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Worldly success not a guarantee for happiness

By all accounts he was a successful, popular, and notable plastic surgeon and the head of the plastic surgery department at his hospital in Bengaluru, India, but for some reason Dr. Ashok Raj Koul was distraught and unhappy. He drove home from work Monday, March 20, went to the 10th floor of his apartment building (his… Continue reading Worldly success not a guarantee for happiness

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Oregon toddler raised from the dead after drowning in pond

Matthew and Elsa Cunningham of Baker City, Oregon, are praising God this week for the restoration of their 22-month-old son, Matty. At the end of last week while the couple was working in their yard, Matty wandered off. Anyone who has had a toddler or has been around them knows how quickly that can happen. After… Continue reading Oregon toddler raised from the dead after drowning in pond

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Some basic principles of a Christian harvest

The Lord Jesus never passed on an opportunity to take advantage of a teachable moment. In John 4, as the Samaritan woman at the well was returning with the men of her town to meet Jesus, the Lord took a quick moment to teach his disciples a few principles on how God’s kingdom works when a harvest… Continue reading Some basic principles of a Christian harvest

Christianity · idolatry · judgment · life · Old Testament · religion

Bad boy gone good: how & why God forgave a murderous occultist

Manasseh, the king of Judah and son of the righteous king Hezekiah, must have had some type of “daddy issues.” In spite of him witnessing how his father’s righteousness had made Judah become the most prosperous it had ever been, including technological advances (2 Kings 20:20), Manasseh rebelled against everything his father did and reversed… Continue reading Bad boy gone good: how & why God forgave a murderous occultist

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German survey: majority don’t want to know the future

According to a recent study by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany of over 2,000 people in Germany and Spain, most people surveyed would prefer not to have their future revealed to them. Forty to 70% said they would feel better not knowing about positive developments that the future held for them. Over… Continue reading German survey: majority don’t want to know the future

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Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

I’m thankful to the Lord every day for his word and for the saints whose actions are recorded in it, setting the example for me in how I should conduct myself. Although I’m not even close to being in the same class as the apostle Paul, it’s something I strive toward. I admire how he… Continue reading Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

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Islamist becomes Christian when told about Christ’s power to heal sick son

According to the underground Christian ministry Bibles for Mideast, they were recently told about the testimony of an Islamist in South Asia who, along with his family, converted to confess the Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation. The man had for years made his living by transporting people around on his rickshaw. In 2006 and… Continue reading Islamist becomes Christian when told about Christ’s power to heal sick son