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Church — An Alternative Lifestyle To Popular Culture . . . Not A Religious Talk

A church meeting is supposed to be the prototype of an alternative lifestyle to popular culture, an actual demonstration of the values of the Kingdom of God, equipping people to live life like lights in the darkness–a spiritual support-group for … Continue reading

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Credit Card Reader’s Message

I saw these words on a credit card reader:  “When prompted swipe card.” Perhaps a better message would be:  “When prompted obey Jesus — quench not the Spirit.” Americans and other Westerners are subjected to so many prompts:  compulsions, commercials, … Continue reading

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Are You Tired Of Watching Decadence In Movies & On TV?

Are you tired of movies and TV shows showing people acting out anger and angst, disrespect and disdain?  Are you fed up with watching people lying, cheating, deceiving, stealing, fighting, and killing?  Have you had enough of being brainwashed by … Continue reading

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Explaining Sin In A Post-Christian Culture

Post-Christian can be defined as:  the culture that emerges as the Christian faith loses influence in a society that has been somewhat shaped by Christian values.  The Western world is fast becoming post-Christian and popular culture has little understanding of … Continue reading

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My Way Or The Most High’s Way?

Two highways, different directions:  Should I choose my way which is based on my wants, my feelings, my viewpoints, and/or my cravings?  Or should I choose the Most High’s way that requires me to live above the fog of self-focus, … Continue reading

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Many Voices Are Stalking You, Seducing You . . .

Life has given us free will, the ability and freedom to make choices (its pro choice).  Yet many voices are after you, stalking you, seducing you, competing for your choices. *  The loud voice of desire boldly booms the proclamation:  … Continue reading

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You Can’t Buy Christmas

So many people are motivated by a myth — trying desperately to purchase a Merry Christmas.  Unfortunately, this is a major misconception that we are taught by our popular culture.  Truth is — you can’t buy Christmas. You can buy … Continue reading

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