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Navigating Thanksgiving with Grace

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Navigating Thanksgiving with Grace By Jordan Chamblee Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, and most of us will be gathered with friends and family to eat good food, watch football, and hopefully enjoy fellowship with one another. However, the Thanksgiving table isn’t always a peaceful, pleasant place. If your family is normal, there […]

God’s Blessing Game

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God’s Blessing Game Commentary 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 […]

From This Day On I Will Bless You

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From This Day On I Will Bless You A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Seek His Kingdom On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Haggai: “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘Ask the priests what the law says: […]

An Ordinary Life

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An Ordinary Life By Jonathan C. Brentner Thomas Chisholm was born in a log cabin in Franklin, Kentucky in 1866. He became a believer at the age of 27 and a Methodist preacher at the age of 36 despite a lack of formal training for the ministry. Unfortunately, after only a year poor health made […]

Prison to Paradise

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Prison to Paradise By Jonathan C Brentner During our visit to Savannah, Georgia last year, my wife and I came across a painting, La Parabola, at the Telfair Academy for art. The painting, shown above, depicts the entire life of a woman in two separate panels. I felt a sense of sadness as I initially […]

It’s All About Me

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It’s all About Me By Jonathan Brentner The apostle Paul begins his list describing the characteristics of people who make up the “perilous times” of 2 Timothy 3 with the phrase “lovers of self.” Does this not sum up the Facebook generation? For many, posting is all about drawing attention to themselves, their lives, and […]

The Seven Miracles In John

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The Seven Miracles In John By Jack Kelley In the past I’ve explained the need for 4 Gospels and the tremendous increase in understanding we can gain by comparing events from the different perspectives of each (read The Four Faces of Jesus). In this study we’ll focus on the unique character of John’s Gospel. Due […]

Laughter is Good for the Body, Mind, and Soul!

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Laughter is Good for the Body, Mind, and Soul! By Dr. Don Boys Humor is one of the greatest gifts from a sovereign God although most people see no connection between God and laughter. Ancient Hebrews knew the advantage of laughter. Proverbs 17:22 clearly teaches “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a […]

When All We Know to Pray is the Alphabet

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When All We Know to Pray is the Alphabet By Joy Lucius I once read a story of an elderly gentleman who passed his young granddaughter’s room one night and was taken aback by the way she was down on her knees, repeating the alphabet in a worshipful tone. “What are you doing?” he stopped […]

How to be an Agent of Hope and Healing in America

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How to be an Agent of Hope and Healing in America By Benham Brothers Although many people in today’s culture say it’s wrong to make judgments, the truth is that making a righteous judgment is vital to the health of a nation. A few weeks ago I (David) was able to make this point to […]

The Christian’s Response to Cultural Decay: Part 1

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The Christian’s Response to Cultural Decay: Part 1 By Ed Vitagliano Sometimes it seems as if America has become like Judah during the time of Isaiah, when nothing in that culture was sound or healthy: Where will you be stricken again, as you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick and the whole […]

That Rag Is Not Ruined!

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That Rag Is Not Ruined! By Whitney White For years, I have needed new dish towels, but I never seem to remember that while I’m in a store. When I do actually think about it, I pass them by because I hate to spend that extra money. However, I finally broke down and spent the […]