Monthly Archives: July 2017

Judging

July 31 “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.” (Jesus – Matthew 7:1) We all know that we are not supposed to judge people. In fact, Jesus makes it pretty clear that those who judge, will be … Continue reading

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“Son of Unclean”

July 30 “Immediately he recovered his sight and followed (Jesus) on the way.” (Mark 10:52) Remember that scene from Rocky 2 where Rocky is running through the streets of Philadelphia. Before long he is joined by some neighborhood kids… and … Continue reading

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“Under Sonstruction”

July 28 “But to all who believed Him… He gave the right to become sons of God.” (John 1:12) I used to paint quite a bit. Not rooms. Real paintings – nature scenes, mountains, lighthouses, etc. I actually learned the … Continue reading

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Good vs. Bad

July 27 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18) It seems we all tend to view the events of our lives … Continue reading

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An Objection to God’s Love; part 3

July 25 The fact that there is suffering in the world does not disprove the existence of God. We have seen, over the past two days, that suffering is not without purpose (it helps us to grow and mature; it … Continue reading

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An Objection to God’s Love; part 2

July 25 Yesterday, we began discussing a popular objection in the minds of many skeptics. At the heart of this objection is the idea that IF God really loves us, bad things should never happen. This view is based upon … Continue reading

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An Objection to God’s Love

July 24 Today, I want to follow-up on my thoughts about trash and treasure, by attempting to answer an objection that runs deep in the hearts of the skeptical. I hear this objection often when it comes to the issue … Continue reading

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Trash Talk too

July 23 You may have heard the news report, out of Cocoa FL, from July 12. A group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond. The teens recorded the 31-year-old’s drowning on video – … Continue reading

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Trash Talk

July 22 Just the other day, while out driving on a stretch of rural road, I came across a section of road that was littered with an abundance of trash. Trash on the road. In the ditches. Strewn across the … Continue reading

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The Gardens of God

July 21 “He restores my soul…” (Psalm 23:3a) Yesterday, we talked about seeds – how they are like thoughts sown into our minds and hearts – and how the “plants” from those seeds affect our lives. But what if an … Continue reading

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