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  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Monday, March 2
    Lenten meditations: Monday, March 2
    As we continue our annual journey throughLent, Christians throughout Columbia will be sharing their own beautifully written personal meditations. Each will be accompanied by a corresponding scripture reading, and be linked to that passage in the...
  • Let go of the past
    What are you repeating?
    A Daily Word from the Word for Monday, March 2, 2015“He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends.” – Proverbs 17:9 I keep hearing the Lord say “don’t repeat an old season. I...
  • Waiting for Spring - A Devotion
    Waiting for Spring - A Devotion
    Isaiah 61:10-11 (NLT)I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels. The...
  • Safety of our children is still an issue
    Should Pastors convicted of breaking the law face tougher sentences
    A Minnesota Pastor, wanted for months, has been captured in Brazil, according to a March 1 article in USA Today. Victor Arden Barnard was arrested and charged with 59 counts of sexual assault against 2 young girls that were members of his church....
  • God is Faithful
    He Knows
    He Knows God knows when we suffer. He knows when our feelings have been broken to the point of numbness. After all, He made us and everything else on the planet, and even the whole universe as we know. The...
  • The Genesis Project
    From former strip club, pastor declares 'We're standing on holy ground'
    From breaking up fights between rival gang members as a youth pastor toplanting a “church” in a strip club at age 50, Pastor Rob Cowles is – in hiswords – an unconventional, hippie preacher married to a woman who didn't...
  • Dog Thoughts:
    Dog thoughts: Eating the body and drinking the blood of Jesus
    John 6:53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.Is Jesus advocating cannibalism?The people who heard this at the time were shocked and...
  • Kanye West announces ‘So Help Me God’ as seventh album title
    Kanye West announces ‘So Help Me God’ as seventh album title
    Kanye West made a big announcement late Saturday night. According to a report by BET Sunday, the often times controversial rapper dropped the title of his latest album on Twitter. The social media announcement revealed the title of his latest...
  • What is the unpardonable sin?
    What is the unpardonable sin?
    If a person is new to Christianity they may misunderstand or even possess little or no knowledge of what the term “unpardonable/unforgivable sin” or “blasphemy of the Holy Spirit” is that the Bible mentions in Mark 3:22-30...
  • Matthew 7:1 is one of the most misused verses in the Bible
    The irony of accusing someone of judging you
    Most people misuse some scriptures because they do not understand the context. Matthew 7:1 is one of those scriptures."Do not judge, or you too will be judged."The context of the scripture is that Jesus is passing judgment on the...
  • circumcision
    Against all hope
    Read Romans 4:18-25God chose a people from among all the peoples of the planet with whom he would communicate, demonstrate his ways, and make a way for the entire world to be blessed. Out of this people would come the Savior of the world.God...
  • Judgment
    Seven or eight woes unto the Scribes and Pharisees
    Read Matthew 23Let’s have a little fun before we begin our study. Please look up Matthew 23:14 in the New International Version (NIV) or the New Revised Standard Versions (NRSV).What? I got a footnote instead of a verse. I am taking my Bible...
  • Keep Pressing - A Devotion
    Keep Pressing - A Devotion
    Philippians 3:14 (NLT)I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.Life is full of pressure. It presents problems at our doorstep without asking. Change is pushy always...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Sunday, March 1
    Lenten meditations: Sunday, March 1
    As we continue our annual journey throughLent, Christians throughout Columbia will be sharing their own beautifully written personal meditations. Each will be accompanied by a corresponding scripture reading, and be linked to that passage in the...
  • Ever flowing
    Wandering our way into a family
    Family. We define it by blood. We define it by heritage. We sometimes define it by who teaches us to walk, to talk, to drive or to go further than we dare to dream. However you define it, I feel that "family" has proven to be far too...