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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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“I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth.” John 16:12-13a Before Christopher Columbus, the Spanish flag bore the motto, “No More Beyond.” Spain was a mighty empire rich in art, religion, commerce and science. […]

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Writing Your Own Epitaph

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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“… behold, I have played the fool.” 1 Samuel 26:21 “I have fought a good fight… I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 One can learn so much walking through a grave yard— what names were popular, the infant mortality rate, who was rich and who was poor, even what taste people had in […]

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Why? (Psalm 2)

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Psalm 2 (RSV) 1 Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and his anointed, saying, 3 “Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the […]

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Who’s Afraid of the Holy Ghost?

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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“While Apollo was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?’ And they said, ‘No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.’” Acts 19:1-2 Ellen Ann is a […]

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Who Are the Muslims?

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Part I About 570 A.D., Abdullah, the son of Abd El Muttalib, a Mecca businessman, went on a business trip with his pregnant wife. Abdullah died suddenly, and his wife, Amina, hurried home to give birth to a son whom she named Mohammed, Arabic for “Praised One.” Less than 100 years later this Arab boy’s […]

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When Do We Celebrate?

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld His glory.” John 1:14 What began in Bethlehem as an incarnation traveled to Jerusalem where it became an experience; from there it went to Antioch where it became good news. From there it was carried to Athens where […]

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When Bad Things Happen To Good People

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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“We know that In everything God works for good with those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 Listen to a man named Robert as he shares about life with his wife of twenty-five years… “I sat on the window seat that Helen had recently covered in corduroy. I stared […]

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Luke 21:5-36 In folklore and literature there are many famous deadlines. You recall how “Oil can Harry” grabbed the fair maiden and said, “If you don’t give me the deed to your ranch by sundown I’ll tie you on the railroad tracks!” Then there is the Mafia’s Godfather contract. “Either your signature or your brains […]

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What Makes You So Special?

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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“And he did obeisance, and said, ‘What is your servant, that you should look upon a dead dog such as I?” Mephibosheth, II Samuel 9:8 “You are of your father the devil . . . for he is a liar and the father of lies.” Jesus Christ, John 8:44 “But by the grace of God […]

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What If the End is Near?

Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Someone handed me a note at the door of the church building a few Sundays ago. Here is what it said: “Absolute knowledge I have none, but my aunt’s washer woman’s sister’s son heard a policeman on his beat say to a laborer on the street, that he had a letter just last week written […]

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