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  • America's steady move away from freedom and a free market
    America's steady move away from freedom and a free market
    If an historian would examine American history from the days of the first European colonies, would it be a wonderful tale of freedom or not? Some of the original colonies did not have freedom of religion. Religious persecution of those who were...
  • Did Jesus’ knowledge of being God’s Son make sinlessness easy?
    Did Jesus’ knowledge of being God’s Son make sinlessness easy?
    When people discuss the fact that Jesus lived a completely sinless life, some often feel that his knowing he was God's Son, made it much easier on him than it is for those of us who know we are not. Such a statement needs to be carefully...
  • 'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #1 - 'In the beginning"
    'Be the Message' Daily Challenge - Day #1 - 'In the beginning"
    The Bible’s first book (known as “Genesis”) and the Gospel of John begin with the phrase “In the beginning.” Coincidence?No, my dear friends, it was intentional. The Holy Spirit inspired the author of each book to...
  • Utilizing talents
    Utilizing talents in the Christian life
    What does the Biblesay regarding talents? How does God want us to utilize talents He has given us? The Bible has much to say on the topic of talents and utilizing talents, but the main area of focus throughout this article will be on Matthew...
  • The whale of a fish that swallowed Jonah
    The whale of a fish that swallowed Jonah
    According to the Bible, Jonah was swallowed up by a great fish prepared by God (Jonah 1:17). He was in the belly of this great fish for three days and three nights. But in Matthew 12:40 the Scripture said Jonah was in the whale's belly. Is...
  • Jesus' Last Words: Make Disciples! by James Devine
    'Jesus' Last Words: Make Disciples!' by James Devine
    Dr. James Devine, senior pastor of Oregon's Powell Valley Evangelical Covenant Church believes the world's most "pressing" need is to pursue Christ's last command to "...go and make disciples." The last words Jesus...
  • Crack open the Word of God
    Crack open the common to see the uncommon
    A Daily Word from the Word for Tuesday, October 21, 2014“Take the fish that comes up first. And when you have opened its mouth, you will find a piece of money.” – Matthew 17:27 Allow me to set the scene for you. Peter just came...
  • Live for the Moment - A Devotion
    Live for the Moment - A Devotion
    Job 7:17-18 (NLT)“What are people that you should make so much of us that you should think of us so often? For you examine us every morning and test us every moment.”There are many people who I have looked to for advice in the Bible as...
  • Daily Bible Readings 10.21.14
    ULC - Universal Life Church - Daily Thought and Prayer For 10.21.14
    ~Daily Thought & Daily Bible Readings Courtesyof the Universal Life Church World Headquarters(See Our Contact Information Captioned Below)Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves. —Queen VictoriaIsn...
  • Columbia Biblical Studies: Tuesday, October 21
    Lord, give us hearts that feel love and compassion
    Today’s bible study is Ezekiel 36:26: I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.At first glance, this seems to be a very reassuring and easy to...
  • Christian Living
    5 insane (but true) things about Christian living.
    Christians have always been and always will be called to live differently than those in world around them. \The reason for this separation of the faithful and the world is laid out in many verses in the Bible including Roman's 12:2 NIV, "...
  • Detroit Church of Christ Examiner issues a “Be the Message” daily challenge!
    Detroit Church of Christ Examiner issues a “Be the Message” daily challenge!
    When I came out of the baptistry waters at University Christian Church in East Lansing, Michigan, I was a changed man. It was the fulfillment of 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has...
  • Renewable energy
    Renewable Energy
    Read Colossians 1Sometimes we follow Jesus and just seem worn out at the end of the day, maybe sooner.Sometimes we share this incredible good news of real life in Jesus Christ and face more ambivalence than rejection. Sometimes we get the...
  • Houston's religious bigotry a foreshadowing of the future
    Houston's religious bigotry a foreshadowing of the future
    It comes as no surprise that the city of Houston is still demanding all speeches (sermons) from five pastors related to homosexual and gender identity issues in response to a lawsuit against the city.Why is this no surprise? Because they believe...
  • Keep Calm and Have Faith
    “Left Behind” Is More Than a Movie: It's an Unforgettable Journey of a Lifetime
    There is truly nothing new under the sun. Even the “Left Behind” book series is back after all these years in movie theaters across the nation starting in October 2014. With so many greats known and unknown gone ahead of us this year...