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Press On

“I press on that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.” – Philippians 3:12[1] God calls us to “press on” – to forget what’s behind and “reach forward” to what’s ahead (Philippians 3:13). Like runners in a race, we must “press toward the goal for the…

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A Time to Speak

Loose lips sink ships. In the uncertain political climate that we live in today, is it “a time to speak” or “a time to keep silence” (Ecclesiastes 3:7)? It takes wisdom to know the difference. Silence appears like cowardice to many people, but it’s often wise. This is why I don’t think most Christians would…

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Bonhoeffer and Hitler

If you had lived during World War II and knew about a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, would you join it? German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer knew about and supported such a plot, the failed one carried out by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg on July 20, 1944. Bonhoeffer was executed on April 9, 1945. Some historians have called him a…

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Spiritual Healing

“Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me and know my anxieties. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” – Psalm 139:23-24[1] When the disciples asked Jesus why a certain man was born blind, he said, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned but…

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Growing Up

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, [and] I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:11 (NKJV) The apostle Paul became a man in 1st-century Judea, but many young men today have not. News on…

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Solar Energy: Jesus Christ

Since the Industrial Revolution in the early 1700s, mankind has been using coal, oil, and natural gas for energy. These fossil fuels are depleted from the earth each year; they aren’t renewable. Like wind and hydroelectric power, solar energy is renewable. However, using it to power homes and businesses on a national scale is still…