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When Was It?

"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you...

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What is Required?

"What offering should I bring when I bow down to worship the LORD God Most High? Should I try to please him by sacrificing calves a year old?  Will thousands of sheep or rivers of olive oil make God satisfied with me? Should I sacrifice to the LORD my first-born...

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To Know a Life With Meaning

Who bear the deepest misery inside? Who know the greatest emptiness? Those who claim that Jesus lied and choose a life that's meaningless. Each Good Friday I leave the busy-ness of life and seek a place where I can reflect on Jesus, His death, the resurrection, and...

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To Find That Place…

Years ago there was a television show called Cheers. Much of its popularity had to do with the idea that regardless of what might be happening in the characters' lives, good or bad, these people had a place to go where they could be with friends. The show's opening...

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Three Cell Phones

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Cor 13:13 NIV) But there remains I saw something that both amused me and saddened me the other day. Three teenage girls were walking up the street together, but they didn’t seem...

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The Wise men and the Pearl

"The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Gal 5:14 NIV) I love the old story of the wise man and the pearl. A traveler with a troubled heart was walking along the beach. He was headed to a small hut where an old hermit was...

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The Sweetest Sound

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (3 John 13:34-35 NIV) My youngest son doesn't speak much. His severe autism has always made language a struggle for him. Even though he is sixteen years old now his...

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The Saviour is Born

"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me'” (John 14:6). "But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people. For to you is...

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The Best Gift

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Cor 13:12) The stores are going to be crowded the next few weeks. It is that time of the year between Thanksgiving and Christmas when people go shopping for special gifts for...

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Of Love and Punishment

When I was a kid, my dad often used a line on me that I didn’t understand: “I only punish you because I love you!” It didn’t feel like love at the time, but oh how wrong I was! It’s not that I was particularly bad as a child. I was just stubborn. I loved my father and...

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