The Real Christmas Story

“For He hath made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (II Corinthians 5:21). Because I am a sinner and incapable…

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The Key to Heaven’s Door

A good point is made in Hebrews 10.  “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins” (Hebrews 10:4).  Think about it … for thousands of years,…

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The Battle Within

Think about the enemies you have in your life for a minute today.  For me, the top of my list is my own selfishness and pride.  I also battle with laziness and apathy at times. …

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Answering Words of Truth

It is this time of year that people flock to the shopping malls for last minute shopping, and just to be a part of the “event” of Christmas shopping.  When I was in my High…

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Peculiar People

“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth” (Deuteronomy 14:2).…

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Glued to God

Thirty-three years ago the pastor who married my wife and I told us that we were to “leave” our parents and to “cleave” to each other.  He explained that the word, “cleave” meant that we…

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Heavenly Hiding Place

When we were kids, one of our favorite games was “Hide and Seek.”  One person counted to 100, while the rest of us hid from them.  The idea was to find the best hiding place…

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God’s Requirements

“And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him and to serve the LORD thy…

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Where’s the Beef?

On our one-year anniversary of our wedding, we decided that we would go to the nicest restaurant in our town to celebrate.  We had never been there before, so we invited another couple to join…

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No, Not One

If we are not careful, the longer we are a believer, the greater the tendency is for us to become self-righteous.  “After all, I’ve been at this a long time … I think I’ve got…

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