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  • Explanation of richer or poorer
    Explanation of 'For richer or poorer'
    You have probably heard "for richer or poorer" in the traditional wedding vows. Do you know what this expression means?What does it mean when both the man and woman promise to love, honor, cherish and obey each other for richer or poorer...
  • For better or worse
    Explanation of 'For better or worse'
    In the traditional wedding vows, both the man and woman promise to love, honor, cherish and obey each other for better or for worse. That's a covenant between the two people.Christians have entered into a spiritual covenant with God to obey...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Thursday, March 5
    Lenten meditations: Thursday, March 5
    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...
  • Why people go into full time ministry
    Why people give up lucrative jobs to go into ministry
    We are all made in God's own image, but we all have different personalities and passions. Why does one person have a deep passion for preaching, another for teaching and yet another for missions? While God has commanded us all to spread His...
  • Eat God's best
    Eat God’s Words
    A Daily Word from the Word for Thursday, March 5, 2015“Your Words were found, and I ate them, and Your Word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart.” – Jeremiah 15:16a Tired of eating your own words, my brother? Getting sick...
  • Pruning Me - A Devotion
    Pruning Me - A Devotion
    John 15:1-3 (NKJV)“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”There is a little crepe...
  •  “Remain in me, as I also remain in you," John 15: 4
    The fruit of the Holy Spirit
    What is the fruit of the Holy Spirit? The Bible clearly states that every believer from the moment he or she accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior has the Holy Spirit living on the inside of them. The Spirit of God takes up residence in every...
  • Why was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden?
    Why was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden?
    Do you ever wonder why God allowed the tree of the knowledge of good and evil to be in the Garden of Eden? Well, most Christians may have pondered this very thought from time to time; after all it was through the eating of the forbidden fruit on...
  • 5 ways to deal with persecution as a Christian
    5 ways to deal with persecution as a Christian
    Christian persecution is a topic that is in the headlines on almost a daily basis as of late. The terrorist group Isis has targeted Christians, beheading them, burning them alive, and committing horrible atrocities all because they believe in...
  • Joy
    Encouraging pastors and authors to self-publish
    A few months ago, my wife recommended that I read Tim Keller’s “The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness” from Amazon/Kindle. It cost $2.99 (presently it is $.99) and was 48 pages long. I didn’t mind its brevity or its cost...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Wednesday, March 4
    Lenten meditations: Wednesday, March 4
    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...
  • Fish for God
    What are you catching?
    A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, March 4, 2015“‘Follow me,’ Jesus told them, ‘and I will make you fishers of people’" – Matthew 4:19About eight months ago, the Lord gave me a dream where I was...
  • Old Scar New Skin - A Devotion
    Old Scar, New Skin - A Devotion
    Matthew 9:17 (NLT)“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the old skins would burst from the pressure, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine is stored in new wineskins so that both are preserved.”As the winds of...
  • In Christ alone
    In Christ
    Sometimes the smallest words and shortest phrases contain the most profound truths. Such is the case with the prepositional phrase, "in Christ." When a person confesses their sin, believes and accepts God's substitutionary payment...
  • Spiritual reset
    Spiritual reset
    As we go through the year, a thousand distractions take us away from God. Early Christians recognized this and began to take time before the most important season of the Christian year to fast and pray. We call it lent from an old English word for...