Category Archives: new birth

God Still Makes Change That Sets The Captives Free

Where did that strange question come from as I sat bored in church one morning?  “If you were born a Hindu, what would you be today?” Here’s my testimony.  God still makes change that sets the captives free.  Hearing God’s … Continue reading

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A rock that rolled — an empty tomb — angels — a dead Man walking — Jesus risen to live forever, seeking to show Himself to you — May you have an Easter encounter with Him today; a glorious resurrection relevation. Happy Easter.

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Christ is not just comfort in a crisis, but a wake-up call crying out in your complacency!

Christ is not just comfort in a crisis, but a wake-up call crying out in your complacency! Every now and then I think about the by and by, but I prefer to focus on the here and now.  We can … Continue reading

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The Most Significant Big Bang

What was the most significant Big Bang In the history of the universe? The sound of the hammer Driving the nails Into the hands and feet Of the Son of God! Bang . . . Bang . . . Bang … 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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WWJD? So What Did Jesus Do?

WWJD? Jesus wept . . . humbled Himself . . . washed His disciples’ feet . . . fasted from food . . . boldly spoke about God . . . broke traditions . . . challenged people to repent … Continue reading

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My Day In Bethlehem (Not Pennsylvania)

I could see the ancient, small town of Bethlehem in the distance as I approached the Shepherds Grotto, a small cave where shepherds have sheltered themselves for too many centuries to count.   It was in these fields that something happened … Continue reading

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Confronting The Christmas Claims — Conscious Contact With God

The original Christmas is full of contact with God. The ordinary becomes the extraordinary as people encounter God’s Presence and power. A physical new star in the heavens becomes a messenger from Heaven, directing wise men hundreds of miles to … Continue reading

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It’s Time For A God-ward Gaze

Some people stare at problems and are defeated by despair.  Other people set their eyes on pleasure and are overcome by destructive desires.  I want to gaze at God and glimpse His glory. Moses did.  “To quote the writer of Hebrews; “By … Continue reading

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