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Are You Suffering from Gospel Amnesia?

As believers, it is possible to live our lives from a wrong perspective brought on by gospel amnesia. If Christians do not understand or misunderstand what it means to be a child of God and operate from the premise that they are at best only forgiven sinners whose primary desires are still toward self and sin, then they will be forever baffled and beaten by problems and pr...

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America is Becoming Increasingly "Weightless"

Sometime ago, Dr. Christopher Wright wrote an article about a tragedy that happened in Britain: "'All our gods have failed'.These poignant words come at the end of an editorial in a British newspaper, The Sunday Independent, commenting on the mood of acute moral self-examination and despair that has gripped the nation in the wake of the abduction and murder of a two-year o...

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The Best of Times- The Worst of Times

Charles Dickens summarized the conditions of France at the time of the French Revolution with his opening statement in his book, The Tale of Two Cities: "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." That is much like the condition we are living in America the best of times and the worst of times. However, this was not a situation that originated in France. In fa...

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A Great Recovery is Needed

Across our nation and around the world, masses of believers are praying for revival, spiritual renewal, and reformation. The little prefix "re" in all the aforementioned words, means "back to the original place". If we go back to the original place, what will church look like? At the height of the Cold War, Billy Graham visited Russia to meet with their political and reli...

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Universal Reconciliation

A blog post by David Shibley this morning, stated, "Today, we're battling a surge of teaching espousing universalism. This is the belief that all people will eventually be saved. And this teaching is never a friend to evangelism or missions. Instead of a loving yet firm rebuttal (which, I pray, this post will be), there is an eerie silence, even among many staunchly evange...

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Jesus' Family Portrait for Christmas

The biblical account of the First Advent of Christ begins with a look at Jesus' Family Portrait. And in His family tree the real meaning of Christmas is revealed. There aren't very many bright lights on this family tree, and you'll find a whole lot of knots and kinks in the line! However, it's a tree of grace and glory because it presents Jesus as the Rightful Sovereign a...

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Birthday Thoughts

On this my 74th birthday, I've had several thoughts occupy my attention today, none more sobering than that of "TIME". Where has it gone so quickly? It's obvious that I have far more time behind me than I do in front of me. With the average life expectancy of men around 78 years, I wonder if I'll just be "average"? We are the most time-conscience people in history. We ha...

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Reformation Sunday!

This Sunday, October 31, will mark the 504th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Philip Schaff, a noted church historian, writes: "The Reformation of the sixteenth century is, next to the introduction of Christianity, the greatest event in history.The Reformation was, at its heart, a recovery of the true gospel of Jesus Christ, and this restoration had an unparalle...

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When Faith is Low and Unbelief is High!

Mark 9:19, "He answered him and said, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me." To whom is Jesus calling the "faithless generation"? Amazingly it's his disciples. Although they were not altogether destitute of faith, their faith was very low and their unbelief was high. At this point in their walk with Jesus, ...

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Happiness- Heaven's Serious Business!

In his excellent book, Happiness, Randy Alcorn writes, "Among Christ followers, happiness was once a positive, desirable word." He then notes, "Only in recent times have happiness and joy been set in contrast with each other." Alcorn adds, "I believe this is biblically and historically ungrounded and has significant downsides " After reading and rereading Alcorn's book, H...

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