Monthly Archives: July 2010

Return to the God of Your Childhood

Remember how, as a child, you talked to God?  Remember your innocence.  Remember also that when you felt guilty, you humbly asked Him to forgive you.  What happened to that childlike faith?  The good news is that you can recover … Continue reading

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What Is God’s Life Like?

What is it like to be God?  We’d have no way of knowing except that He has given us a detailed picture of it. The detailed picture is the life of Jesus of Nazareth.  The way we treated Jesus is … Continue reading

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What Is Your Status with God?

Because of what Jesus Christ did long before any of us were born, we are all children of God.  We were conceived and born into this world as children of God.  It was not a decision we made. Rather, it … Continue reading

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Mosque, Synagogue, Temple, or Church?

It will do you no good to move from the mosque, synagogue, or temple to church.  At best, all such groups are gatherings of well-intentioned people who are confused about what God really expects from them.  At worst, they are … Continue reading

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We’ve Substituted Declarations of Faith for Righteousness

Why do we think that professing our faith does any good with God? You have been told that if you tell others, “I am a Christian,” or “I have been born again,” that God will be pleased.  You have also … Continue reading

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We’ve Substituted Churchgoing for Righteousness

What kind of substitute is churchgoing – or any form of religion – for righteousness?  Righteousness means doing the right thing.  Religion means expressing a code of conduct in the context of a social grouping.  If a man is being … Continue reading

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Friendship with God

Being a friend of God – the very idea staggers the human imagination.  That God would condescend to be our friend…and not even consider it condescension!  What an incredible antidote for a lonely world. Any good friendship is, of course, built … Continue reading

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Truth Is Reality

It would be funny if it were not sad to see so many people today deny the existence of truth.  They’ll either say truth is relative, meaning it can vary from person to person.  Or they’ll shrug as if truth … Continue reading

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Christ the King; Messiah the King

When you hear the name Jesus Christ you are hearing a name and a title, not a first and last name.  His name is Jesus.  This is the name His earthly parents gave Him when He was born.  They did … Continue reading

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Where Are Your Deceased Loved Ones?

Your deceased loved ones are in heaven – all of them.  Because of the work of Jesus Christ, death has ceased to be descent into the sleep of a netherworld and is now an ascent into heaven. What is like … Continue reading

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