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  • Give thanks!
    Give enriching thanks
    A Daily Word from the Word for Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014“Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God.” – 2 Corinthians 9:11 Happy Thanksgiving, family! Greetings from...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, November 27
    Thanksgiving Meditation 2014
    Throughout the year, especially on celebrations and days of special liturgical significance, we often feature meditations by Columbia clergy. ForThanksgivingour guest isThe Rev. Dr. John C. Whatley III, Senior Pastor of Community Church of the...
  • The 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade preparations
    A right focus for Thanksgiving
    Happy Thanksgiving! How can we be thankful in a time like this, when tensions continue in Ferguson, Missouri, racial protests are springing up in major cities across the country, the economy is still not so good, and ISIS continues to be on the...
  • Protestors and law enforcement in Ferguson
    Ferguson, justice and a suggestion for white Christians
    What can one say about the events of Ferguson that has not already been said?Not much.The refusal of the Grand Jury to try Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown was met with predictable responses on all sides.Those looking to...
  • Kenneth Copeland Claims that God is the Biggest Failure of All
    Kenneth Copeland Claims that God is the Biggest Failure of All
    Kenneth Copeland not only called God a failure but boldly said that he was the biggest one of all. Can you imagine such words coming from a so called servant of God? He even said that God was more of a failure than Satan and went on to claim that...
  • Ten Lepers Healed: Only One Returned to Give Thanks
    Thanksgiving Message: 'Lesson from the Leper' that most people miss
    Most people know the story found in Luke 17:11-19 about Jesus healing ten lepers. Preachers and Bible teachers give much attention to the one leper who went back to thank Jesus for his healing while the remaining nine lepers did not. That's a...
  • Two kinds of thanksgiving
    Two kinds of thanksgiving
    In the story of the thankful Samaritan (Luke 17:11-19), ten were healed but only one was pronounced saved by his faith. Were the other nine healed apart from their own faith? Without thankfulness are we not completely well, even though our disease...
  • There are only two races on earth
    There are only two races on earth
    In the end of the day there are really only two races on earth, and they are not distinguished by skin color or kind of hair. They are the good and the bad, the takers and the givers, the generous and the selfish, The selfish race are judged...
  • Football
    Ferguson, Football, and Four-Letter Words
    Thanksgiving is here and, as I reflected on things for which I am thankful, it occurred to me that there were certain things happening in our world that are directly related to the fact that we are not thankful enough. It also brought to my...
  • it's a Pride Thing - A Devotion
    It's A Pride Thing - A Devotion
    Proverbs 16:18-20 (Message)First pride, then the crash—the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. It’s better to live humbly among the poor than to live it up among the rich and famous. It pays to take life seriously; things work out...
  • Moosehead Lake, Greenville, Maine
    A tribute to Paul the Apostle
    Paul trained as a Rabbi under Gamaliel, whom was one of the greatest teachers of the Torah and Jewish customs ever. When Jesus Christ captured Paul and nearly blinded him on the road to Damascus (Acts 9.3-16), the Lord apprehended one of the...
  • Speak life
    Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger
    A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, November 26, 2014“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” – James 1:19...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Wednesday, November 26
    Being more than a name on the membership list
    Today’s bible study is 1 Corinthians 12:12-14: Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body--whether Jews or Gentiles,...
  • If I knew then what I know now: 5 things married Christian women now understand
    If I knew then what I know now: 5 things married Christian women now understand
    “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Proverbs 31:26Why is it that so many times it takes heartache, pain, confusion and disappointment for us to learn? And sometimes we’re still none...
  • Riots cause destruction after the grand jury declines to indict Officer Darren Wilson
    Ferguson's golden calf
    Immediately following the announcement of the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there was chaos, fires, looting, vandalism, and violence in Ferguson, Missouri. It was a mob scene...