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[11 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 371 views]

Some people, even a few Pentecostals, believe in a village god. A god that is created and sustained to meet their needs. It does not reach out and does not transcend their current crisis most of the time. The closer we get, as a collective, to sole human reasoning as a guide in our society the closer we return to dark ages or when men grope in darkness and not knowing.
Mark Twain, in his writings about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, alluded to a gilded era that believed they were …

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[5 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 404 views]

It is not so very difficult to think of a God who will forgive the sinner who comes humbly and penitently back to him on his hands and knees; but no man outside Christianity had ever thought of a God who would deliberately go out and seek for the sinner until he found him and brought him home.

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[5 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 375 views]

Only happy people can learn. Only happy people can teach. Our religion should put a sparkle in our eyes and a tone in our voice, and a spring in our step that bears witness of our faith and confidence in the goodness of God.

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[17 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 386 views]

It was battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it sacrcely worth his while
To waste much time on the old violin,
But he held it up with a smile.
“What am I bidden, good folk?” he cried,
“Who’ll start the bidding for me?
“A dollar – a dollar – then two, only two –
“Two dollars, and who’ll make it three?
“Going for Three” – but no –
From the room far back, a gray-haired man
Came forward and picked up the bow,
Then, wiping the dust from the old violin,
And tightening the loosened strings,
He played a melody pure and …

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[4 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 1,263 views]

“Some people say, God said it, I believe it, and that settles it.”
“No…… God said it. That settles it! and I believe it.”

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[29 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 380 views]

Get equipped with the fundamental tools we need to live out our faith.
First is Last
Seeing is not Believing
Give to Receive
Weak is Strong
Slavery is Freedom
Die to Live

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 316 views]

Cyril of Alexandria, Egypt, AD 444 wrote:
“For He is the Lord of all powers, fulfilling by His will what exceedingly surpasseth nature, and effecting at once what seemeth Him good. The mystery of the Incarnation passeth all marvel and discourse, and no less the benefits redounding to us. For how is it not next to incredible, that the Word, Begotten of God, should be united with the flesh and be in the form of a servant, and endure the Cross and the insults and outrages of the Jews? Or how …

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[21 Nov 2008 | No Comment | 312 views]

As long as I have been aware of anything theological, the church has hailed the incomparable attributes of God. God fills all space, possesses all knowledge, holds all power and exists for all eternity. His grace is unlimited, His love undiminished, His holiness unsullied, His authority unquestioned, His word immutable. No one is bigger, stronger, wiser, holier, better, finer or grander than God. He is the ultimate superlative, the preeminent being.
Apparently, that’s not big enough. Certain groups are working overtime to make God (or is it themselves?) appear more magnanimous …