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Why Should Christians Vote?

If God is ultimately in control of the world and has a specific plan for it, why should Christians even vote? Continue reading

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How Much Hope Does Your Jesus Offer?

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure . . . ” Hebrews 6:19 ******* Doesn’t it seem that every time you turn on the TV some catastrophe or another writhes across the screen? “Bangladesh: Cheap clothes lead to danger and tragedy”¹ “Southwest Florida children sold as sex slaves”² “Loss of 19 firefighters in Arizona blaze ‘unbearable,’ governor says”³ Tragedy gives way to heartbreak. Pain washes across the TV screen and spills into our hearts, leaving us heavy. So heavy. And with each new wave of “breaking news” we groan for the relief and redemption* that Jesus will bring when He returns to: Eradicate evil. End the suffering of the innocent. Redeem and restore His creation. Reward the righteous. Rule as a Righteous Judge, a Gentle Shepherd, … Continue reading

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Jesus is Coming: Are You Ready?

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God . . .” (I Thessalonians 4:16) For years my family has lived by a maxim of sorts that has defined the way we think about our life. In the midst of troubles both great and small we always come back to it. It goes like this: ” . . . but then, Jesus could come back tomorrow and this (trial, worry, disappointment, need) won’t matter anymore.” It never fails to help us regain our footing, re-adjust our priorities, and revitalize our hope. Well, recently I’ve been reading through I Thessalonians in my Bible and I noticed that the end of each chapter emphasizes living every day in … Continue reading

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