Faith and Religion
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It was Christmas 1988 if I remember correctly. I challenged the kids at our church to learn a little more clearly what it was like to “give your best” like God did when He gave His only … more
The most important part of this story is IT REALLY HAPPENED, IT IS HISTORICALLY TRUE, IT IS NOT A FAIRY TALE. What a mom! She was a normal Jewish teenager, living her life like her friends were, … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Christmas Day is just a few days away. This will be a time when we need to pause to remember the wonderful gift that God gave us through His Son, … more
God intended Israel’s return to faith be accomplished by the Servant of the Lord. Isaiah 49:1-6 comprise the second Servant Song. The Servant is named, but the name is not revealed (49:1). He … more
Judah is descended from Jacob and included in the name “Israel” that Jacob received (Gen. 32:28). Nevertheless, Judah is Israel in name only (48:1-2). (Her lack of matching character was … more
Professing disciples of Jesus have always had various depths of belief in Him. Every professing disciple probably thinks that their belief in their Savior is deep, but such is not the case. There is … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, As I sit down to begin writing the wind is really blowing outside. It almost sounds like the windows are whistling. I know it’s not as strong … more
Pride will lead to Babylon’s severe downfall. Rebellion against the will of God always accompanies a slide into personal and national degradation (See Daniel 5). Babylon would become a great … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, We have now officially made the turn into the Christmas season. Vicki has made sure that the Christmas tree is up, decorations are placed around the … more
What has your life done with your family name? I know, that’s an awfully personal question, but think about it. My answer would be: “Well, that depends on which day/month/year you are … more
Clay Center, Kansas – Is Christmas about a baby?  A cute, cuddly little one that His mother held in her arms?  If so, then why is Christmas offensive to many?  Who could be … more
The late James Naismith, an accomplished educator/physician/minister/philosopher, also was an inventor. An 1891 collegian, he took seriously the assignment to “invent” an indoor game … more
If idols of all the nations had Yahweh’s attention, those of the future Babylon would draw special attention since Judah’s exiles would be surrounded by them. Bel is also called Marduk, … more
I was just admonished by my wife to make sure that I passed this story along to my kids and my grandkids. I thought I had already written it down, but not so. So here we go. It was 1970 and I was … more
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I realize that Thanksgiving Day has passed. We have officially made the turn into the days leading up to Christmas. Yet if you will allow me, I want … more
Would it surprise you to learn that THANKFULNESS is mentioned 73 times in the New Testament? 20 in the Gospels? I don’t know about you, but that stirred up in me the question: what do the … more
God’s mission for Cyrus, future king of Persia and conqueror of Babylon, is described in detail. He will liberate Judah’s exiles (45:1-2). He will see that this is the Lord’s work … more
So you open your favorite media site and see the morning fill in the blank: GOD IS _____. Then you open your email and the first one is the same fill in the blank: GOD IS _____. You then open your … more
Throughout November, my sister-in-law (sister in Christ too) has been posting a fill-in-the- blank statement on her Facebook page: I am thankful for ________. It got me to thinking, so much so … more
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