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Does God Really Exist?

ONE way to determine whether if God really exists is to apply this well-established principle: What is made requires a maker. The more complicated the thing made, the more capable the maker must be.              For example, look around your home. Tables, chairs, desks, beds, pots, pans, plates, and other eating utensils all require a […]

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Let go of your problems and worries

YOU CAN LET GO. Regardless of the worries that keep you awake at night, the emotions that tie you up in knots, or the problems that seem completely insurmountable and unbearable, you can release them all to the Father—and you must. This may seem impossible for you, “but with God all things are possible” (Matt. […]

The truth about God

How to Identify the real truth about God

MOST religions claim that what they say comes from God. Therefore, we do well to heed the words of Jesus’ apostle John, who wrote: Dear friends, don’t believe every spirit. Test the spirits to see if they are from God because many false prophets have gone into the world. (1 John 4:1) How can we […]

What is love?

Love is one of the most misused and abused words in the English language.  What does the world love really mean to a Christian?  You?  Pastor William Lucas provides insight in to the word love and its biblical meanings in the following article: Love is a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as […]

Respect for God’s Word

THE BIBLE  does much more than answer our questions about life, death, and the future. The Bible is the most practical book in the world. Its counsel is timeless, and those who carefully follow it will lead successful and happy lives. (Psalm 1:1-3.) Genuine Christians have always accepted the Bible, “not as the word of […]

Patience

PATIENCE is hard for us to learn. I don’t know anyone who likes the trait—we simply don’t have time for patience! Life is fast, time’s running out, and we’ve got to get this show on the road, right?  Paul wrote the following on the subject of patience: For when God made [His] promise to Abraham, […]

God Cares for You

  DO WE have to be extraordinary or outstanding in some way to be noticed by God? Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, is quoted as having said: The Lord prefers common-looking people. That is why he makes so many of them.             Many feel that they are ordinary people who have […]

Make God’s Heart Rejoice

HAVE you ever purchased a gift for a close friend and then watched your friend’s face beam with surprise and appreciation upon receiving it? You probably thought long and hard about what type of gift would be appropriate for that person. Now consider this question: What kind of gift can you offer your Creator, God? At […]

Renounce Valueless Things

“The one pursuing valueless things is in want of heart.”—PROV. 12:11. As Christians, we all possess valuable things of one kind or another. They might include a measure of health and strength, inborn mental abilities, or financial resources. Because we love God, we are happy to use those things in his service and thus respond […]

Master of the Harvest

‘Have plenty to do in the work of the Lord.’—1 COR. 15:58.            While traveling through the region of Samaria at the close of 30 C.E., Jesus paused to rest at a well near the town of Sychar. There he said to his disciples: “Lift up your eyes and view the fields, that they are […]

God Loves You

Have you ever pondered this question? “Why does God love me?” Or to put it another way, “What is it about me that caused God to love me?”. To put it succinctly, the answer to the latter question is ‘nothing’. We will see that the answer to this second question can lead us to a […]