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A happy new year!

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“What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Matthew 16:26) “Happy New Year!” How often have we heard this wish expressed recently! Maybe we have also wished others all the best for the coming year. It sometimes amounts to a superficial, mean­ingless formula that we say without thinking. There was a […]

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Choose life

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See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; therefore choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:15, 19) An old story relates how a professor was travelling to Dublin to take part in a congress. He was late. Worried that he might miss the opening address, he jumped into a horse-drawn cab and shouted to the driver, […]

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Blaming God

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It’s bad enough to blame our parents, peers, or circumstances for our sins, but it is much worse to blame God. There was a person on a weight – loss program who bought some donuts. When asked why, he implied that it was God’s fault because He had opened up a parking place right in front of the bakery just […]

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The heart of the Cross

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The thief on the cross had to be the luckiest man alive. He was nothing more than a low-life criminal, a loser. He had committed a crime. He was convicted for it, and he was crucified for it. So he had no future; he was going nowhere; or worse, he was going to hell. Yet of all the criminals on […]

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A New Year: A Fresh Start

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A new year often prompts us to make good resolutions about the future. I wonder if we would want to change things in our lives if a convincing preacher challenged us with the message ‘prepare to meet your God, because he is about to come here!’ In Luke we read about John the Baptist, a compelling and unusual preacher with […]

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He is risen

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Christ has risen from the dead. And because he lives, we who know him shall live also. In the resurrection, Jesus Christ conquered sin and death and is alive forever. All over the world, churches are filled with worshipers because there is an empty tomb in Jerusalem. Jesus promised, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in […]

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Choose Today

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Behold, Ι set before you the way of life, and the way of death. Ι call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that Ι have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live. (Jeremiah 21:8; Deuteronomy 30:19) Two questions, both of decisive importance, give rise […]

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The Big News

The Big News

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“For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given.” (Isaiah 9:6). In December 1903, after many attempts, the Wright brothers were successful in getting their “flying machine” off the ground. Thrilled, they telegraphed this message to their sister Katherine: “We have actually flown 120 feet. Will be home for Christmas.” Katherine hurried to the editor of […]

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