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Worship

Worship

But an hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth. Yes, the Father wants such people to worship Him. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” ~ John 4:23-24 (HCSB)

“Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing Him more than yourself, or any other creature. View full article »

Simple Wisdom

Simple Wisdom for Common Folk

“There is desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it.” Proverbs 21:20

As we probe deeper into this text on giving, I thought I’d remind us of some financial nuggets of truth that we should seek to incorporate into our families lives. So here’s some simple wisdom for common folk. View full article »

Enduring Grace

Enduring Grace

Salvation is not granted to men as the result of anything they are, or do, or resolve to be, but it is the undeserved gift of heaven.
C.H. Spurgeon

One day in the 17th century a tired and weary sinner stumbled upon a book. Having wrestled much with sin and finding no respite for his guilt, a young John Bunyan found water for his soul. He wrote: View full article »

Dealing with Doubts

Dealing with our Doubts

Philip found Nathaniel and said to him: “We have found Him of whom Moses and the Prophets, wrote- Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” And Nathaniel said unto him: “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him: “Come and see!”
Jesus saw Nathaniel coming unto Him and said, “Behold an Israelite in whom is no deceit.” Nathaniel said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him: “Before Philip called you, while you were under the fig tree I saw you.” Nathaniel answered: View full article »

Love Others

Love Others

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to love one another in theory, but how hard it is to practice it when either tempers flare or personalities rub you the wrong way.
Sometimes no matter what you may do or say it seems some people take you wrong or seem to have an ax to grind with you.
Or on the other hand, no matter how hard you pray about it and try to die to self and walk in the Spirit, some people are just tough for you to deal with.

It is precisely in these relationships that the lord seems to do His best work at refining us. View full article »

Flee Idolatry

Flee from Idolatry

What constitutes idolatry? It’s easy for us to look at Hinduism with its multitudes of idols and know they are clearly guilty of engaging in idolatry. The same could be said for Buddhism- but how about Americans? How about Christians in general?

In 1054 one of the Great Schisms in Christianity took place. The Eastern Church View full article »

Offended

Offended

Since the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va. this summer; the efforts to purge our present culture of remnants of the past that do not conform to present sensibilities has taken on renewed vigor.

For instance, there is now a push by Native American Indians to change the name of Mt. Doane in Yellowstone National Park to First People’s Mountain because Army Lt. Gustavus Doane was a participant in the killing of 173 noncombatant native View full article »