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Enticements or Ethics / Cravings or Conscience / Passions or Principles

We live in a society that is big on enticements to follow and obey our desires, but little on ethical living — big on obeying cravings but little on following our conscience — big on surrendering to self-destructive passions, but … Continue reading

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A Joy-Filled Lifestyle

Jesus said that when we come to Him, There will be within us a well of water Springing up with eternal life And all of its glorious qualities, Far better than any self-sought pleasures. This ongoing inner release of the … Continue reading

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Imitator or Radiator? (Awash In The World or Aflame For God?)

Are you a radiator spreading the presence and power of Christ to the people around you or an imitator following the influence of popular culture? Are you transforming your friends, neighbors, coworkers and community by godly influence or are you … Continue reading

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Respecting The Human Right To Disagree And/Or Disapprove

A human mind will sometimes disagree with the thoughts of other people.  A human conscience will at times disapprove of the behavior of others.  This is a basic fact and a fundamental human right that is accepted and understood by … Continue reading

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A Preference And A Conviction Make Me Part Of Two Minority Groups

I’m part of two small minority groups, however, I seldom tell anyone.  I guess I am in the closet. I’ve been a vegetarian for about 4 years.  Its my preference.  I stopped eating meat to support my daughter who is … Continue reading

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A Type Of Christianity That’s More Exciting Than Sports, Rock Concerts, & Parties Put Together!

For me, the most amazing book in the Bible is the book of Acts.  It is full of action and advancement of the Good News about Jesus Christ.  Acts shows the early followers of Jesus, unlike the Christians of today, … Continue reading

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Grace — God’s Righteous Attributes Continually Expressed

To “say grace” means to pray over a meal. “Grace” is sometimes a woman’s name. “Amazing Grace” may be the most popular hymn of all time.  A popular acrostic says:  “Grace — God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.” But what does … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #8 — Self-Indulgence Satisfies

Modern Myth #8 Have you ever noticed that compulsive desires are never satisfied by indulging them – that cravings are not eliminated by giving in to them? For example, if you eat a bite of something sweet that you crave, … Continue reading

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Occupy Till I Come — What The Church Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street

In Luke 19:13 of the King James Bible, Jesus says:  “Occupy till I come.”  Somehow, I don’t think “occupy” means to sit in a pew once a week and passively listen to a sermon.  “Occupy” is much more aggressive than … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #7 — All Lifestyles Are Equal

The popular belief that all lifestyles are equal is an obvious myth. Take the lifestyle of alcohol and drug abuse for example. It produces intense emotional pain, broken homes, slavery to compulsion, criminal activity, moral collapse, and jail or prison … Continue reading

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