Category Archives: DOCTRINE

Restless People

 “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”       St. Augustine of Hippo, 400 AD Remember my friend Martha who was not interested in attending Bible study?  She said … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in God!

I invited a friend to Bible study.  She didn’t hesitate in her reply:  “I’m sorry, but I don’t believe in God. If God does exist, I don’t believe I should be accountable to Him.  If I’m wrong, then I’m willing … Continue reading

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Putting God to the Test

“I will put God to the test.” But the mere thought broke Efe. She couldn’t hold back her tears when faced with the image of her children leaving her forever. “Now is not the time for tears, she thought. Be strong. … Continue reading

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Do You Know About the Messianic Jews?

A man sat on the bench next to our Bible table at the beach. He began eating his hamburger when I noticed he was wearing a name badge. “So how is that hamburger, Richard?” “Huh? Oh, I forgot I was … Continue reading

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Life Savings Are Gone

As an online missionary for Global Media Outreach ( www.godlife.com )  I received an email from Gordon in an African country.  He’s a solid Christian, but his life savings and property are gone, confiscated by lawyers through the courts. His question: “What could … Continue reading

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Anxieties

Today I purchased some bedding plants from the nursery.  A young employee was helping me make decisions when I noticed his unusual bracelet.  “I imagine there’s a story behind that bracelet you’re wearing.” “Yes there is.  I struggle with anxieties … Continue reading

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Summit Ministries for Teens

When the twins, Jessica and James were 16, their parents  forced them to attend a two-week program at Summit Ministries for Teens Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO. That’s right, they were forced against their will. Their parents explained that this … Continue reading

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Ice Blended Mocha

Last week we had four workers digging trenches in our yard and laying pipes. They were all Hispanic and spoke broken English. When they took their lunch break I went outside carrying paper cups and a pitcher of ice blended … Continue reading

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God Rewards Obedience

As an online missionary for Global Media Outreach (www.godlife.com),  I received a letter from a dear woman in a developing country.  She wrote: “The Lord is awesome! I want you to know that your work is not in vain. You … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Your Lord? NOT!

A 21-year-old stopped at our Bible table at the beach. He said he made Jesus his Lord and Savior two years ago, but he stopped reading the Bible and going to church because he felt he would be a hypocrite … Continue reading

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