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Karl D Rhoads (RevRhoads)
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A Christ-Centered Christmas
A Christ-centered Christmas doesn’t just happen. The wonder of Christmas and the greatest gift that was given to us is often symbolized in the story of a farmer who heard his kitchen window rattling one cold winter morning. He went to the window and saw tin...
A Christ-Centered Christmas
A Christ-Centered Christmas
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A Sorrowful Misconception
Some people still misunderstand the purpose of Christ’s earthly ministry. In the Autumn of 2012, Vision.org published an article by Martin Coates entitled, “Peace on Earth and Goodwill to All Men” . While the article is well written, I believe Mr. Coates mi...
A Sorrowful Misconception
A Sorrowful Misconception
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The Colors of Christmas
The Colors of Christmas are as celebrated and as awe-inspiring as are the colors of a rainbow. Most people consider red and green as being the two basic, predominate colors of Christmas. But I submit to you that there are three  colors that dominate the Chr...
The Colors of Christmas
The Colors of Christmas
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Our Savior
A poem by Frances Gregory Pasch In fulfillment of the Scriptures Jesus came to earth, Not as a man, but as a child, His was a humble birth. There were no crowds to greet him, No party nor fanfare, Just a simple setting, He entered unaware. But the reason fo...
Our Savior
Our Savior
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Do Not Be Afraid
Two people, two angels, one message, two different reactions. Bible Reading: Luke 1:5-38 The first chapter of Luke records two visits by two angels. The first angel came to a priest named Zechariah to tell him he was going to have a son and that his name wa...
Do Not Be Afraid
Do Not Be Afraid
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The True Story of St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas should be an inspiration to us all. He was a godly man whose reputation for giving to people caused him to be a revered example of what compassion and giving are all about. He was not a jolly, fat man who climbed down chimneys and he didn't hav...

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Overcoming Temptation
Some things require more effort than others. If you’re at all like me, there’s probably an area in your life that you have an extremely difficult time giving up and over to God. You know, that “sin that so easily entangles”  ( Hebrews 12:1 b)? For me, it’s ...
Overcoming Temptation
Overcoming Temptation
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Sharing Our Faith
Sharing our faith is a basic, biblical, principle. A couple of phrases that used to be quite popular in the past were;  "Give 'em Hell" and "Keep the Faith." "Give 'em hell, Harry" was a comment someone yelled out to Harry Truman when he was stumping for th...
Sharing Our Faith
Sharing Our Faith
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Warnings and Choices
Today I want to talk about how we go about making choices in our life – most especially life-altering choices. If you saw someone about to do something that most likely would not end well, what would you do? Why? Have you ever warned someone, and they faile...
Warnings and Choices
Warnings and Choices
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Ways to ENLARGE Your Spiritual Life
Everyone of us should be looking to enlarge – not just maintain – our spiritual life. There is little-to-no growth if we  “rest on our spiritual laurels” . If our financial investments fail to grow, we look for new ways to ‘grow’ our money.  Shouldn't we fe...
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