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Will You Receive a “Lavish Reception” Into Christ’s Kingdom?

OK, hang with me now as together we intrepidly dive into the deep waters of God’s matchless Word, which is profitable for doctrine, reproof, and correction. In this FOD, accompanied by our Lord Jesus, in whose everlasting arms we dwell, we’ll focus on some exhortation and encouragement parts, and it might get a bit uncomfortable. Hey, that’s good, if the …

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The Path To Freedom: Truthing It

Happy July! Hard to believe that 2017 is already half gone. Despite the prevailing wickedness sweeping the earth, you and I can live each day with a holy purpose: shining the light, love, and truth of Jesus Christ into the darkness, one person at a time. Because we know for sure that our Lord is coming back for us (which …

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The Only Way to Achieve Perfection in God’s Sight

Omigosh! I can’t believe some of the behavior I have made God and Christ watch during the past 50+ years since I got serious about being a Christian. You can thank God you didn’t have to watch it. Anyway, I know you’ve been busy putting on your own show for Him. Yes, the good I’ve done far outweighs the bad, …

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The Politics of Christianity

In our most recent USA presidential election, many “conservative,” “evangelical,” “Bible believing” Christians voted for Donald Trump, some enthusiastically, and some because they saw him only as the lesser of two evils. Since his inauguration, he has been at the center of a maelstrom of controversy, some would say due to malevolent forces bent on taking him out of his …

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He Is Risen – Celebrate the Savior

Please bear with me while I momentarily wax nostalgic. Today, April Fool’s Day, marks 30 years since three officials from the worldwide Christian ministry in which I had served as one of the “Top Ten” people for nearly 20 years came to my door in McLean VA and fired me. When I pressed them for a single reason, they could …

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The Power of Partnership

The quality of your life and mine, both spiritually and emotionally, is directly proportional to the quality of the RELATIONSHIPS we have. Think about it: the more people you truly love and are loved by, the easier it is to joyfully endure the often cruel vicissitudes of life, also known as  “fiery darts.” Especially with a spouse, when things are …

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Is My Christianity Contagious?

Back in the 1990s I amassed a collection of NO FEAR brand T-shirts. Here are some of the sayings on them:  You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.  Life is a contact sport.  You’ll never steal second with your foot on first.  If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.  Nothing is more …

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The Greatest Cause of Both Unity and Division

Happy New Year! Fasten your seat belt, here comes 2017! Actually, your seat belt has already been fastened—permanently—by the Lord Jesus Christ, who has seated you in the heavenlies, figuratively speaking, and sealed you in his salvation, thus guaranteeing you safe travel from here to eternity. Meanwhile, we still have a calendar, and it seems that this particular new year …

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Department Store Evangelism and The Joy of Giving

Picture this scene: Christmas shoppers who are forced to pause for breath amidst the frenzied consumer melee in a department store actually listen to the words of a Christmas carol playing in the background while they are slumped over a lingerie display case. What might they hear? “Come, desire of nations, come. Fix in us they humble home. Rise, the …

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Political Correctness

This November 8, we here in the USA will hold a national election, with the Presidential race being perhaps the most polarized, most vitriolic, and most sensational ever. As Christians, we should base our political ideas and involvement upon what the Word of God says. After all, civil government was His idea. Actually, I think He intended it to be …