Commentary

Do Not Speak Evil of a Ruler

  1. 24th April 2019
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Politicians the world over receive a lot of criticism. Opposing parties denigrate their opponents to win the hearts of the citizenry to their side. During election cycles the vilification is frenzied as attack upon attack is leveled. But should a Christian be caught up in reviling the leaders of their nation, state, or city? While political opponents and their...

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Appearances

  1. 20th April 2019
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

The story goes that a couple was sitting at the counter in a diner enjoying a cup of coffee when the husband nudged his wife and said, “Honey, look at that old couple at the end of the bar. Someday, that will be us.” His wife glanced in that direction and said, with some amusement, “You realize of course that what you see is a mirror at the end of the bar!” This...

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Are You Superstitious?

  1. 17th April 2019
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Superstitions come in just about every stripe imaginable. While you may laugh at others’ superstitions, do you have your own? Many people are superstitious. Some carry a lucky rabbit’s foot, coin, gem, or medal. Some knock on wood so as not to "jinx" the outcome of a statement they made, which ancient pagans also did to invoke the benevolent acts of the tree...

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Freedom from Guilt?

  1. 13th April 2019
  2. Adam J. West

Are you sometimes plagued with gnawing feelings of guilt? Do anxious feelings of wrongdoing stir inside you, resulting in thoughts of shame and inferiority? You are not alone! But why, as human beings, do we have to experience and even be riddled with guilt? The fact is guilt plays a vital role in God’s purpose and plan. What is that role? How should you deal ...

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Warning: Do Not Over-inflate

  1. 10th April 2019
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

“Do not over-inflate” is a common-sense warning found on tires, balls, toys, and boats. It also applies to floating devices, bounce houses, balloons, and nearly anything inflatable. Things over-inflated can burst, ruining the item and potentially causing damage and injury.

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Because He Is Risen, I Do Not Keep Easter

  1. 06th April 2019
  2. Wallace G. Smith

I believe in the risen Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior of mankind. I believe that after His crucifixion on Passover, He was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth—as He said He would be. I believe He was then resurrected by His Father, restored to the glory He had with His Father before the world was.

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Are You Happy?

  1. 03rd April 2019
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

Are you happy? What makes us happy—truly happy? Many might respond to that question by asking, “Well, how do you define happiness?”

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An Unheard Cry

  1. 30th March 2019
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

You have probably seen an emotional appeal while watching your favorite television program or the news. A voice filled with concern narrates an unsettling story of suffering and privation, as a shivering little dog turns its forlorn face to the camera. The narration continues cycling through images of other neglected animals, giving details of abandoned dogs and...

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The Big Reveal

  1. 27th March 2019
  2. Roger Meyer (guest columnist)

A “big reveal” is popular today for expectant parents to reveal the gender of their baby to excited family and friends. Mystery stories and movies also employ a “big reveal” at a crucial time in the story to maintain interest. The Bible also contains very interesting and captivating “big reveals.” Expectant parents are excited to find out their baby’s gender—boy...

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A Bad Combination

  1. 23rd March 2019
  2. Ben Maddox (guest columnist)

Much has been said about what makes a winning team, whether in sports, the workplace, or even relationships. It sometimes comes down to “chemistry” and an entire “team’s” willingness to pull together, whether it’s a team of eleven, twenty, or two. The Hebrew Scriptures have a great deal of information concerning teamwork—or the lack thereof. Let us consider one...

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