Category Archives: authority

WWIDWJ

WWJD What would Jesus do?  This was a very popular saying some time ago.  It is indeed a worthy consideration as we face life’s daily struggles.  If our aim is to be Christ-like then maybe this needs to be more … Continue reading

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1517 and 1492

Today is the 500th anniversary of an event which had a tremendous impact on our religious world.  This is the 500th anniversary of the event involving Martin Luther and his protest of the religious environment of his day.  He nailed … Continue reading

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My Life According To

I read an interesting paper once that described how television influences the way people see the world around them.  There is no denying the effect that the world’s most potent communications instrument has on the viewers. I have long railed … Continue reading

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How Do You Explain GOD?

How do you explain the fact GOD had no beginning?  Or explain His omniscience (all knowing) or His omnipotence (all powerful) or His omnipresence (everywhere present)? The problem with trying to explain any of these is that we are trying … Continue reading

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Draw Nearer to GOD

The expression “draw near” is found several times in Scripture.  To draw near to GOD is a thought almost beyond our comprehension.  The fact that we can even have access to the GOD of creation is amazing.  But to draw … Continue reading

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The Hand

Several years ago there was a popular song called “Daddy’s Hands.”  The song was very touching and referred to the hands of a father that could be soft or hard depending on the circumstances.  I recall a line in the … Continue reading

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Another Sign

I’ve written before about my maternal grandfather and the blue sign nailed to the old oak tree in his yard. (Refer to “An old blue sign” blog, October 16, 2012)  I remember another sign hanging on his old garage.  This … Continue reading

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Right or Effective?

We have a religious body in our community that is fairly new to this area.  Their facilities, in a prime location, look like a small community college campus. I recently heard the leader of this very popular growing religious group … Continue reading

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Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Then Job answered the LORD and said: “Behold, I am vile; What shall I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth. Once I have spoken, but I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further.” … Continue reading

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Fear and Respect

You can fear GOD. Or you can fear everything else. Solomon’s search for meaning led him to this conclusion: Fear GOD and keep His commandments for this is the whole of man. The word fear is translated from the Hebrew … Continue reading

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