Tag: Salvation

Salvation is a powerful word. What does it mean to ‘be saved?’ Are Christians the only ones who are saved? What are we saved from? What are we saved for? Who does the saving – do we do it ourselves, does God fo it for us, or is it a joint effort? These are important questions which need to be answered with certainty!

God Uses the Weak – Part 2

An abandoned wooden storefront is in the center of the image, with weeds surrounding the ground and vines growing up the sides and front of the building. A clear blue sky is overhead.

People think differently than God does. That’s an understatement, for sure! While God does what He does for a reason, why is it that He uses the weak? God uses the weak simply because they are weak. God routinely uses

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God Uses the Weak

An abandoned wooden storefront is in the center of the image, with weeds surrounding the ground and vines growing up the sides and front of the building. A clear blue sky is overhead.

Sometimes I feel useless in my walk with God. Do you ever feel that way, too? I’ve heard that God uses the weak to accomplish His plan, but there are times when I have trouble believing that.  Why is that

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What Is Love?

A lantern with 3 lit candles sits in the right foreground, and a small, bright green plant in a terracotta pot is in the left foreground. The blurred background contains a small yard with multicolored flowers in the distance and a patch of tall grass in front of them.

What does it mean to love someone? Are there different kinds of love? Is love just a feeling? What is love? Everybody has their ideas!  Songs have been sung about it. Poems have been written about it. What is love?

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Social Justice Warriors

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The scene may change but the activity of social justice warriors remain the same. What once started out as an online strategy to combat racism and bigotry has morphed into something else entirely. It once had a positive connotation, but

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I Can’t Do This

A nature trail with a gravel path from left upper to right lower in the picture. The path becomes very rocky and difficult to walk on at the bottom of the picture.

Everyone has said I can’t do this at some point. We go through life and do the best we can, but eventually we face a time when our ‘best’ isn’t good enough. We’re lost and don’t know what to do.

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To Love God – Part 2

Closeup photo of a mass of Black-eyed Susan flowers.

To love God is to seek Him, right? To love God is to desire to please Him, too. Isn’t that so? We tend to think about loving God in the context of what we do for Him, but it’s more

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To Love God

Closeup photo of a mass of Black-eyed Susan flowers.

What does it mean to love God? Many people claim to love God, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, and many other folks, but there’s a lot of difference in how that claim is worked out. If someone claims to love God

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Trust In the Lord With All Your Heart!

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart. That is the biblical instruction found in Proverbs 3:5, and if you’ve been a Christian for a while then I’m sure you’ve heard it quoted often. Doing so promises safety, provision, and

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100 Years From Now

Artistic rendition of stars, nebula and various other features like gaseous clouds in deep space, by Andrew Ostrovsky.

“What will you be doing 100 years from now?” How you answer that question will tell a lot about what motivates you. Planning for the Future? What will you be doing 100 years from now? Atheists will answer, “Nothing, because

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God Resists the Proud – Part 4

Lion Lipstick of Rekero Pride late evening in Masai Mara, Kenya - by Maggy Meyer

God resists the proud, and yet people (and Americans in particular) are proud beings. Sayings like, “Show some pride in your work” are familiar to all of us. We are Proud To Be An American, and proud of our ethnicity

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