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10 Reasons Christians Must Become Salt

10 Reasons Christians Must Become Salt By Benham Brothers As the culture around us continues to rot morally and spiritually, we cannot help but recognize that blame first lies with the church. Why? Because Jesus said, "You (believers) are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its…

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Forgiving One’s Self

Forgiving One’s Self By Grant Phillips One of the hardest things for Christians to do is to forgive ourselves. I know. I’ve been there. You have too, if you will admit it. We all have. If, as a child of God, we ask His forgiveness for sin that has harmed…

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Salt and Light in the Darkness

Salt and Light in the Darkness By Howard Green In the course of our day to day activities, we come into contact with many people. At first glance, people seem to be ok as they go about their business. They may look happy, content, busy, nervous, or simply have an…

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A Message to the Pulpits of America – Our Silence is Deafening

A Message to the Pulpits of America – Our Silence is Deafening By Shane Idleman A paraphrase that is often attributed to Alexis De Tocqueville—a Frenchman who authored Democracy in America in the early 1800s, helps to open this letter: “I looked throughout America to find where her greatness originated.…

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Conforming To The World

Conforming To The World By Grant Phillips When Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt the golden calf resulted because of them allowing Egyptian influences to seep back into their lives. On the route from Egypt to the Promised Land many died because of this stain on their hearts. Israel…

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The World Doesn’t Revolve Around Me

The World Doesn’t Revolve Around Me By Grant Phillips Our society has degenerated much in this category from what I recall in my younger years. Don’t get me wrong. Self-centeredness has always been on open display, but I don’t think it has been as prevalent as we see today. How…

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Trying To Measure Up

Trying To Measure Up By Grant Phillips The egotist, narcissist, and others of like kind may choose to skip this article since they have no shortage of self-esteem anyway. However, millions of others may need some assurance that they are important just the way they are, absent the sin issue…

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The Ugliness Of Self-Righteousness

The Ugliness Of Self-Righteousness By Grant Phillips When I think of ‘self-righteousness’ I am immediately drawn to Jesus’ blistering of the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23 and also to the Pharisee and the publican (tax collector) in Luke 18:9-14. However, lest we forget, Satan is the originator of self-righteousness…

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Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal By Tim Wildmon At morning staff devotions recently, Cortney Westbrook Sargent, one of our Urban Family Communications personalities, talked about gardening and how you have to maintain the garden if you expect to reap the rewards. He made the point that although you have to plant the…

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The Season of Lust and Pride

The Season of Lust and Pride December 8, 2016 By Howard Green Jesus is the reason for the season. It is a well known sentiment shared among many Christians this time of year. The simple phrase heralding the centrality of Jesus stands juxtaposed to the rest of the world’s insatiable…

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