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The Source

John 15:1-8 (KJV)For something to reach its potential it must be maintained by its source. Genesis 1:12 (KJV) 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

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Religious Hatred

Anthony De Mello, a Jesuit priest known throughout the world for his writing and spiritual conferences, told the story of a tourist who says to his guide, “You have a right to be proud of your town. I was especially impressed with the number of churches in it. Surely the people here must love the Lord.” “Well, replied the cynical guide, “they may love the Lord, but they sure as hell hate each other.” (The Song of the Bird)

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Forgiveness

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2)When we realize that it is sin that separates us from God, then we see the magnitude of sin and our enormous need for forgiveness. Only then can we know the scope of God’s plan and the great price that Jesus paid that we might have forgiveness. Therefor if there were no forgiveness through Christ, then we could never be reconc...

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Imagination

A gift from God is imagination. Children specialize in the art. Through play they act out favorite stories pretending to be heroes and angels, beauty queens and athletes. They wonder what they will be when they grow up.In the school where my daughter-in-law and granddaughter teach, representatives from various occupations come to the school to give the children a vision of what it’s like to be a police officer, doctor, priest, and other professions. The children’s imagi...

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How Great Thou Art, Part 2

2 Kings 4:1-7 (KJV) 1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. 2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. 3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of ...

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Slow Down

In this hurried frantic world in which we live, every minute of our time it seems is totally consumed. So in the maddening rush, just where are our priorities? This world has convinced most people that more is better and if we work more and make more money we can have it all and be happy. While it is true that we must work to make a living, how much is a living and how much is just acquiring more stuff? Maybe it’s time that we start thinking about where our priorities should really lie....

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A More Sure Word

We have a more sure word of prophecy; II Peter 1:19 KJVAll scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. II Timothy 3:16 KJVThe words of the Lord are pure words:as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, they shalt preserve them from t...

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