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  1. When we can't clean up the mess we made...

    I was reading a news article earlier today which once again reaffirmed how fallible we human beings are. How wrong the atheist and the humanist are in wanting to credit ourselves for all of 'man's great accomplishments'. That only seems to work if you look at things we actually do well at...but always, eventually we mess things up and never just a little bit, but grandly.

    Now thousands upon thousands of birds, and sea creatures are's lively hoods are destroyed. Husbands ...
  2. From "Stand to Reason"..Do you take the bible literally?

    I got this in my email today and thought I would share..its very good:

    by Gregory Koukl
    “Do you take the Bible literally?” is a question frequently asked about biblical interpretation. I answer that I try to take the Bible with the precision the particular biblical writer intended. I take the words at their plain meaning unless the writer has signaled me to do otherwise.

    Ironically, Evangelicals who pride themselves on “taking the Bible literally” often feel
  3. Study notes on dealing with difficult people for my church

    2 Samuel 16:5-14 (New International Version)

    Shimei Curses David
    5 As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the same clan as Saul's family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed as he came out. 6 He pelted David and all the king's officials with stones, though all the troops and the special guard were on David's right and left. 7 As he cursed, Shimei said, "Get out, get out, you man of blood, you scoundrel! 8 The LORD has repaid
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  4. The narrow road Matthew 7:13-23

    I could write a small book on the Matthew 7:13-23 passage alone. I have seen Christians react one way or another to this passage..either they see many other Christians as not following this narrow path and not truly knowing who Christ is but simply throw around His Name, believing only they are on that straight and narrow path or they react with fear and think they must somehow work harder using 'works' to assure their salvation. Neither response is correct though. What they need to do is work ...
  5. Reaching inward.. the struggle with sin.

    Reaching inward.. the struggle with sin.

    Romans 7 (New Living Translation)

    15 I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. 16 But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. 17 So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.

    18 And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what
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