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Is the pen mightier than the sword? Throughout world history the written word has proved to be powerful. In Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, Yul Brynner as Pharaoh had an oft-repeated line—“So let it be written; so let it be done.” When Pharaoh’s words were written down, they became law. The spoken words of men have great Read More
As we read in the Gospel of Luke chapter 1, when the eighth day came for Zacharias and Elizabeth’s new baby boy to be circumcised, it was assumed that he would be given his father’s name,  according to the custom of the times.Such was not the case here—not even close! When Zacharias had been struck speechless for his unbelief regarding his Read More
Jesus knew what was ahead for His followers. When He gave them the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations, to baptize and to teach them all things (Matthew 28:18-20), He did not leave them powerless. He gave them the gifts necessary to carry out that task, and He promised them that He would be with them! Christ’s ascension could Read More

Questions to Ponder

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“How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?” (1 Corinthians 15:35) The above text presents us with two special questions to ponder this Easter season. Let's examine the second first: “And with what body do they come?” If you are like me, every year brings with it evidence of bodily deterioration: reading Read More

Sorrow and Glory at Olivet

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One can hardly envision entering the season of Lent without contemplating again the events that occurred on the Mount of Olives, for that is where the Lord began the suffering of His final hours. That is where His passive obedience took root–in the Garden of Gethsemane. The first biblical reference to Olivet1 is in connection with our Read More

The Christian’s Vital Breath

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The hymnwriter  John Montgomery wrote, “Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath.” How important it is to remember that prayer is a vital sign of the spiritual life of a Christian — much like a spiritual pulse. If prayer-life is lacking, then most likely faith needs a spiritual jump-start from the Word. Or maybe we have been doing a lot Read More
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 When a young child's mother leaves the room, and he cannot see, hear, or smell her – she's gone! Then the crying begins. We console the child,“Mama will be back!” But the child wants proof! “Where's my mother? I want to see her Read More

Do You Believe In Miracles?

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An almost palatable taste of hope was in the air. Much had been promised and much was expected–at least by the faithful. The elements of success had been carefully brought together. People waited with bated breath. Finally, the winning shot went home and the team held on for ultimate victory. The USA hockey team had beaten the Russians and went Read More
“But that’s not fair!!!”  You can almost hear the whining voice of a four-year-old complaining about not receiving the treatment he thinks he deserves. To the child's young mind, it doesn’t seem fair that older brothers and sisters get to stay up later than he does to watch TV because that's unwarranted favoritism. But how many young Read More
re-form vt. 1. to make better by removing faults and defects; correct  2. to make better by putting a stop to abuses or malpractices or by introducing better procedures, etc. re-for-ma-tion n. 2. the 16th century religious movement that aimed at reforming the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in establishing the Protestant Read More