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The Steps of The Beatitudes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.”  We came to realize that without the risen Jesus we can do nothing, and we humbly surrendered our lives to His control. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they … Continue reading

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A Terrorist Who Was Transformed By Christ

Here’s an example of being courageously led (and controlled) by the Spirit. A Christian in Damascus (in Syria) felt like God was telling him to go find and pray with a famous terrorist who had come to town in order … Continue reading

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Counting On The Words Of Jesus (1-10 English Version)

One word — “Repent.” Two words — “Deny yourself.” Three words — “Come unto Me.” Four words — “Take up your cross.” Five words — “I will give you rest.” Six words — “Seek first the kingdom of God.” Seven … Continue reading

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World Famous “Good” Men Who Weren’t So Good

People like to look back on history and call certain world famous men (or groups of men) good.  Perhaps the two groups of men that have been considered the best of the good are the American Founding Fathers and the … Continue reading

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Christianity — Costly Calling? Or Creed, Chain-Of-Command, Culture, Corporation?

Some people nowadays are asking, What is Christianity? What is church? Good questions! If you seriously read the Book of Acts, the Biblical record of the early church’s experience and impact, it is obvious that our present day presentations of … Continue reading

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How A White Guy Experienced Jim Crow As A Black Guy

Black Like Me is the story of how John Howard Griffin, a white man, colored his skin black and traveled around the segregated, Jim Crow South in the late 1950s. The cover reads: “What was it like, really like to be … Continue reading

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Freedom In The Egyptian Desert

For its first 300 years Christianity was very unpopular. Untold millions of Christians were slaughtered under the persecution of many Roman Emperors. Then one day in the 300s, Emperor Constantine announced that he was a Christian and that there would … Continue reading

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