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Awaken the Sleeping Christ Within You

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When you have to listen to abuse, that means you are being buffeted by the wind. When your anger is roused, you are being tossed by the waves. So when the winds blow and the waves mount high, the boat is in danger, your heart is imperiled, your heart is taking a battering. On hearing yourself . . . . Continue Reading »

No Christ, No God. Know Christ, Know God.

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It never ceases to amaze and perplex me that people who should know better say such utterly absurd things about non-Christians worshiping and believing in the one, true God. I came across this wonderful comment by Dr. Martin Luther, who said:He who wants to know God, love God, worship God, and serve . . . . Continue Reading »

Faith: Its More Than a Feeling

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Where is the Christian to look for assurance of God’s love? Many Christians think, and are encouraged by their church’s practices, to think that our assurance of God’s love for us and our status and standing before God is to be based on our emotional reactions and feelings. This is . . . . Continue Reading »