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Seek First the Kingdom of God

Everyone has a worry list–things that concern them.  There are lots of things in this world that we don’t like.  There are lots of things that God doesn’t like.  Who is going to do something about it?  The Bible tells us to seek first the kingdom of God.  Jesus told a group of scribes and […]
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Pure Enough?

Can a Christian come down with scruples? Can a Christian disagree with some of the public teachings of the church? Are doctrines important? Of course they are, but we should never forget the central message of the Christian faith. We are saved not by getting all of the answers right, but by the grace of […]
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A little child shall lead them

“A little child shall lead them” is the hope of Isaiah’s Peaceable Kingdom and many paintings.  It’s not that children are innocent.  I’ve never met one yet who wasn’t hatching some scheme.  No, it is rather that children understand what is really important.  The two year olds
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I Believe; Help My Unbelief

Is your faith troubled by questions and doubts?  You are not alone.  Turn to the story of the father of a child with seizures in Mark 9:14-29.  The father brought his son to Jesus.  “If you are able,” he said, “take pity on us and help us.”  “If you are able?”  Jesus replied,
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