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Archives From - April,2013

“The Good Shepherd”

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Post Date: April, 2013
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A name is more than a title, for nearly every name has a meaning. A name is more than  a title when actions are joined with that name. A name can also describe a person, telling us something about him.

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the Read More

“This is most certainly true!”

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Post Date: April, 2013
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CATECHISM SERIES: Studies in The Apostles’ Creed

Part Two of a Series

2) God is Maker of Heaven and Earth

Several years ago I watched an interesting program entitled If Walls Could Talk. The premise of the program was that buildings reveal much about their Read More

Catchy One-liners Can be Dangerous

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Post Date: April, 2013
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“We only believe as much of the Bible as we practice.” This statement on a local church sign speaks a spiritually dangerous half-truth.

The implication that everything the Bible teaches is to be preached and taught is, of course, correct. In His Great Commission the Savior says, "...teaching them to observe all Read More

Easter Customs or Jesus?

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Post Date: April, 2013
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One gets concerned with all the baskets, eggs, and candy displayed before the eyes of our children this time of year. Long ago I tired of this blatant attempt to dishonor and discredit the most important day in the Christian church year, so my children and I used an old shoebox to make a replica of an Easter tomb. After the children had done some Read More

GOOD FRIDAY 2013

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Post Date: April, 2013
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Following the question “Whom do men say that I am?” Jesus turned to His disciples and asked, “But whom do You say that I am?” Peter responded with his sterling confession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:13–16). The word of Jesus and His ministry had left a mark on Peter’s Read More

The Beauty and Joy of Christian Fellowship

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Post Date: April, 2013
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(Seventh of eight installments)

Already now in this sinful world believers in Christ are enabled to experience the beauty and joy of Christian fellowship. We certainly can appreciate those moments in our lives when God gives us such experiences as little glimpses and foretastes of future bliss. Consider a few Read More

The Final Word

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Post Date: April, 2013
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Each weekday at noon a local TV station poses a “sound-off” question. It might be “Should city crews use more salt on the streets?” or “Would you like to see flu shots mandated for all residents?” or “Could stricter gun laws curb violence?” Viewers are encouraged to “sound-off” by texting or emailing their comments, which are Read More

The Tragic Results of a Denial of Christ’s Resurrection

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Post Date: April, 2013
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Can a person be a Christian but not believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead? The apostle Paul says that denying Christ’s resurrection brings tragic results. We list three of them below. Read More

This Blessed Brokenness

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Post Date: April, 2013
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“Make me hear joy and gladness, That the bones You have broken may rejoice.” Psalm 51:8

This heart of mine keeps giving in to hosts of sin that live within.

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WHAT ABOUT FASTING?

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Post Date: April, 2013
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When was the last time you fasted? Have you ever fasted?

In Old Testament times fasting—abstaining from food for a specified time—was a common religious practice. Even though there was no direct command from God to do so, voluntary fasting for religious purposes was regularly undertaken. A main reason why Read More