Could Implementing A Few Latin Words Change The World?

Rancor, hostility, bitterness, anger, and animosity can be found everywhere. Hatred is playing out on the world stage in Ukraine and is on display in the United States as a result of the recent Supreme Court leak. Sadly, high levels of acrimony can even be found within our churches. What can you and I do…

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Mercy Meets Misery

The hosannas quickly gave way to cries of, “crucify Him.” Jesus rode into Jerusalem as a triumphant king, but just five days later He was executed as a criminal. How quickly things changed. Things change quickly in our lives too. One minute we feel close to our Lord in prayer, and moments later, we fall…

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Not Written With Etch-A-Sketch

An Etch-A-Sketch serves as a good metaphor for today’s message. Someone can draw on it, and then simply turn it upside down and shake to make everything magically disappear. We often treat God’s laws the same way. We are prone to turn His laws upside down and shake them off in an effort to make…

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The Last Supper Painted With Words

It was in November of 2011. I knelt down to pray in a dimly lit chapel. This was the third night of an eight-day silent Christian retreat. Little did I know, that what was about to transpire over the next fifteen minutes would not only change my life, but also touch and change the lives…

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Send Me Lord!

Each of us has been given an amazingly important gift. It came in the form of a message. The message reveals God’s plan for the salvation of His people. We know that Christ was crucified for our sins, buried, and in accordance with the Scriptures, rose from the dead on the third day. This is…

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Overcoming Addiction

Overeating, gambling, drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex, video games, porn viewing, and many other things, including even work, can become addictions. For many, the battle to break free from these addictions is lifelong. Some Christians believe that prayer alone is the path to freedom. It can be! Certainly, faith and prayer are essential to recovery. But…

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Preparing for Storms

The weather forecast called for snow, ice, and high winds. The parking lot at the grocery store was full. Inside people were scurrying everywhere with carts filled with essentials. Shelves were becoming bare. Meanwhile, phones were ringing off the hook at the generator supply company. We often wait to the last minute to prepare for…

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Light Overcame Darkness

History is littered with the heinous and despicable acts of humankind. There has been no shortage of human atrocities. Our Savior came into the world as the Prince Of Peace, yet on the heels of His birth, a terrible atrocity occurred. Herod ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two…

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U-Turns Are Encouraged

Realizing that he was traveling in the wrong direction, the man abruptly made a U-turn. He nervously glanced in his rear-view mirror hoping not to see the flashing blue lights of the police. Seeing none, he continued on his way. Are U-turns legal? It depends on the jurisdiction and the road. The answer could be…

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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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