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A Lesson from Amos for Our Time

  1. 11th September 2021
  2. Roger Meyer

The prophets of old were sent by God to warn Israel, Judah, and other nations that their sins would bring about God’s punishment. This happened over and over again. Could it happen today? And more importantly, will it?

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Heat-Hammer-Anvil

  1. 04th September 2021
  2. Charles Knowlton (1927-2013)

When I was a youngster, we lived close to a blacksmith’s shop. The smith was a man trained to take a piece of metal, heat it, beat it, and cool it—thereby producing needed and useful articles. His tools were simple, his strength was great, and his eye was keen. The blacksmith’s implements were few: a hammer, anvil, and forge. His forge was used to produce heat;...

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Real Hope is NOT Just a Wish

  1. 01st September 2021
  2. Roger Meyer

We live in trying and stressful times. Now, more than ever, we need to have hope. Today, hope is generally considered a feeling of wishing for or desiring something. Is that the kind of hope we need? People say things like “I hope our team wins” or “I hope I get this job.” We desire these things to happen, considering our preferred outcome possible but not...

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Sowing the Wind

  1. 28th August 2021
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

I admit it! I'm a weather junkie. I follow reports on the weather carefully and check the Weather Channel often to see what is going on in different parts of the country and the world. For many years, I was in a business directly impacted by the weather. As you can imagine, it wasn't a random activity for me to want to know what tomorrow's weather would bring—...

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Internet Works of the Flesh

  1. 25th August 2021
  2. Wyatt Ciesielka

Scripture warns of the sins of lewdness, fornication, and adultery, which God calls “works of the flesh” not fitting for His saints (Galatians 5:19–21). If not sincerely repented of, these sexual sins will lead to death (Romans 6:23)! Yet the Internet today is full of modern-day “works of the flesh,” which many adults and even teens are participating in. What...

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Don't Work too Hard?

  1. 21st August 2021
  2. Eddie Breaux

As we parted ways from a meaningful conversation, a friend once bid me a cheerful farewell by saying, "Don't work too hard!" As I began to think about his statement, I wondered, what is wrong with hard work? And how did hard work become vilified in our modern society? Isn't hard work the means of achievement?

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The Chastening of the Lord

  1. 18th August 2021
  2. Roger Meyer

Why do we resent correction? Very early in life, we rebel against being told “no” or being prevented by a parent, sibling, or teacher from doing what we want. What is it about human nature that makes us resist correction?

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Social Influence and God's Wisdom

  1. 14th August 2021
  2. Jonathan McNair

In 2016, American psychiatrist and distinguished professor at Johns Hopkins University Dr. Paul McHue wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal titled, “A New Semester, a New Approach to Campus Turmoil.” Though he may not have realized it, Dr. McHue touched on an important Biblical principle, as he covered the story of a Yale professor coming under fire for...

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The Instruction to “Work Out Your Own Salvation”

  1. 11th August 2021
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

A legendary investor sometimes referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha” is one of the wealthiest men in the world, with his net worth estimated at $90.6 billion as of January 2020. Warren Buffett is known as an astute businessman and philanthropist with an uncanny track record of selecting companies that will achieve long-term success. Through the decades, his...

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A Matter of National Trust?

  1. 07th August 2021
  2. William Williams

Less than two years after he was appointed head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis made news by acknowledging the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide (2015). Armenians and their supporters welcomed the statement, but it angered Turkish leaders who reject using the label “genocide” to describe the murders of nearly two million Armenians from April 1915...

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