Category Archives: Sermon on the Mount

Everyone needs forgiveness–even you

Your heart was made for God. It’s lost without Him. Receiving God’s forgiveness can reconnect your heart with God. A dark heart can have a fresh start with Jesus. To many people say “I’m trying to find myself,” instead of “I’m … Continue reading

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A surprising (perhaps miraculous) confirmation of nonviolence

Yesterday was Memorial Day and though out the day I thought about nonviolence and wondered why we humans glorify and celebrate the use of violence and war, generation after generation. Today I felt pompted to pick up the book, When The … Continue reading

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Church should let ordinary people light up the house!

For centuries churches have trained ordinary people to hide the light that shines in their heart (“Christ in you, the hope of glory”). They have been taught to sit back, be quiet, and let a professional tell them how they … Continue reading

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The Question That Won’t Be Asked During The Foreign Policy Debate

Here is one question that won’t be asked by Bob Schieffer of CBS News, the host of tonight’s foreign policy debate (the third US presidential debate of 2012) between President Barak Obama and Governor Mitt Romney: “How can the United States apply … Continue reading

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