THANK YOU LORD for THANKSGIVING!

Lyle Rapacki BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES Leave a Comment

Four years ago my article: “Thank You Lord for Thanksgiving!” appeared in The Olive Branch Report.  Many responded wonderfully from across the country, and even shared their own stories of giving thanks. This year we have all the more reason to give thanks to the Lord God of All Creation for the myriad blessings in each of our lives; and for the blessings that can still be seen and named in our Nation.  I pray …

Pen Tip #1

Sue Cass BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, EVANGELISM, FEATURED ARTICLES Leave a Comment

By Sue Cass Those who are saved by the grace of Jesus Christ are special in His eyes. Those who walk away will dwell in an environment known as darkness. He who is on high is the Light of the world. The only way to see your way through a world of darkness is to plug into the Light. Then ye shall see forever. He who enters a dark room automatically reaches for the light …

Every Step With God Beside Me

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Our every step in life is the subject of divine decree. And though a man will plan out his course, it is God who ultimately directs his steps. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” Psalm 37:23 (NKJV)  “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)  As parents, we are pleased with each tottering footstep made by our children. We cheer as they move …

Pride is Insidious

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 Billy Graham was once asked, “What is the definition of sin?” He gave the following answer: “A sin is any thought or action that falls short of God’s will. God is perfect, and anything we do that falls short of His perfection is sin.” The Hebrew and Greek words translated “sin” largely around two major concepts. The first is that of transgression. To transgress means “to step across” or “to go beyond a set boundary …

Do You Have A Critical Spirit?

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Do you have a tendency to criticize others? Have you ever frowned on a different approach some co-worker selected to meet a challenge, even though they were successful? Or, are you guilty of rolling your eyes at a stranger’s disheveled appearance? Criticism is the act of judging unfavorably or faultfinding. There is always more to a story and we are often clueless to all the whys behind a situation. A true friend will speak the …

Easter and the Unbeliever

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What do we know about Jesus? What does Scripture say? Historical writings by Tacitus and Josephus validate His existence. Historians called the followers of Jesus, Christians. They believed, as we do, Jesus was the Son of God in flesh. http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/did-jesus-exist/ As believers, we recognize the Bible as the inspired Word of God.  It is a historic record of the Hebrew/Jewish people’s history with God, the life and teachings of Jesus, and the beginning of the …

One Step Away – From Jesus

Greg Holt BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES Leave a Comment

I want any of you who read/watch this to really stop and listen to Mark’s words here. If you have sinned, if you have moved away from Christ, if you even have only considered Christ as your Savior – you are only one step away from truly being forgiven in any case. Jesus will take you as you are – even if you already know Him – just come back into the fold, trust in …

He is Risen!

Lyle Rapacki U.S. NEWS 1 Comment

Jesus Christ died.  He died quivering on a cross, after receiving a horrific public thrashing that would have killed any other human.  He died after carrying His own instrument of death, the top part of the cross, to Golgotha where He was brutally and efficiently nailed to the beam He carried. He died after hanging between heaven and earth for about six hours in unexplainable agony.  To make certain of His death, the order was …