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What is truth?

Have you ever been interrogated by someone and when you answered them with the truth they retorted with something like: “do you expect me to believe that”? I have… and I can image that most of us have. One man ...

Disposing of our distractions

We are addicted to distractions. Never before has a generation had so many distractions to deal with in their daily lives. Modern technology was supposed to make our lives easier, more enjoyable, and productive. But ...

You can make a difference

Charles G. Finney was an American Presbyterian minister and leader in the Second Great Awakening in the United States. In one of his sermons, he told the story of a man who was so ill from the effects of alcoholism ...

The beginning of wisdom

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV) The phrase “the fear of the Lord” appears 11 times in the book of Proverbs. It refers to fear ...

Jesus redefines greatness

What comes to mind when you think about greatness? To many, it means power, wealth, or celebrity. Of course, those are the values of the world system but this is not the way Jesus defined greatness. In the 20th ...

Three practices for this Christmas

It never fails. We run around frantically buying presents for our family, friends, and loved ones only for the magic moment to peak amid a flurry of Christmas paper being torn and flung in the air. All too often, ...

Three reasons to study the Bible

To be sure, there are many reasons to study the Bible but these three should provide enough motivation for any believer who wants to grow closer to God, become more like Jesus, and be a useful instrument for ...

The rope illustration

The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the Lord. And so it is with people. (Isaiah 40:7 NLT) Some things are certain in this life. Whether we realize it or not, we’re in our mortal bodies for ...

Imperishable Crowns

The apostles strongly encouraged believers to strive for a crown, which is the biblical symbol for a badge of victory. Notice that we’re not told to strive for a perishable crown that rusts and fades. We’re told ...

Three men with three motives

In his book, Doctrine of Repentance, 17th century Puritan preacher and author Thomas Watson tells a story about three men who admit they have completely different motives for turning away from sin. The story goes ...