say “God” Which God Do They Mean?

For most of American history, when people used the word “God” it was assumed that they meant the God of the Old and New Testaments.  However, nowadays, in our post-Christian society the name “God” doesn’t mean the same thing to … Continue reading

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Should People Who Have Left Church Come Back? Or Try Something Different?

American churches are in decline, losing members.  In an attempt to slow or stop this decline a group called, National Back to Church Sunday,  has set a day for church members to invite their friends to come back to church.  … Continue reading

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The “Forgive Yourself” Myth

“Love yourself–accept yourself–forgive yourself–and be good to yourself.”  –a quote from popular American speaker and writer, Leo Buscaglia.  However, Jesus said:  “Deny yourself.”  Here’s why the popular idea of “forgiving yourself” is a myth: *  You are not the judge.  … Continue reading

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Are Your Selfish Desires Evil?

Peter (who once was Jesus’ most impulsive disciple, but overcame it to become one of the most solid apostles) wrote that believers have “escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” Have you? Or have you bought the … Continue reading

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All The World’s A Stage Showering Us With Seductive Sounds & Scenes

William Shakespeare wrote:  “All the world’s a stage,” yet in his day the stage was very limited.  The only way to see theatrical entertainment or to hear music was to be in person at a live performance.  Nowadays, all the … Continue reading

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ABC News Glosses Over Mormon Beliefs

Tonight ABC World News With Diane Sawyer had a very shallow report on Mormonism which they called “What Do Mormons Believe?”  However, they glossed over Mormon believes by telling us almost nothing about them. ABC didn’t tell us that the … Continue reading

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Experiences Prayer Walking Around Dickerson Road In East Nashville

My wife and I have been regularly prayer walking with The Salvation Army Flag in the McFerrin Park Neighborhood of East Nashville and along Dickerson Road for 6 years.  We’ve had some amazing and exciting experiences.  Today she couldn’t come … Continue reading

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Obama can’t fix it, no, no. Romney can’t either. So who can fix it? Jesus will fix it, if we will follow and obey Him with all our heart!

Posted in alternative lifestyle, belief, belief system, Christ, Christian, devotion, disciple making, disciples, faith, faith-based, faithfulness, followers of Christ, hearing Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus is Lord, Jesus Movement, Jesus Take The Wheel, lifestyle Christianity, lifestyles, meaning, miracles, mysticism, Obama, prayer, race, race for President, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment