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July 31, 2020

"Be anxious for nothing"

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For those who believe in the "health-wealth-gospel", some statements in the Holy Scriptures may be a paradox, because trials are part of our life as Christians. The apostle Peter tells us this: "In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 1:6-7). (more…)

July 24, 2020

Will there be a surprise after corona?

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Have you ever noticed how pleasant the weather seems after a storm has passed? The wind has stopped and often the sun is shining. The air smells so fresh and clean. Things seem so much better after a storm. (more…)

July 17, 2020

Helping others helps us, too

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When Pontius Pilate asked Jesus if He were a king, Jesus answered: "You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born" (John 18:37). Jesus' concept of rulership was quite a bit different, though, from the rulers of His day. (more…)

July 10, 2020

The higher priority: My feelings or God?

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Over the years, some brethren have stopped attending church services either temporarily or permanently due to hurt feelings or conflicts with another member. This contributed partly to the creation of the "cassette church" a few years ago. (more…)

July 3, 2020

Who gets the credit?

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One of the first lessons we should learn as Christians is that we cannot rely on ourselves, our abilities, our "numbers" or any other human consideration as a primary source for meeting challenges. (more…)

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