Does It Really Matter How We Worship?

God is deserving of our worship.  Jesus taught that God desires that we worship Him. (John 4:23) Has God instructed us as to how we should worship Him?  Or are we free to worship God in any way we choose, as long as we are sincere in what we do? In Matthew chapter fifteen, Jesus …

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Denominations Are a Product of Men, Not God

This past week I read an article written by a minister of a well-known denomination.  The first statement of the article read as follows, “When the church age began during the Lord’s earthly ministry, there was only the church Jesus built.”  Questions for the minister who wrote the article, and all of us, to consider …

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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

What do YOU see when you survey the wondrous cross?  Some would see no more than a rough, wooden cross.  Some look at Christ on the cross as a myth, a mere invention of men.  Some look at the cross with indifference, having no desire to appreciate its significance.  Some look at those who appreciate …

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And the People Answered “Amen!”

More than just "interesting reading," the Old Testament provides many lessons helpful to us today. One such example is found in Nehemiah 8:1-12. First, consider the assembly (verses 1-2). The people gathered as one man, indicating an atmosphere of unity. Unity among God’s people is as important today as it was in Nehemiah’s day (I …

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Can Blood Transfusions Extend Life?

I came across an article recently discussing bizarre ways tech billionaires are attempting to reverse the aging process and live forever.  More than one company is conducting research to determine if blood transfusions from younger people can extend life.  According to some experts, transfusing blood from young, healthy people – specifically those between ages 16 …

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Why Worship God?

Our English word “worship” is often translated from two words meaning “toward” and “kiss” (or “kiss toward”).  In certain cultures, it was a common practice to prostate oneself before another and kiss his feet, the hem of his garment, or the ground.  This was especially done by the Persians to express reverence toward their deified …

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Hang in There, the Game’s Not Over Yet!

On September 16, 2018 Buffalo Bills defensive back Vontae Davis shocked his team and sports fans when he retired during halftime of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He later issued a statement confirming his abrupt decision to retire. "This isn't how I pictured retiring from the NFL," the 10-year veteran said, adding that …

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