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God’s Social Media: Prayer—Part 1

Prayer—Part 1

My wife and I took our daughter to college for the first time in August 2013. She attends school in Wisconsin, 1,700 miles away from home. It’s the first time we’ve been separated by such a long distance, even residing in different time zones. She is very busy at school. Between classes, studying and work, […]

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What is the Opposite of Faith?

What is the Opposite of Faith?

The classic Biblical definition of “Faith” is found in Hebrews 11:1–3, which says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which […]

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Blessed Are They…

Blessed Are They...

One of Jesus’ most will-known messages, found in Matthew 5 and Luke 6, is commonly referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. A portion of that message, known as the Beatitudes, is found in Matthew 5:3–12 and Luke 6:20–23. The term “beatitude” does not appear in the Bible. It derives from the Latin beatitudo […]

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When Can’t Means Won’t—Part 4

When Can't Mens Won't—Part 4

True to his word, Boaz went to the city gate to find the closer kinsman and discuss the situation with him. In biblical times, city gates were central places of commerce and legal activity, as well as being part of a city’s protection against invaders. Important business transactions were conducted, court was convened, and public […]