Santa Claus

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Preaching that says, “God wants to give us all we want,” gives me great sorrow. Why? Unless we have truly surrendered all our wants and want nothing other than whatever…

Good Works

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Many Christians expect to be in Heaven because they are “basically good,” as if they are not doing so many bad things that they would be destined for Hell. Assuming…

Prison Bars

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When Jesus came to set captives free, he came for you and me, not just the people who were staring out through prison bars. Does a prisoner always know what…

Broken Promises

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Does God always keep his promises? If he does, people might have reason to fear. God’s blessings have conditions. These days, I seldom hear a preacher talk about God’s promises…

Legal Immigrant

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Many jokes have been written about what is required to pass the pearly gates and enter the Kingdom of Heaven. If there really is a condition for admission, and I…

Connect the Dots

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As a child, I was given blank pages with a scattering of numbered dots. I drew a line from one dot to the next until I could see the mystery…

Prayer Believing

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Some think prayer doesn’t matter, because God will do what he wants, anyway. Others pray and nothing happens, so they assume either God doesn’t care or he isn’t listening. What…

Murphy’s Law

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Whatever can go wrong will go wrong. Is that true? Wouldn’t it be nice if everything that went wrong would actually wind up right? Joseph couldn’t conceal his brothers’ evil…

Just Ask

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What if a Christian doctrine was based on a misinterpretation of just one verse? Out of over 23,000 verses, that’s not even half of 1 percent. That just  couldn’t be…

Temptation’s True Test

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The typical recited line from The Lord’s Prayer is “lead us not into temptation.” Is God a controlling force in whether people are tempted to do evil? The difference between…