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Let’s Fight FOR Worship!

Everybody worships. Not everyone believes in God, or in gods, or in the God of the Bible, but everyone worships. Everybody ascribes worth to something, which is one of the basic definitions of worship. My favorite book about worship, outside the Bible, is Warren Wiersbe's Real Worship: Playground, Battleground, or Holy Ground?. Wiersbe offers this concise definition of worship... Worship is the believer’s response of all that they are—mind, emotions, will, and body—to …

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Can You Just Heal My Boy?

"I begged your disciples to cast out the spirit, but they couldn't do it." (Luke 9:40 NLT) The disciples had plenty of great experiences to boast about. They were in the inner circle. They had been hanging out with one of Israel's most popular rabbis. But on this day, they were powerless. They had religious solutions to offer, but this man wanted just one simple thing... "Can you just heal my boy?" Sometimes we have a ton of great answers to offer, but no one is asking …

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We Need That Old Time Religion!

I'm writing this article to a generation that might never have heard the old song, Old Time Religion (so I included a clip from an old movie for you). I grew up in an old-fashioned church. We had an old building, built in 1833, and an old cemetery with civil war era headstones. We sang old songs on old instruments and most of the old people that were my heroes when I was younger have gone on home to heaven. You may be preparing yourself for one of those "we need things to …

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Just Turn To Jesus, It’s That Simple

Confession: Christianity is a mess! But that's the tendency of religion isn't it? We have too many denominations, too many moral failures among leaders, and too much quibbling over secondary issues. We argue about music styles, dress codes, and politics. Let's admit it. And while we're admitting, let's admit that we've also messed up the message of the gospel. We either water it down or muddy it up. We either leave out the parts about Jesus' death, burial and …

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I Think It’s Time To Be Concerned

I'm deeply concerned. Jesus made a bold statement once about the influence of believers when He said, "If the salt loses its savor, it is good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under the foot of men." I've just finished reading an article by Al Mohler that gives an articulate voice to a rising concern within Christianity - are we losing our savor? …

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The Religion of Atheism

I just read a news story about an atheistic group in Washington state that has placed a sign in the state capital building promoting atheism. The sign is located adjacent to a nativity scene also paid for by a private organizations, and both organizations obtained permits for their displays. You can read more about the story here. I am not opposed to either display - we live in a nation that celebrates the freedom of speech as well as the freedom of worship, so either of …

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