Those Weak Christians???
Apr28

Those Weak Christians???

Some people talk about Christianity, and faith in God, like it is a sign of weakness. I don’t know where they can get an idea like that. As I read through my Bible I see hundreds of references of powerful men and women whose belief in God made them the mighty warriors and champions that they were. I think of David (you know, the young boy that killed the GIANT) and his many exploits. He made a particularly cocky boast “In your...

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Fighting With Beelzzzzebub
Apr25

Fighting With Beelzzzzebub

On one of my morning walks I stopped at a park bench to sit down for a moment of prayer and to collect my thoughts for the day. Within seconds I found myself under attack from a pesky, biting fly. I swatted and dodged as the fly harassed me constantly without letting up. When I couldn’t stand it any longer I surrendered my place on the bench to get away from the annoying pest. As I was walking away, though, I remembered that the word...

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The “Walking” Dead
Apr22

The “Walking” Dead

At the conclusion of his message on “The Resurrection,” the pastor asked the congregation “Now, what can we do with this message? How can we apply it?” Several people from the congregation gave several great answers. After pondering the question for a moment I gave my own personal answer… “We can rise from the dead!” I’m not sure anyone understood what I was saying, so here’s a little explanation. I see people quite...

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Tetelestai!
Apr19

Tetelestai!

“Tetelestai.” You may have never heard this Greek word before but you most likely know the person who is well-known for saying it. Here is the origin of the word: When the kings of ancient times went to battle and one king defeated another king he would parade the defeated king before his people in chains as a humiliating public spectacle and, after making the defeated king bow before him, he would then place his foot upon the...

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SWEAT & THORNS
Apr14

SWEAT & THORNS

When Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, Luke 22:44 says “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his SWEAT was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” A few hours later, after being put on trial by the Jews and after being sentenced by Pilate, Matthew 27:29 says that Roman soldiers platted a crown of THORNS and put it on Jesus’ head. When you read these accounts right before Jesus’ death...

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