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Is Everyone Truly a Child of God?

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Whenever you hear someone say they’re a child of God, what do you think about that statement? Some of us may be puzzled by it and wonder what it means in the first place. Not to be funny, but a childlike question would be, “How does God have babies?” People …

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Is It Wrong to Curse Trump?

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In light of all the drama and high emotions, it appears President Donald Trump has caused many people like rapper Eminem to become quite vocal about their negative feelings towards him. From the political arena to elementary schools, we hear people hurling insults and criticisms at Trump without shame or …

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Don’t Avoid God Because You Don’t Feel Worthy

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I heard a quote from Rick Warren in my Sunday school class this past week that crushed me in a humbling way. I could read it daily for the rest of my life and it would never get old, “God is more willing to talk to you than you are …

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Learning to Pray God’s Will, Not Yours

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In today’s church community we often hear phrases like “Name it and claim it.” While these affirmations give us a sense of control and peace, we have to question if they are indeed biblical or nonsensical. Do we have the ability to speak things into existence at our will? We …

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The Decline of Religion In America

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Over the past few years, we’ve heard a lot of discussion concerning the exodus of millennials from the church, and people overall, with the rise of the so-called “nones” who don’t have any religious affiliation. Studies conducted by poll groups have shown a real decline of church membership and have …

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How Should We Really Be Praying for our Rulers?

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In our current sociopolitical climate in America there is one debate in church circles that is of great interest and importance, and that is the idea of praying for our political leaders. Should this be up for debate? Yes! I definitely believe that we are told to pray for rulers, …

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Are We Over Complicating the Preaching of the Gospel?

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What can be added to perfection? Imagine taking a sharpie and attempting to enhance the famous painting of Mona Lisa. Your efforts would most likely deface such a wonderful painting more than improve it. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is complete and perfect, yet in our efforts to win souls …

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Wisdom Is All Around Us but Do We Take Heed to It?

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There’s a verse in Proverbs that continues to catch my attention that I didn’t really notice much before: Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;     at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: “How long, …

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Did Jesus Heal the Mentally Ill?

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Aside from his death and resurrection, Jesus the Christ is most famous for the miracles that are reported of Him in the four gospel witnesses as is shown here, And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of …

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