The other day I was having a conversation with an individual on politics and abortion and they accused me of being a one issue voter. Below is my response to the accusation: No endorsement of any single issue qualifies a person to hold public office. Being pro-life does not make a person a good governor, mayor, or president. But...

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If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.-1 John 1:8-9 Is it true that God hates the sin but loves the sinner? Well, yes, in one sense, but not completely. Fourteen times in the fir...

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This is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.-1 John 4:10 For far too long, we have convinced one another that we are basically good people who have simply made some bad decisions. Whether we’ve lied or cheated or stolen or taken God’s name in vain, we’v...

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September 11, 2001, terror struck New York—and set millions of people, Christian and non-Christian alike, in search of a spiritual answer to the horror. Church attendance spiked (for a time); Bible passages were scoured for words of solace or hints of an explanation; a flood of articles and sermons addressed the age-old “pro...

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Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”-John 8:12 Four fishermen were standing by the sea one day when Jesus approached them. “Follow me,” he said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” With that, Jesus beckoned these m...

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The Certainty of Victory: It’s hard to be courageous when you know that you’re going to fail. How can a soldier charge the enemy’s lines if he knows that, not only will his life be spent in the endeavor, but the whole enterprise will end in disaster? If, however, the soldier has hope that, whether he lives or dies, maybe, ...

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I want to give you a glimpse of the character of God. Please read through his attributes slowly. Let them sink in. Let them amaze you. Let them overwhelm you. Be aware of what happens in your heart as you become even a bit more aware of his goodness, his grace, his glory. Get to know him more intimately. Embrace his holiness. Be...

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The Antichrist is a man who will appear on the world scene in the last days before the return of Jesus Christ to the earth. Described in both the Old and New Testaments, he will be the very incarnation of evil cleverly disguised as a dynamic, charismatic, visionary leader. He will astound the world with his solutions to human pr...

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Dear Church Family: I greet you in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is hard to believe that we have not met as a church family since March. We praise God for the souls saved, lives that have been changed, and for the spiritual victories that God has given us. God has been faithful! As your Pastor, I thank you for remaini...

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Resurrection Sunday (For a full account of the events of this day, see Matthew 28:1–20, Mark 16:1–8, Luke 24:1–53, John 20:1–21:25.) Early Sunday morning, some of Jesus’s friends set out for his grave to anoint the body of their friend and teacher. When they arrive, however, they are greeted by what one Gospel writer c...

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