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“Sacrament”: Not in the Bible?

Thanks to the capital of California everybody knows this word, though it’s not found in the Bible. But it is another example of valuable…

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Degrees of punishment

Not everyone believes that there will be a judgment day. Their disbelief will not make it disappear, of course. That day will come without…

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Karma Christianity

Here’s a little quiz for you. True or false? You get good things from God by being good. Sometimes God will cause you to…

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Two lies and a truth

There is a game played at team-building events and slumber parties alike called Two Truths and a Lie. The idea is to learn more…

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Child champion: Little Samuel

A woman named Hannah, living in the tribal territory of Ephraim in the 11th century b.c., had a tough life. Not only was she…

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Why did God create hell?

The 20th century was the epoch of evil. Yes, it was also a time of great advancement in technology and medicine. Yet even those…

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Your sins are not like coffee grounds

It was 5:20 A.M. I was pulling out the coffeepot to pour my first cup when things went tragically awry. (I use the word…

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Less me, more Jesus

His conception and birth were swathed in drama and miracles. He burst onto the scene at age 30, just like his famous relative Jesus,…

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If there’s no Easter, there’s no Christianity

According to Christianity, Easter is everything. As the apostle Paul says, “If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is…

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Martha’s mistake

I think it’s time someone speaks up for Martha. For too long she’s been maligned in Sunday school lessons and sermons for being some…

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To forgive or not to forgive: A case study

Two men. One an Old Testament prophet, chosen by God to preach repentance and mercy to a tough crowd. One a New Testament believer,…

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What’s judgment day going to be like?

It pleases God to keep the veil drawn on what the end of time and life in heaven will be like. Mostly. Even though…