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The Value of Truth

A very serious and worrisome trend has emerged in our society. It is a trend that has influenced many people, including Christians and a number of church leaders as well. It is a trend that moves people to compromise with one of the most important values of the Christian faith,…

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What the World Needs Now

In the mid 1960s a very plaintive song was written, pleading with God for more love for everyone in the world. The title of the song was, What the World Needs Now is Love. It decried the many problems of the day as more than enough to last for all…

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Infectious Transmissions from a Broken World

by Eric E. Peterson Some infectious diseases are especially virulent, resistant to the best treatments we have available.  Being a new strain, we are still learning about the behavior, mutations, and transmission of the novel Coronavirus.  Fortunately, we have highly-skilled epidemiologists working hard to develop a vaccine which will inoculate…

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A Message of Hope

Bewildered?  Feeling lost, isolated and alone?  If you feel this way, keep reading, for there is hope! If your life is full of uncertainty and the path ahead of you is shrouded in fog and mist, you are not alone. Perhaps, like many, you cannot see any recognizable landmarks. The…

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Merry Christmas, World!!

It’s Christmas!  For Christians it is a joyous time of year!  A time of celebration in remembrance of the birth of the Savior of the world, Jesus the Christ.  A little over 2000 years ago, God stepped into time and into the universe He had created, as a human baby. …

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What Is the True Spirit of Christmas?

“It’s Christmas!” I remember this joyful cry from when I was a child. It brings back memories of family life, of excitement and anticipation for the gifts we would receive, and of sumptuous and festive meals. But as the memories flow through time, it brings back sadness as well. It…

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I Have a Confession to Make…

I have a confession to make. I look around, and see so much hype about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, and who knows what else.

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A Lesson on Faith

Can someone’s approach to faith actually be self-centered? What causes us to question our own faith when the circumstances of life are particularly difficult? Have you ever found yourself echoing the words of the apostles, when they asked Jesus, “increase our faith”? I know I have. In Luke 17:5 we…

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Trusting God

What does the Bible say about trusting God? Is there ever a time in which “trusting” could be too risky? What about false trust? A Matter of Faith Let’s begin by reading Hebrews 11:1-40. It is a passage about faith (our inner or spiritual trust in God and God’s Word)….

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Walking Through the Valleys

As I walked through the valleys of abuse, unfairness, pain, depression, loss and grief in my own life, nothing has been more important to me than remembering the Lord’s promises and listening to the words of comfort that He shares with us in His word. Some of them have come…

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What Is Sin?

People sometimes ask us to explain what the Bible means when it speaks of sin. When they ask about the nature of sin and God’s purpose with us, they are asking about a truly cosmic subject. In this short article we’ll discuss the biblical teaching of sin as well as…

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Life in Christ: Living Like a Christian

Christians are saved by God’s gift, not by works. Good behavior cannot earn us salvation. But Christianity does have behavioral expectations. It involves changes in the way we live. God created us for relationships, and so he has certain desires for the way we interact with other people. We are…

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The Reason for the Season

The Advent Season leads up to and culminates in the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each week we review a step towards that awesome and remarkable event. It is a good time to pause and ponder the act that changed everything. What appeared to…

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Stress Management

Stress — in many ways an unavoidable effect of living — could be the very thing that is slowly killing you. We hear about it all the time, and we experience its detrimental effects. In some cases we may even be unknowingly looking for it. Yet, few really understand it,…

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The Purpose of Work

When we think about work, all too many seem to believe that it is a necessary evil. They would rather be somewhere else, enjoying some other activity they find much more pleasurable. Others, instead, actually find their identity in what they do. To them, work is a necessity, a distraction,…

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