• How Ancient Elephants Help Us Receive Salvation

    Perhaps you didn’t know elephants lived in Israel? I admit, I never really thought about it, but the animals had to pass through there from Ararat to Africa somehow. Anyway, there are two sites mentioned in the article, one near the Golan Heights and the other near Kafr Qasem, about ten miles northeast of Tel Aviv. Why should this matter to Christians?

  • Beyond Eternal Life: What Jesus' Death Bought You

    As Christians we sometimes fail to realize what Jesus’ salvation has won for us. We sit at the cross, mindful of our sin. But Colossians 1:12 says God has made us fit to share in the inheritance of his saints. Most Christians think that inheritance is what is reserved for us in heaven. But the verses in Colossians are part of a prayer Paul was praying for believers to experience on earth. Remember Jesus’ praying that we are to ask for God’s will on earth as it is in heaven?

  • How To Speak Christian Vol.1

    Christianity has its own vocabulary. I learned it the hard way by hearing it and hoping for someone to enlighten me. Of course this was way before Google. Still, I thought it might be helpful to give you a rundown on some of the most used words from an inside the pew perspective. Born again. Not a Matt Damon movie but a state of being. This is the result of asking Jesus into your life. It is like starting over but now Jesus is on the inside of you. In Revelations Jesus says, “I stand at the …

  • Why We Should Live What We Preach

    Christians are strange. At least I thought so as a teen. Now, after I’ve been one for thirty plus years…yeah, Christians can be strange. I used to work in a town with a lot of transplanted southerners. They came to work in the car factories. You could always tell they originated from the south even if they didn’t have an accent by the way they stressed the first part of words. DEE-troit is not an original Michigander pronunciation. We say de-Troi(t) never really sounding the last t, a left…

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