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1934 in Nazi Germany

1934 in Nazi Germany

In continuing from yesterday's post, let me reassert my belief that we, as Christians in America today, are in the same place the Jews found themselves in 1935 in Nazi Germany.  We now see vicious hatred for anything that speaks of Biblical truth and the rule of law...

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1933 in Nazi Germany

1933 in Nazi Germany

I know many of you may reject what I'm about to say, but I see us as Christians in America in the same place the Jews found themselves in 1935 in Nazi Germany. Yes, you heard me right. I see us as living in Germany in 1935. The parallels are striking. Just this last...

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The Church’s Dirty Little Secret

The Church’s Dirty Little Secret

The following are some key points from Joe McKeever's insightful article The Church's Dirty Little Secret which answers the question: Why does the church— which is the institution which we Christians should respect the most— end up being the least respected by many in...

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When I First Saw Jesus

When I First Saw Jesus

The first person I ever remember living a life in such a way that drew me to Jesus was a woman named Naomi Hunke.  She was a Sunday School teacher at White Oak Hills Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA, and I was one of her lost, arrogant, disinterested students.  I...

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The Price of Extravagant Worship

The Price of Extravagant Worship

Sometimes, as true followers of Jesus, we have to stand alone. Now I'm not talking about standing alone against the onslaught of evil in our society or the corrupt individuals in our government or even the forces of darkness that align themselves against us. No, I...

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We Become Just Like What We Worship

We Become Just Like What We Worship

The Scripture teaches us that we will become just like what we worship.  If we worship the world, we become like the world.  If we worship self or conceit or greed, we will become selfish, conceited and greedy. Think about it.  Is the world harsh and unforgiving?  Of...

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Is There Something I’m Missing?

Is There Something I’m Missing?

One of the most glorious pictures of our Lord Jesus is found in the first chapter of Colossians. Here, in these few words, Jesus is revealed as God Himself.  He is the imprint, the exact representation, the perfect image of the invisible God. Jesus is presented as the...

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Don’t Confuse Me With the Truth!

Don’t Confuse Me With the Truth!

Finally, it was done.  He'd come clean and they had him trapped in His own words.  The Pharisees accused Him of ducking the issue, of speaking in generalities, of not telling the whole truth.  They said, "How long do You keep us in doubt?  If You are the Christ, tell...

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Living in One Accord (not the car)

Living in One Accord (not the car)

As we discovered in our last post Jesus, right before He crossed the Kidron Valley and headed into the Garden of Gethsemane and onward towards the cross, offered one last prayer for His disciples.  He prayed for those who stood with Him in the Upper Room, those who...

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Taking Selfies

Taking Selfies

Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ. Jude 1:1 People are obsessed with many things.  Some fill their days with dreams of stardom or fame or popularity.  Others...

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