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17 Minutes That Prove the Need for a Savior

Today, at a faculty meeting for Capistrano Valley Christian School, a colleague led a devotion by sharing the following, convicting article. Andrée Seu Peterson shares the thoughts of an ordinary woman on her way home from the grocery store on … Continue reading

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Self Interest Isn’t (Always) Sinful

Though there are all sorts sinful forms of self-interest, self-interest itself isn’t inherently sinful. In fact, there are a lot of good forms of self-interest the Bible approves of and even uses as motivators to live faithful lives. Wayne Grudem … Continue reading

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I Killed Jesus

Our church is almost done with our annual VBS (see some great pictures here, here, and here). As always, it has been excellent. Our children’s team and our massive crew of volunteers are exemplary; faithful, hard-working, and overflowing with love … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

But Jesus Never Said Anything About Homosexuality. “If you’ve ever claimed that Scripture says homosexual behavior is a sin, there’s a good chance someone tried to correct you with, “Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.” It doesn’t matter what Bible … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

If I Only Knew. The first three paragraphs will most likely get you to read the whole thing; which would be a very good thing. I contracted polio long after it was supposedly eradicated. The doctor misdiagnosed my symptoms because … Continue reading

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Why Do Christians Seem to Lose the TV Debates on Homosexuality?

Have you ever noticed how TV “debates” about homosexuality between Christians and non-Christians often go terribly wrong for the Christian? In the course of such shows, the Christian almost inevitably ends up looking like a prejudiced knave and the supporters … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Always Hurts

Why did Jesus have to die in order to save us? Why couldn’t God just forgive us? Darrin Patrick gives a helpful answer by pointing out the simple truth that we never have forgiveness without pain. Think about a time … Continue reading

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The Heart of Sin & Salvation

John Stott: The concept of substitution may be said to lie at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for … Continue reading

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A Dark Restaurant

Vance Havner: Some time ago a friend of mine took me to a restaurant where they must have loved darkness rather light. I stumbled into the dimly-lit cavern, fumbled for a chair, and mumbled that I needed a flashlight in … Continue reading

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We Drive Ourselves to Hell

Once, James wrote: Remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag … Continue reading

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