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The world stirs up confusion over suicide

Recent news concerning the world's contradictory views on suicide is why I'm so relieved my identity and my being are grounded in the Lord Jesus Christ. Given how unreliable and wishy-washy the mindset of people of the world can be, it's refreshing to be encouraged by loving reminders like Paul shared in 1 Corinthians 7:23,… Continue reading The world stirs up confusion over suicide

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Experienced enough to call for help

This past Friday, June 8, a helicopter rescue team in northern New Zealand was sent out after they received a distress signal from a beacon in the hilly forests of the Urewera Ranges. They ended up rescuing a man who was an experienced outdoorsman. He had been hiking and camping for several weeks on his own… Continue reading Experienced enough to call for help

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Don’t push it, or, how much do you think you can get away with?

A few nights ago in Des Moines, Iowa, Toyusi Johnson by all indications decided to get behind the wheel of his vehicle while drinking. In one sense, it didn't end well. In another sense, he was very fortunate even though he didn't deserve it. While driving at a high rate of speed, Johnson smashed into… Continue reading Don’t push it, or, how much do you think you can get away with?

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Knowing when to subtract oneself from God’s equation

When God has willed that he will perform a wonderful work through us, there are times he plans to perform that great work according to the experiences, resources, and skills he has allowed to build up in our lives. One example of this is when David had the faith to slay Goliath. Jehovah built up… Continue reading Knowing when to subtract oneself from God’s equation

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Declaring the whole counsel of God

26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Acts 20 Paul's farewell address to the leaders of the Ephesian church is an excellent example of what we as Christians individually and… Continue reading Declaring the whole counsel of God

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Moving from compromise to repentance and restoration

It's such a blessing to me when I see people who call themselves Christians actually live it out despite their flaws. I also feel disappointed and somewhat amused when I see those who claim to be Christian (mostly in liberal congregations) who criticize the Jews for not living up to what God chose them to… Continue reading Moving from compromise to repentance and restoration

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Maintaining righteousness in the midst of wickedness

When the wicked gain strength in any environment, the tendency in that environment will lean towards allowing more wickedness to occur. The lowering of moral standards and looseness in conduct will expand. This is the warning we are taught in Proverbs 29:16 which states, When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall… Continue reading Maintaining righteousness in the midst of wickedness

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Rapper Snoop Dogg soon to release “gospel” album

When I just came across this in the news online a few minutes ago, I had mixed feelings. I didn't know whether to laugh or get angry. Rapper Snoop Dogg announced in May 2017 he was going to work on a gospel album. He turned out to be serious and is set to release it… Continue reading Rapper Snoop Dogg soon to release “gospel” album

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Four all-encompassing perks of the believer

21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 2 Corinthians 1 I. Established in Christ. In our relationship with Christ, we are like the wise man who built his house on… Continue reading Four all-encompassing perks of the believer

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Keeping ourselves in the love of God

From Genesis to Revelation, there's no doubt that all who set examples for us in our relationship with God recognized that we are laborers together with God (1 Corinthians 3:9). When God does his part, he expects us to do ours in order to bring about the desired outcome. Jude 20-21 is a reminder that… Continue reading Keeping ourselves in the love of God