Category Archives: Christ’s work

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Did you know you can get a copy of all the information Google has on you? Login here to get it. Google may have lots of dirt on you.  You may have a Google+ profile. You may have a Facebook profile. … Continue reading

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The Right Tool

Have you ever used a wrench as a hammer?  You might get away with it. If a hammer isn’t available and you want to put a nail in the wall to hang up a picture it might seem to work … Continue reading

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The End of Conflict

Usually, when we think about conflict we can only imagine one end to the struggle: there will be a winner and there will be a loser. Every war, every battle, every argument, every fight is not really over until one … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

For all but the hardest hearts among us, a story of a close relationship that has gone wrong stirs up sadness. True accounts of such stories sell magazines and tabloids. Fictional accounts of such stories sell books and movie tickets. … Continue reading

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Holding It Together

Fear is powerful. It can prevent us from doing what we otherwise would want to do. It can keep us from doing what we know we should do. The fear of nature, the fear of men, the fear of the … Continue reading

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Exalted Firstborn

  The highest, most exalted position in a family is that of the firstborn. This was especially true in ancient times, when the firstborn son of a king was the heir to the position held by his father. He was … Continue reading

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Invisible Mercy

God is invisible. That fact creates speculation and misinterpretation. People who don’t know better think that God is invisible because He does not exist. They liken Him to an “imaginary friend,” who lives only in the thoughts and hopes of … Continue reading

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Out of Darkness

Children are frequently afraid of the dark. The dark hides all kinds of things. To a child they are mysterious, terrible, and frightening. Most adults are not afraid of the dark. Maybe we should be. On the first day of … Continue reading

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Qualifed

“We’re sorry, you don’t qualify.” If you’ve ever heard or read those words before, you know how disappointing they are. Hopes may be dashed by those words. Dreams may be left in tatters. The words sting, even though they are … Continue reading

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Power of Knowledge

You have doubtless heard the expression “Knowledge is Power.” In educational circles, it’s a popular mantra. We college professor types have to recite it because, frankly, it drums up business. When people want power, we tell them the way to … Continue reading

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