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The Dichotomy of Fear

Since the late 1980s we have all seen tee-shirts and placards displaying the phrase “No Fear”. While this popular mantra may give some degree of encouragement, it can also be misleading. While it may seem sensible to eliminate fear from our lives, not all fear is bad. It is a good thing to fear a sow Grizzly bear with cubs. …

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Truth in Troubled Times

From the moment Adam and Eve chose their own way over God’s way in the Garden of Eden, difficulty and pain have been an unyielding component in the story of humanity. Sin impacted all of creation, introducing suffering and damaging everything from our personal relationships to nature itself. The effects of sin can be felt in our lives today, manifesting …

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Cancel Cancel Culture

In today’s society, it is becoming increasingly common to encounter people demanding that we keep silent on certain topics. This can be extremely disconcerting, especially when we feel that we are standing on solid Biblical ground. Join us as Marc Dickie explores and discusses how we can respond to the hysterical mobs while still standing firm in our beliefs and …

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Don’t Fear Religious People … WIN THEM!

In the past few weeks, I’ve had the blessing of guest speaking at some local non-denominational churches. These small local assemblies are full of people with a genuine love for God and a desire to know the Bible more fully. At each church, people approached me afterwards to either ask questions or to offer positive comments about the message I’d …

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Making Good Judgment

Everyone values sound judgment in their daily lives. It is crucial for the Believer that judgment derives from God’s Word. The world can be very perplexing at times. It can be challenging to determine what is right or wrong given the wealth of information and opinions available. We have a unique opportunity as Christians to know the Truth from the …

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God’s Witness to His Witnesses

As Christians, we are given the task, privilege, and honor of being witnesses for God. We are to share His Word and His love with the world, leading others to Him and introducing them to His grace and mercy. But, how often do we take the time to consider what God is saying to His witnesses? What does He have …

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From Fellowship to Fear

A common thought about Christian fellowship is that it should produce comfort and encouragement. But how many of us look at fellowship as a source of godly fear? Yet, that is precisely what the first Christians experienced immediately following the Day of Pentecost. Acts 2 informs us that they followed a specific pattern of behavior, but the outcome wasn’t what …

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Freedom in Christ

This month the United States of America will celebrate July 4th in remembrance of the ratification of our Declaration of Independence. Both in the preamble and the epilogue they acknowledge the Creator God as the both the author and protector of freedom. It was their reliance upon God that gave them the courage to take their stand and declare truth …

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A Nation Founded On Truth

Here in the United States, this Tuesday will be our nation’s 247th birthday, and as Christians, we have the opportunity to reflect on our birth and life as a nation. The United States of America is the only nation in the world that was founded on a creed. Other nations were founded on the basis of common ancestry, geographic boundaries, or …

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Prayer: Taking Hold of God’s Willingness

Faith is not the only variable in the “equation” of life. A study of the Word of God shows that prayer, the intensity of the spiritual battle, and the help of other believers are also variables that affect what happens in our lives. The prayers of God’s people play an important part in the will of God coming to pass, …