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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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Only the Best

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“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). A poignant story is told about children of Untouchables in a Christian school in India before Word War II. Each year the students received Christmas presents from children in England. The girls got […]

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He Cares

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A store advertisement once asked the question, “Who cares?”, and gave the answer, “We care.” You may be asking that question now in your hour of trial. “Who cares? Does anyone care about me in my present need?” Many years ago David, the Psalmist, expressed a similar feeling: “Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. […]

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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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What is sin?

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“Thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities, – I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgres­sions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” (Isaiah 43:24,25) Sin is a moral concept. It does not mean simply transgressing a regulation – like a dietary rule or anything similar. […]

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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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Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going?

Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going?

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These three questions deal with the most basic questions of life, most important issues involve thinking about one or more of these questions. These questions about identity, purpose and destiny have occupied the greatest minds throughout history. Have you ever stopped to look at these questions and seriously think about them? It is a great pity that such important issues […]

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To everything there is a season…

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In our dealings with others we often find it difficult to judge whether we should speak or keep silent. Frequently our replies are given before we have listened to our partners properly or without thinking about what they have said. But what happens when God speaks to us? In His Word He tells us that we are sinners and lost. […]

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Once upon a time

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Human beings have always been fascinated by fairy tales—mythical stories of enchanted lands inhabited by elves, trolls, giants, and ogres. Unicorns and dragons roam the coun­tryside; witches and warlocks cast their magic spells. Heroes and villains engage in the epic battle between good and evil, darkness and light. They embark on the quest for adventure and romance and, most of […]

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The Resurrection Celebration

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My earliest recollections of Easter involved scurrying around the house in search of the coloured eggs my parents had dutifully hidden. Then, dressed in their Sunday best, they would haul me off to church, explaining that this was one day I had to go. I didn’t know why. REVIEWING EASTER’S ROOTS Thus, in my pagan youth, I fit perfectly with […]

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