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Jesus and Peter had a special relationship. Peter was often chosen to be in the top three who were the very closest followers of Jesus. When Jesus told his close followers that he was going to be betrayed, arrested, and face his death, Peter declared that even if all the others were to drop …

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Do you know what the Millennium is (Part Four)?

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Can anyone be a Christian? The simple answer is yes and no. God wants everyone to end up with a life of joy without suffering or regret. There are exceptions, however, based upon what a person chooses to do. 

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Do you know what the Millennium is (Part Two)? Last week we studied and found that the millennium is simply a 1,000 year period that begins when Jesus comes again and this is the time of the first resurrection (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 KJV). We also found that those who are “left behind” do n…

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Do you know what the Millennium is (Part One)? Well, do you remember when we were going to begin the “new millennium” in the year 2000? Many predicted the end of the world and other nonsense like: all computers will stop working; the banking system will not be able to operate; the economy wo…

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We each have our own habits and routines. From the way that we walk and talk to the way that we hold our hands, we can be identified by our friends.  From across an auditorium a style of clothing, a gesture, or posture can help a person to pick out someone that is not expected to be there ev…

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means (Final Part)?

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One of the earliest stories that went around about the missing body of Jesus after his death and entombment involved grave robbers. Jewish authorities went to the Roman Governor and asked for an armed guard to secure the body in the tomb from possible theft by the followers of Jesus. Those t…

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means (Part 8)? Last week we found that Jesus is the Door and whoever enters in will be saved (John 10:9 KJV) and He is inviting all of us to enter in (Revelation 22:12-21 KJV).

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On that first Easter Sunday the disciples were not the first to find that Jesus was out of the tomb after his death and burial. Women went to finish the job of wrapping the body with linen and inserting the rest of the burial spices in the wrappings. They found the stone rolled away, which s…

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means (Part 7)?

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When an important relationship is broken, without cause, by one party walking out, that can only lead to hard feelings. There are two sides when imperfect humans are involved. Sometimes though, one party acts with complete innocence and is faithful while the other party is not. It is in thos…

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means (Part 6)? We’ve seen that we must be seeking the Holy Spirit for revival and reformation in our hearts and proclaiming the Gospel to others now or we’ll be as the five foolish virgins being told “go ye rather to them that sell, and buy fo…

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Jesus had friends named Martha, Mary, and Lazarus.  Lazarus got really sick. Word was sent to Jesus that he should come. Martha and Mary were hoping that Jesus would be able to heal their brother. That didn’t happen.

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The death of Jesus was premeditated. It involved many powerful people and some preplanning that would include information about where Jesus could be located away from the crowds. With that condition and time table, a trial at night (which was against their own practice of the law) had to tak…

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means (Part 5)? Last week we discussed the preparation of the wise virgins and the lack of preparation by the foolish virgins when the cry at midnight was made (Matthew 25:6KJV).

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Have you noticed people becoming increasingly self-absorbed, and growing in their love of money, or are people getting more boastful, proud, and possibly even more abusive? Thinking about social media as well as face to face contact, are people less grateful, disrespectful of previous genera…

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means (part four)?

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Last Aug. 29, my beloved wife of 32 years had a seizure and was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumor. Despite successful surgery and six weeks of follow-up chemo/radiation therapy, Desirae died and went to heaven four months later on Jan. 3, at the age of 56. “…and the dust returns to t…

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means (Part 3)?

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We each have a set of values that inform our life choices. The foundation for a person’s life should endure. That motivating guidance should also give a person what is best for them. It should be based on the best information that is available and the purest of motives.

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means (Part 2)?

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40 Days for Life is the world’s largest grassroots movement to end abortion. God has used 40 Days for Life to establish a proven track record of saving lives and closing abortion clinics.

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On the Day of Pentecost Peter realized that a prophecy had been fulfilled.  Words recorded hundreds of years before had become reality in a miraculous way. The evidence was the spontaneous use of unlearned foreign languages along with a loud sound of wind coming from a specific place in the city.

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Do you know what the parable of the ten virgins means? Jesus gave this parable to us so that we can prepare ourselves for His soon return. Therefore, we will work our way through this parable verse by verse so we can get the full message that Jesus is telling us.

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People who work in the sciences are to be honored. Those who dedicate their efforts to our well-being have made a difference in our lives. Not only scientists from the past need that honor such as Galileo, Mendel, and Faraday, but also those who are working today. 

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Do you know what it’s like to be in the presence of God? We can only imagine but the Bible gives us some fiery descriptions. When God came down and gave Moses the Ten Commandments, the Bible says, burned in fire as He descended upon it (Exodus 19:18 KJV) and all Israel saw His glory as a dev…

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What God wants from us is that we believe in the rewarding existence of God. God desires that we do justice, and practice merciful kindness, while we conduct our lives humbly in the presence of the Almighty. God wants us to listen to God as though our very lives depended upon it, and to agre…

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Last week’s article did not end up on a positive note because people ignored God after God had helped them. They were captured and some died, but that is not the end of the story. There is another important part of this story.

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Do you know anyone with a strong will? If we are honest with ourselves, we can all say yes, especially if we look at our own self. Really? We may not think so but the Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23 KJV).

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Do you know how much God loves us (Part 2)?

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People at the church have been studying about what God wants. God wants people to believe that God exists and will reward those who earnestly seek the one true God. God also seeks to have people pursue justice, express merciful loving kindness, and to live their lives humbly before God. God …

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Do you know how much God loves us? The Bible says, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is…

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With some people expressing “unrest” in our country part of a verse from the Old Testament comes to mind. From Micah 6:8 comes the phrase “do justice.” We have heard that there are those who wish to make sure that violent people get the justice that is due. Consequences for actions make sense.

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Do you know the beauty of repentance and forgiveness?

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The writer of the book of Hebrews in the New Testament said that anyone who would come to God “must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6b) 

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Several outstanding citizens of our community, who are recently deceased, have been honored with remembrances to the Clearwater Memorial Public Library (CMPL) Expansion Project, thereby assuring that their lives will leave a lasting legacy for future generations. 

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Matthew 18:3 “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”

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Last week we studied and found that we need only look to the cross on Calvary to find repentance and forgiveness, which only come from Jesus (Act 5:31 KJV). We find a need and desire for a new life (Romans 8:1 KJV; James 1:21-25 KJV) and that we find forgiveness for our sins only comes from …

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Do you know why it’s important to know the time (part 4)?