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Beware of the Leaven. . .
Mark 8:15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. In a team meeting at work this morning, it powerfully struck me the responsibility I carry as a leader. The realization came to me that to ...

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John 8:31-36 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; (32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (33) They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were nev...

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Why do we need God?
Specifically why do we need an alive, independently authoritative God who never changes: Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Because left to my own devices, I will always be able to construct a logic. . . find a viewpoint...

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A Perfect Mirror
A Perfect Mirror. . . I remember my Grandpa Brown, my Mother’s Dad,. . . the only Grandpa I ever knew, as being one who loved gadgets and the latest technology. Younger people today may laugh at the thought of a techno-geek grandpa in the 1960’s, but that’...

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1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. Experiencing vicariously the trials of mo...

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The intertwined interworkings of life. . . The tapestry of life’s events that God has woven, completely beyond random happenstance that convinced me. . . from a hard core evangelical atheist for the first 45 years of my life, into now believing in God so fe...

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Christianity from the Outside Looking in. . .
A little about my background. I was an atheist for the first 45 years of my life. In 2000 many different, seemingly unrelated chains of events came together in my life, and my eyes were opened. . . I saw what a fool I had been for my disbelief. I clearly ...

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Crucified on the Cross of Good Intentions. . .
Matthew 23:25-27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. (26) Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platt...

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Panning for Gold
Years ago Jackie and I were camping down at the Salamonie State River Forest campground with Connie Smith my mother-in-law and Jack Smith my father-in-law. Across the road from our campsite was a rough woodsy area, traversed by a tiny rill. This small bit o...

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Three Dimensional Christianity
What is a Christian? The ‘ian’ suffix attached to a word means that it is related to, or like, or belonging to. So a Christian would denote being related to, or like, or belonging to Christ. In my meditations considering this, there seem to me to be three ...
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