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Inner Peace

There is in some people a desperation for inner peace that leads them to do the unimaginable. The heathen will sacrifice a child hoping for relief from their guilt. Think about a Muslim who is homosexual. What hope does he have? He feels trapped with no hope for deliverance. He...

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Finding God

Mary A. Lathbury wrote the lyrics to the hymn, “Break Thou the Bread of Life.” Her desire for God is a reminder of the Psalmist’s yearning who wrote, “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in...

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Truth, Please

The lead story in the June 2017 National Geographic magazine was titled “Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways.”  The byline read, “Honesty may be the best policy, but scheming and dishonesty are part of what makes us human.” I admit that the title surprised me. It seems...

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Instrument of Grace

When I first met her, she was already losing the winsome spirit that had influenced several people to come to the Lord and to the church. It was after the special service and she came past shaking hands. She had to say what she thought was going wrong with the...

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Cross Glory

A half century ago, A.W. Tozer warned that the church was abandoning the old rugged cross for a modern smooth cross. Instead of a cross that killed the man, Tozer warned of a cross that accommodated him. “The new cross does not slay the sinner, it redirects him. It gears...

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If It Be Possible

As a young man, Dostoevsky, the Russian writer, was imprisoned. The day came when he was taken along with others to be executed. After listening to the crimes they were accused of, they were lined up to be shot. At that moment, a man came with the message that the...

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Why Preach the Gospel?

Paul the Apostle answered the question by saying, “I am debtor.” Someone had proclaimed the good news of salvation to him, so he felt compelled to tell others. It should be the same with us. As a college student in the 1960’s I realized that although others may have had...

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I Believe Genesis

Genesis is the first book in the Bible, the word of God. The Bible says that “every word of God is pure.” It proves true, or is flawless. Every word. There are no flaws in the Bible thus there are no flaws in Genesis. It is a record of what...

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Better Things

Grace is greater than sin.  He was a serial killer, responsible for the deaths of at least twenty-eight women. He was finally apprehended, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Was he a sinner? No question. He had been involved in hard core porn and then he acted out what he...

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