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How faith impacts the way one lives ones life and the questions that may make one question their faith.

The Medicine of the Words we Use

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We have a large number of conversations in a day, whether face-to-face, on the telephone, via email, Facebook, audio/visual platforms, etc. The words we hear and see, speak and type provide a great amount of information and can have a profound effect on us and likewise our words can have a profound effect on others. […]

An anchor in times of uncertainty

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The current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic raises anxiety, stress and fear. The disease is affecting every aspect of society, and not just in one city, province, state, territory or county, but throughout the world. There is so much uncertainty even with governments, healthcare organizations, businesses, educational institutions and citizens putting so many resources just […]

Have salt in yourselves

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Three times in his teaching Jesus refers to salt, and always in a figurative sense. The first is in the Sermon on the Mount, and follows immediately after the Beatitudes. Jesus had declared who are “blessed”; and all the Beatitudes until the last one were expressed objectively: “Blessed are the poor”; but in the last, […]

Are you afraid?

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What are you afraid of? A survey completed in 2018 found that at least in the United States, fear is on the rise. The top fear was of corrupt government officials, and other fears were the environment, not having enough money in the future, and those we love becoming ill or dying. It is understandable […]

Keeping the Sabbath Today

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The Sabbath in the Life of the Lord Jesus Christ Strange things about this day begin to emerge in the Gospels. Jesus taught in the synagogues on the sabbath, of course (Mark 1:21; Luke 4:16,31), as did the apostles later (Acts 13:14,42,44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4), but this proves nothing in the case, save that the […]

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

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And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. (Mark 1:17-18 ESV) When Simon and Andrew heard those words “Follow me” and immediately left their nets, do you think they knew what it would mean to follow the Christ? […]

Who is our Master? (Opression versus Generosity)

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God makes it very clear throughout the Bible that He has a heart for the poor and needy, for those who are oppressed, taken advantage of, or ignored by others. The Law of Moses contains numerous instructions for compassionate treatment of the less fortunate such as not harvesting everything from your fields, but leaving some […]

Thanking God

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Being thankful is an action and an attitude and it pleases God. In the Bible, we read a great deal about “thanksgiving”, “being thankful”, and “giving thanks”. In the Old Testament, we learn that “thanksgiving” was a “sacrifice” that could be made, as it was part of the peace offering (Leviticus 7:11-18). We may not […]

8 Ways to find happiness

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Jesus told his followers how to find happiness. It was not through having every wish, every need and want fulfilled. It was instead a state of mind brought about by experience and wisdom. Become Poor in Spirit! Those who are poor in spirit are happy. This is not a weak, unattractive, poorness of character. It […]

Slow to Anger

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“Respond in haste, regret at leisure.” So goes an old adage. There have been many more of these wise sayings recorded, down through human history with a similar message. A quick temper is not generally considered to be one of them ore desirable traits of the human character. It has also been said that when […]