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Was Mary Really a Virgin?

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For many believers, the virgin birth of Jesus Christ is a given. But there are some who have come to question Mary, Joseph and Jesus’ honor. People who teach against the virgin birth of Jesus Christ are actually calling God a liar because it’s recorded that an angel from the Lord told Joseph of Mary’s pregnancy …

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Homeless in America: What I Learned About Compassion

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“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” – John 6:35 Through my fast (which will be finished by the time this gets published), I have been asking for God to break my heart for the …

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There’s Nothing Left to Fear but God — a Lesson from Ravi Zacharias

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A few years ago I came across what has become my favorite bit of preaching that I’ve ever heard. It’s an excerpt from a talk delivered by none other than Dr. Ravi Zacharias. If you’ve ever listened to the man, then you know that he is an incredibly gifted speaker …

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Are too many American Christians Compromising the Word of God?

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Recently, Kim Burrell faced backlash from the so-called American Christian culture regarding whether she was in the right spirit when someone took only part of a message that she had given at a recent church gathering about homosexuality. What most concerns me is the stance of some who claim to be followers …

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Self-Identity: The Lies of the American Culture

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In today’s society, perception is altered by and often shackled to outward observation. We tend to base our judgement of others and ourselves off of external characterization. We define who we are by our ethnicity, fashion sense, abilities, and socio-economic class. All of these generalizations are based on externalism. The …

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Avoid Being Deceived by False Prophets and Wonders

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Throughout the scriptures and in history, God has shown His power and authority through signs and wonders. Signs and wonders are miraculous acts that testify of His existence, power, and will for us. As much as God has shown His power supernaturally, there’s always been warnings from Him concerning the …

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If 2016 Sucked, God Won’t Waste Your Pain

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I began 2016 by asking God to break me by any means necessary in order to mold me moving forward. Beyond my wildest imagination He did. I would tell you to be careful what you wish for, but I’d rather explain why I’m writing this to tell you that I …

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Pastorship: Is a Degree or License Really Necessary to Lead?

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Teaching is a vital aspect of life and the continuation of good morals, life lessons, and the positive influence of our youth. We have the ability to alter someone else’s life by properly educating and correctly delivering the message of Christ. A teacher’s effectiveness is only as strong as his …

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God’s Purpose for Your Emotions

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There are many aspects to the human experience. One aspect that is easy to overlook is the emotional one. It’s easy to see our emotions as something that is automatically negative, and that we must fight against them as long as we live. While our emotions can negatively influence us …

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The Imagination as Explained by Neuroscience and the Bible

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Our imaginations are responsible for conjuring up new ideas, creative solutions, and just about anything ingenious and innovative that can be thought of. Many times, its use is reserved for the context of either child’s play or artistic geniuses. It is the creative juice of which some have great amounts …

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