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Religion

  • COLUMN: Fathers: Be strong

    These days it is out of fashion to encourage men to be strong and courageous, but with Father’s Day coming up I think it is time.  When television shows tend to portray men as sex-starved incompetent children and our elected representatives can’t tell the difference between right and wrong, we have a problem.  Lately, our heroes play basketball or football and we ignore their character if they can score a few points.  We are being taught that strength is just some macho bravado and that courage is out of date.

  • COLUMN: You’re never ‘too far gone’ for Jesus

    As we look at the three letter word ‘sin,’ many people think they have sinned or been so bad in life, there is no way God is going to save them. They are so blinded by the devil and lived for him so long they fail to realize how much God loves them.
    First of all, they need to read:
    “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
    “For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11).

  • COLUMN: Covered by faith

  • COLUMN: WANTED: Biblical leaders

    In the news, we see a lot about the six-day war. If I remember correctly, we were in the Vietnam War at the time. Israel was attacked. Egypt and some of the other countries attacked them.

  • COLUMN: Hard work for the Lord

    Usually we associate hard work with sweat on the brow and perhaps aching muscles, and there is certainly a lot of that kind of work to be done.  There are houses to be built, crops to be planted and harvested, there are roads to be repaired, cars to be built, yards to be mowed, you know what I mean.

  • COLUMN: It takes faith to pray an effective prayer

  • COLUMN: The Lord’s gifts are new every day

    Some days are harder than others.  Some days we spend laughing with family and friends at a cookout, others we spend in hospitals hoping the operation will turn out well.  Some days we wake up ready to take on the world, others we wake up hoping the world won’t beat us down too much more.

  • COLUMN: The healing power of Jesus

    I read an article stating that the Muslim religion is a good religion. You know, I have never read that being born again through the blood of Jesus Christ is a good religion. Here is what I believe: being born again through the blood of Jesus Christ is the only religion that will give you eternal life.

  • COLUMN: God’s grace: I don’t deserve it, but he still offers it

    I have grandchildren now; an amazing thought to me, how could I be that old?  And I know from experience that you can love someone long before you meet them.  I loved my grandchildren before they were born.  I also know that you can love someone before they are worthy of love.  Let’s face it, a newborn baby cannot do anything deserving of love, unless dirty diapers and crying count.  And yet our tender affection for these littlest people is real.

  • COLUMN: How real is Jesus to you?

    Today I want us to take a look at ourselves and see how real we think Jesus is to us. Are we willing to do what he leads us to do? If we have accepted Jesus as our savior we belong to the family of Jesus Christ.