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Andy Rupert
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Quote of the Day
"The flip side of encouraging bold testimony under persecution when one has no alternative is the command to flee hostility whenever possible. Jesus calls his followers to bravery but not foolishness. Believers must not seek out persecution. God's word can ...
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William Cowper - Sometimes a Light Surprises
Sometime a light surprises the Christian while he sings; it is the Lord who rises with healing in His wings; when comforts are declining, He grants the soul again a season of clear shining, to cheer it after rain. In holy contemplation, we sweetly then purs...
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Application from Matthew 6:1-18
"Christians who judge successful ministries by external statistics such as attendance figures, membership, baptisms, and offerings should seriously rethink their criteria in light of Jesus’ words here . God judges the greatness of his servants by searching ...
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How important do you think I am?
After a failed assassination attempt, the king had these noble words for his concerned friends: "A king cannot live shut up in a box. The wicked have not so much power as ill-will, and confidence in God is the best safeguard. Then I do not consider this dan...
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Christian Hip Hop?
In the 1980's The Christian Armory in Columbus, Ohio marketed CCM with an "if you like this secular band, you will like this CCM band..." poster. As someone who indulged in worldly music at the time, this caught my attention. It gave me the opportunity to h...
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Sinful Christian Music
Why is this conversation important? Many conversations about Christian music can be boiled down to personal preference. The idea is that since Christians live in many different cultures and have different preferences of music style, shouldn't these decision...
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"Ministers that have lost the spirit of devotion will never rescue the world from corruption." --Alfred Plummer, An Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to S. Matthew , 71-72.
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A Hymn for Psalm 51
While reading Psalm 51 today, I was reminded of God's incredible mercy to David. When you consider that an adulterer and murderer wrote this psalm, it makes its meaning stand out all the more. He had committed adultery with the wife of one of his most loyal...
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Depression
What do an Old Testament prophet and an NBA star have in common? Both men suffered from depression. In a recent interview, DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors opened up about his bouts with depression. He was recently chosen to be an All-Star and his team ...
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Thinking that Affects your Speech
If you were not already aware, Valentine's Day was celebrated this week. There is something special about knowing and appreciating that someone special. Perhaps you took time this week to think of what makes that person special to you. The more you understa...
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