Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

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Overcoming: With Truth, Humour, Wisdom

The world is a fractured place. Devious deception from self-absorbed leaders is all too common. News stories highlight the wary distrust of one group toward another group of people who have different backgrounds and experiences. Monetary greed, personal comfort, and a spirit of going-it-alone dominate our culture. The back-biting, bickering, and back-stabbing might not be [...]

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Musings

We usually do hate the arguments that disprove ours. Money, fame, career success… in the end they always prove to be unsatisfying things. Things that money cannot buy: true joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and eternal life. Are you just praying that you don’t die? Ah, but “to live is Christ and to [...]

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I’ll Show You a Place High on a Desert Plain

One might not expect Bernie Sanders to understand Christian teachings, since he does not profess to be a Christian. One might, on the other hand, expect Christopher Van Hollen to understand Christian teachings since he does profess to be a Christian. As the Senator from Maryland says, “There are lots of ways that people can [...]

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Can’t Live With Jesus Part-Time Expecting Full Benefits

If Jesus lives in you, then He does so full-time, and grants you the full benefits of being His co-heir. There is no part-time with Jesus, as this would be what the Bible describes as lukewarm faith. A person is either with Him or against Him. If the person is lukewarm (part-time) then Jesus spews [...]

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Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Christian Faith

How to Grow Closer to God: 5 Tips for Strengthening Your Christian Faith Religion can play an important role in your life, and you might be looking for ways to grow closer to God as part of your faith. Fortunately, you don’t have to look far to find helpful tips on how to strengthen your [...]

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5 Wonderful Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer with Fellow House Church Members

How To Spread Holiday Cheer in Your House Church Community The holiday season is a time for family, friends and the community. It’s a moment to come together and celebrate all that we have to be thankful for. If you’re part of a house church community, here are five wonderful ways to spread some holiday [...]

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An Example of Online Apologetics

Do you believe the universe came into existence, or that it’s always existed? Do you possibly believe it doesn’t exist? Regardless, are you able to defend your answer using observable, testable, repeatable, falsifiable evidence? My point isn’t to discount scientific method, but rather to point out its restrictions. It’s good at what it does (study the natural). It cannot be good at what it cannot -by definition- do (study the supernatural). [...]

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Obi-won Kenobi is Not Jesus and Other True Things

Communication is far better in person, but even “out in the wild” it’s rare to find patient constructive dialog. I’ll always cast a vote for “Face-to-face” over “Facebook”, but I wonder if this is a problem caused by social media, or if online interaction merely exposes a larger problem in society. If we know a person, we might discover we like them, so we might behave more politely. Regardless, we’re to love our neighbor anyway. [...]

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Words Regarding Abortion

It’s not enough to be pro-life. That’s a strategy that clearly won’t work because it’s based on the idea that murder's a political issue to be settled at the ballot box. Pursuing this strategy was/is a grave error. Murder shouldn't be an election season issue to be resolved by majority vote. "Pro-lifers" must join the movement which aims to totally abolish human abortion - embracing an "anti-murder" stance. Christians should lead the way. [...]

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Those in Your Corner Don’t Whisper Lies of Dissension

All humans are God’s creatures, created in God’s image no less!  However, in the Bible there’s a special covenant relationship with God that’s in view when discussing people as God’s children.  In Acts 17 the Apostle Paul does quote the Cilician Stoic philosopher Aratus, saying that we're all ‘God’s offspring’.  Yet, notice Paul does this in the context of calling the non-believers to repentance so that they'll have salvation in Christ. [...]

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