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Ministry Tips from John the Baptist

Oct 21, 2017

I take it that all genuine Christians will want to effectively serve their Lord and fully do his will. There would be many ways that we can help ourselves along the way in doing this, but one would be to

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The World’s Rejection of Christians

Oct 6, 2017

One of the clearest teachings found in the New Testament is this: if you throw your lot in with Jesus Christ, commit to being his follower, and decide to proclaim him wherever you go, you will be hated on. There

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Which God Do You Worship?

Sep 30, 2017

OK, here is an article which I can pretty much assume will cause many people – including many Christians – to get really upset with me. In fact, going from past experience, I can almost guarantee it. Some folks will

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On Death Bed Conversions

Sep 29, 2017

With the recent passing of a very famous man, lots of talk about death bed conversions has again been heard – at least in the Christian community. Hugh Hefner just passed away at 91, leaving a very dark legacy indeed.

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The Christian Obligation to Speak Truth

Sep 23, 2017

There are certain basics and non-negotiables in the Christian job description. One is to be salt and light as Jesus clearly stated in Matthew 5:13-16. This is not some optional extra, but an essential component of the role of the

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Say No To a Counsel of Despair

Aug 15, 2017

The Christian is both an optimist and a realist. We are optimistic because of God. God is greater than all our problems, all our calamities, all our trials, and all our opposition. With God we can overcome, we can have

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Apostates Destroying Our Churches

Aug 10, 2017

The Bible is full of warnings about those who would lead God’s people astray with lies and false teachings, and drag them into sinful, immoral lifestyles. We should steer clear of such people and have nothing to do with them.

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On the Promises of God

Jul 31, 2017

All believers should love the promises of God, and all should want to claim those promises. But the simple truth is, many of these promises are conditional. They are not automatic, in other words, but they very much depend on

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Five Hallmarks of Spiritual Maturity

Jul 8, 2017

The New Testament is full of exhortations and commands to grow in our Christian faith, to become all we can be in Christ, and to be mature, wise and complete as Christ followers. Spiritual maturity is the aim of the

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On Telling God How He Must Operate

Jul 7, 2017

Sadly there are many Christians who sit in judgment on other Christians and are effectively sitting in judgment on God as well. That is, they will tell other believers that this or that experience cannot be of God and that

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