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Life As A Cup of Wine

Wine plays a prominent role in the Bible. It is mentioned over two hundred times. Jesus used analogies involving the grapevine and branches. He talked about the wine making process and the harvesting of the grapes. His first miracle was changing water into wine. And finally, at the last supper, He took the cup of…

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Will We Answer God’s Call?

No one likes getting endlessly lost in an automated computer phone system. It is quite frustrating when you can’t get through to a real person. Studies show that businesses that have phones answered by a live person outperform businesses that use an auto-attendant. We all prefer to talk to a real person. God does too!…

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God’s Amazing Artwork

God created everything in the universe, and everyone in it. Each person is unique. Not only are we unique in our personalities and talents, but we each have our own unique cross to bear. Over time, and with God’s help, we can learn to embrace our cross and He can make something beautiful out of…

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In An Instant We Are Gone

And just like that, at age 38, he was gone. It was totally unexpected. There were no goodbyes. He left behind his wife and 2 small children. Nothing will ever be the same for his family. Some die old, others far too young. Every day around the world, lives come to an end. One day…

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Who Do You Want To Go To Hell?

Who would you send to hell if you had the power to do so? Most Christians hold strong opinions on who should and who shouldn’t go to hell. Throughout Christian history, theologians have debated the topic of hell. Some contend that it will be nearly empty while others believe it will be full to the…

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Restless Yearning

Have you ever experienced a restless yearning to go home after having been away for an extended period of time? It’s as if we have a built-in homing device constantly calling us back. The same is true with our spiritual life. Our hearts are like homing pigeons, they have an innate need to fly back…

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Born To Give Witness

Last week, my wife and I, our oldest daughter and her two sons, ages 6 and 4 were sitting on a rock, taking a short break from our hike on a beautiful mountain trail. A female hiker, with a deformed arm, passed by as we rested. Our 4-year-old grandson, with no filter, blurted out, “What’s…

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Lasting Scars

The accident took place not long before her senior picture day. A beautiful young girl on the high school softball team was struck by a pitch while catching during a game. The fast-pitched ball glanced off her glove and struck her at the bridge of her nose near her eyebrow. It cut to the bone.…

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Like Prophets Of Old – We Are Called

How would you respond, if like the great prophets of old, you heard God’s voice calling you to be a prophet in the world right now? Today, many people are put off and annoyed by anyone sharing the message of Jesus Christ. In many ways, Christianity is being marginalized.  Would you be afraid to answer…

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Mouth to Mouth Kissing

A woman spoke to her lover with these words, “Let him kiss me with kisses of his mouth, for your love is better than wine, better than the fragrance of your perfumes.” These words appear to come from the pages of a steamy romance novel. Does it surprise you to know these words are from…

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