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Those Who Have Gone Before Us

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    Those Who Have Gone Before Us By Grant Phillips Often I think about those Christians who have preceded us in death. I wonder what they are doing, how they are feeling, what they are experiencing. I wonder about their “transfer” from earth to Heaven. How did it happen? Were they escorted into Heaven by the […]

    Resistance Gives Us Abilities to Change & Grow

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      Resistance Gives Us Abilities to Change & Grow By Joe McKeever “Where there’s no friction, there’s no traction!” – Overheard from an elderly Baptist preacher in North Carolina 30 years ago. Tim Patterson, executive of Michigan Baptists, had a great insight about catfish and codfish–natural enemies–on Baptist Press the other day… “In the northeastern part […]

      What Makes You Happy?

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        What Makes You Happy? By Grant Phillips Any person who does not know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior cannot understand the relationship that binds a true Christian with God. The result is true happiness, a happiness that runs deep and doesn’t just float on the top. There is a heavenly happiness and there is […]

        How Bad Do You Want Freedom From Sin?

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          How Bad Do You Want Freedom From Sin? By Shane Idleman I remember reading an article about a man who avoided the beach in the summer after admitting his addiction to pornography to his wife. He concluded that being around people who were barely covered often triggered his compulsion. Other cases involved a man who […]

          If They Hated Him…

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            If They Hated Him… By Tim Wildmon Do you ever wonder why so many people in the world hate Christians? Have you ever wondered why some governments, China for example, do not want Christianity in their land? Nor do Muslim-dominant countries. What is it about following Jesus that causes such hostility? Christians possess no physical […]

            When Opposition Abounds

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              When Opposition Abounds By Jeff Chamblee Have you ever felt you’re out of God’s will when you face criticism while doing Kingdom work? Maybe you thought you’ve misunderstood His leading. That may not necessarily be the case. For instance, consider Rev. George Whitfield. His voice could be heard up to a mile away as he […]

              Living a “Christ Filled Life” is Awesome

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                Living a “Christ Filled Life” is Awesome By Joseph Chambers THE RAREST MANIFESTATION IN THE CHURCH WORLD IS “SPIRITUAL LIFE.” Jesus called this life which He would provide, “more abundant life.” Here are His words, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might […]

                Offering a Deeper Consolation to the Hurting

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                  Offering a Deeper Consolation to the Hurting By Peter Rosenberger As the country still reels from a series of mass shootings from Annapolis to Jacksonville, to Pittsburgh, the frequency of these events may have created an ancillary effect. Where Americans once put our hands over our mouth in horror, an increasing number merely pause to […]

                  Choose Eternity

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                    Choose Eternity By John Lysaught “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself […]

                    God’s Blessing Game

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                      God’s Blessing Game By Jack Kelley Every year at Thanksgiving I’m reminded of the holiday’s origin, the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. It was the crowning event in Israel’s cycle of fall feasts that also included Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It was a celebration of the harvest, of God’s mercy in forgiving their sins for […]