John 3:16

is the best known Bible verse. Even most atheists know the verse. It’s posted on signs at sporting events, it appears on bumper stickers, is emblazoned on t-shirts and is often quoted from the pulpit. This Golden Text of the Bible is known and quoted by people even if they do not know any other […]

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Where Are Your Monuments?

What is important to a nation? Look at her monuments. In our country we raise monuments to political leaders like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and presidential libraries. We build shrines to honor wars and those who die in war like the World War II memorial or the Vietnam Wall. In our […]

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Chasing Nothing

Solomon knew something about vanity. The third king of Israel repeatedly declared almost everything in life to be a “vanity of vanities” (). He knew that most things in life bring only brief pleasure. Even good things like hard work only produces goods for someone else to enjoy (). His thoughts, in Ecclesiastes, seem dismal […]

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The Precious Church

There is no group of people more precious than the church. Predicted by prophecy (; ) the church is the collection of the saved who have been gathered together by the decree of God. The church is precious and perfect. Sinners, saved by Christ, fill the church. They bring their weaknesses and imperfections with them […]

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Is Suicide A Sin?

If you know me, you know I do not judge the eternal destiny of individuals. That is God’s job and I am happy to leave it to him. My knowledge is never complete so I observe and warn but do not presume to judge. That’s especially true with suicide victims. There are some who teach […]

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