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I saw a true story this past week about a mother who was diagnosed with cancer. She had one ultimate wish, to see her teenage son graduate from high school. But graduation was two years away. This mother endured many rounds of chemotherapy and tried to hold on for that moment. As it got close to the end, the school ...
No one fully understands the concept of three Persons in one God, but you know why that’s good? Because it tells us that Christianity truly is a revealed religion. Revealed, as opposed to conceived. Think about it, if you were to create a religion and wanted many followers, wouldn’t you make it easy to understand so that you won’t have ...
Just what is Pentecost? We know it signifies what we celebrate today – the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples. It was the genesis of this movement called the Christian Church. But what does the word really mean? It is the English transliteration of the Greek word pentekostos, meaning “fifty.” Greek speaking Jews used it as a way ...
The image of the Apostles standing and staring up at the sky is a powerful image because it depicts the stance of a lot of christians, waiting for God to do something. It reminds me of the story of the man who due to rising flood waters went on the roof of his house, and prayed earnestly that God rescue ...
I was listening to a webinar the other day and learned that 90% of youth say they want to be 1) rich and 2) famous. Many of us indeed have a desire to be happy, fulfilled, and prosperous. We want to have a life with purpose and meaning. Jesus also wants that for us too, in fact he wants us ...
Last week I talked about the elephant in the room, the problem of sin, which comes alive when we freely choose to be apart from God, close our ears to his Word, and use our energies in ways that are outside our calling, commitments, and purpose. We are created by God, for God. We are made in the image and ...
When evil people commit a crime and someone has witnessed it, their life is in danger, because they do not want witnesses of their misdeeds. They are persecuted until they are killed. That is why it is very dangerous to be a witness, it takes a lot of courage to witness the truth. When Jesus said to his disciples: “You ...
In my life I have found people doubting the possibility that God could forgive them, because they have committed many sins. When one says to them: “God loves you”, they answer: How can God be interested in me? Generally these people have lost their self-esteem and do not think they are worthy. Having lived away from God, they believe that ...

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