Bible Study

A Christmas Mission Statement

Jesus is the reason for the season, we all know that. Just knowing that, however, does not make it a true statement for you, or for me. Two words: hunger and presence. Both are synonymous with Christmas. Let these two words be the inspiration to guide your Christmas mission statement. A mission statement, just for…

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All You Need is Love

All you need is love! By Roger Helland…My wife and I, together with her brother and sister and their spouses, attended a dinner theater in Calgary. The show was titled, “A Hard Day’s Knight.” It was a talented and engaging comedy-musical based on Camelot—King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Sir Lancelot, and Merlin the magician. The show…

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Remaining in Christ’s Love

Would you agree, love is the way of life? Is it not true that the central theme in many novels, movies, and songs is love? So is the central person in the universe, God, who is love. The Beatles sang, “All you need is love.” Christian leaders must love well if they expect to lead…

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Is God Mad At Me?

We sometimes view God as an angry parent. One who knows that we are going to mess up and has our punishment assigned even before we make the mistake. Then when we go through difficulties, it only proves our theory: I’m bad. God is angry with me. Therefore, I’m being punished. But what if that…

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Do Not Rejoice When Your Enemy Falls

Osama Bin Laden Dead

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles.” (Proverbs 24:17) On May 2, 2011 the reports began to filter in. People gathered and stood breathlessly still, daring to hope. Then came the awaited confirmation from the US President, Barack Obama: “Osama Bin Laden is dead.”…

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How do you get to heaven?

Everyone will find themselves in one of two places when they die; they will either be in heaven or in hell. How will they get there? There are varying beliefs about how a person gets to heaven. Most people believe they will simply earn their way to heaven because they’ve done some good things. That’s…

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Waiting for Something Better To Come Along?

Kids Playing At Beach

Are you waiting for something better to come along? A new job, bigger paycheck, a loved-one to change for the better? Longing for those picture-perfect moments we create in our heads can set us up for disappointment. Meanwhile, we miss out on some great moments now. Today, on my part of the globe, it’s the…

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No Makeup Mondays

Woman Applying Makeup in Mirror

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may know I’ve declared my Mondays makeup-free. I wish I could tell you that it started as a result of some, super-spiritual act of self-discipline. It didn’t. As much as I love to do my hair, put on a little lip gloss and wear a really…

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Jesus is coming back soon. Are YOU Ready?

Jesus is coming back. Soon. Lately I’ve been asking myself, am I ready? How about you? Do you really believe that Jesus is coming back? Do you believe He could come back at any minute? Are you ready? The way you are living your life at this very moment will answer that last question. Jesus…

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Haiti. Why did God let this happen?

Many were stunned by the earthquake and devastation in Haiti. Many asked, “Why did God let this happen? It’s a fair question, with few answers. Last night I watched as a television reporter from CNN shared one of the many miracle stories coming out of the Haiti disaster. Rescue workers pulled an older man out…

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