Something in the Water

“If you knew the gift of God... you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” John 4:10Large clumps of fuschia colored flowers are planted in the round clay pots on our back deck. They are hardy, as well as butterfly attractors. Yesterday...

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Was Jesus God or Just a Man?

When I glance at my dog and cat, I can easily distinguish the difference. How can I do this so easily? After all, they both have ears, mouths, tongues, eyes, tails, legs and feet, teeth, and fur. I suppose the obvious giveaway is that one meows while the other barks....

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Choosing a Substitute

"Then Aaron took the gold, melted it down, and molded it into the shape of a calf. When the people saw it, they exclaimed, 'O Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of the land of Egypt!'" Exodus 32:4 NLTRarely are they as good as the real thing. "We have a...

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Jesus the Messiah

John 1:14 "The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us." (NIV)My great-niece, who has taken on a leadership position with a Christian youth organization, has recently married. What would be an appropriate wedding present? I thought of giving a few books to...

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Our Brother

" ... when Christ came into the world he said, '... with ... sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I (Christ) said, 'Here I am -- it is written about me in the scroll -- I have come to do your will, O God' " (Hebrews 10:5-7, NIV).One time when I was about three...

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