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…

Automatic Door

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Did Jesus say all I had to do was knock and the door would open? Supposedly, all we have to do is ask. I’d like to quote James 4:2, which…

Child of Stature

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Story books picture David as a child when he faced Goliath. Is that fable or fact? David was the youngest of eight sons. He was too insignificant to be considered…

A Fishy Story

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Based on scientific fact, the biblical story of Jonah reads like a fairy tale. Could it possibly be true? To be thrown into the sea, Jonah had to beat the…

Spiritual Warfare

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I sometimes hear people talk about Satan as the “prince and power of the air,” having dominion on Earth. Supposedly, he’s present everywhere and not only knows our thoughts but…

Boldness to Approach God

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Our High Priest is easily touched with the feeling of our infirmities, because he was tested in every area just as we are, yet without sin. Therefore, we can boldly…