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Christmas Claim — Who Was/Is Mary’s Son?

A classic Christmas carol asks the question: What Child Is This?  And that is a not just a nice song, but a very important question to ask at Christmas time. Who was/is Mary’s Baby Boy? The New Testament gives some … Continue reading

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Guts & Glory In Spiritual Growth — Path, Rocks, Thorns, Fertile Ground

Spiritual growth is not for sissies.  It takes great guts to grow in God.  Not everybody has the courage, strength, and endurance to do it.  Jesus told a parable about a path, rocks, thorns, and fertile ground that illustrates the … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #11 — Cravings & Compulsions Are Uncontrollable

Did Moses come down from the mountain with an 11th Commandment: “Thou cannot resist thy cravings and thy compulsions so do your thang man?” I don’t think that came from Moses, but it is a widespread myth in today’s world.  … Continue reading

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An Alter Call

Perhaps we need an alter call.  Maybe it is time to change and make some alterations.  * Alter the way you think.  Most people never think much about their thought choices.  They tend to just go with whatever thoughts come … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #6 — Adult Language

Is foul language really “adult language”? Does profanity demonstrate responsiblity, wisdom, intelligence, and other mature qualities? Of course not. It is just the opposite. When do most people learn to sprinkle their conversation with words that refer to feces, crude sexual … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Spiritual Condition

Perhaps the most dangerous spiritual condition is to sincerely believe that you are saved (right with God) when you are not.  Let me give you an example. Suppose I ship you all the tickets you need to a great event … Continue reading

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The Alternative Lifestyle

A true alternative lifestyle does not just change the object of one’s lust from one gender to another; it overcomes the power, control, and addiction of lust. We hear much about alternative lifestyles nowadays.  Yet the greatest alternative lifestyle is … Continue reading

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Can A Church Be Full Of The Glory Of God?

A popular worship song says: “The splendor of the King; clothed in majesty . . .” It is great to sing about God’s splendor, but how do we bring it forth? There is a simple, but powerful answer to this … Continue reading

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Norman Vincent Peale at 93

Several years ago, Norman Vincent Peale, author of the book, The Power Of Positive Thinking, was scheduled to speak for an association convention in Nashville. He was 93 years old at the time. I knew someone who worked for that … Continue reading

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