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A universal deception

“OUR STARTING POINT IS NOT THE INDIVIDUAL, AND WE DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO THE VIEW THAT ONE SHOULD FEED THE HUNGRY, GIVE DRINK TO THE THIRSTY, OR CLOTHE THE NAKED . . . . OUR OBJECTIVES ARE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT: WE MUST HAVE A HEALTHY PEOPLE IN ORDER TO PREVAIL IN THE WORLD.” —Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, Nazi Ger... Continue reading

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Psalm 119:105

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet…” It still is! Introduction How many changes have you and I had to adapt to in our lifetime? Getting money out of ATM machines; paying our bills online; using plastic cards to pay for purchases instead of real money; emails instead of hand-written letters; Skype in communi... Continue reading

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What it means to be in 'Christ'

Introduction What does the word ‘Christian’ mean in a multicultural society? In one context it might distinguish a person from a member of a number of other religions. In a different context it simply says that a person is not an atheist or an agnostic. To a large extent, the term ‘Christian’ has lost its origin... Continue reading

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You have heard it said

Introduction I remember a little joke we shared when we attended teachers college, preparing for a world of children who would sometimes ask questions for which we didn’t have any answers. One wag stood up and said, ‘When you don’t know the answer, make it up, but give the answer with real confidence.’ I don&rsq... Continue reading

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The Sower and the Seed

Dr James, the famous Scottish preacher tells how one Sunday they had a visiting speaker at their service. At the end of the service, as people were moving out, one dear lady turned to Dr James and said, “That was a wonderful sermon, don’t you think, Dr James?” “And what did you find most helpful in it?” ask... Continue reading

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