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The church and the building

What is "the church”?                                                                                                          Did you ever hear anyone say I attend a beautiful church? What they are likely talking about is the building. According to the Bible, the church is the members. Colossians I…

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no other gospel


Galatians 1:6-8 says,"I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another, but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we, or an angel in heaven, preach any other gospel…

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Always Here

 

Here in Wisconsin, leaves are already beginning to change from summer green into the reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn. It is a wonderful thing to see each year and a reminder of how time continues season to season, year to year. According to scientists, leaves are green due to the chlorop…

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None of self and all of thee

Service to God has to be complete. God will not accept a part of our service. God demands that we love Him completely! The devil (Satan) will accept only a part of our service, for he knows in getting part of it, he is getting all of it. In Revelation 3:15,16 notice what God has to say to the church…

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now that excites me



As I write this blog there is great excitement surrounding  the quickly approaching eclipse of the sun. Many events have been planned around this rare event in nature.
 

But – somehow this eminent event is not becoming a priority for me. Obviously, the eclipse is a reminder of the marvelou…

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Pass or fail

Most are probably familiar with the idea of taking a test, but do you know that as Christians we are also taking a different kind of test? Paul commands the saints in his second letter to the Corinthians to test themselves.

2 Corinthians 13:5 (NASB95) - Test yourselves to see if you are in the…

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Serve God

  It seems summer is finally here, not according to the calendar but when we have 90 degree temps with almost that much humidity, it sure feels like it! At this time of year, everything seems alive; the grass, flowers, trees are all green (and we don't want to forget our pollen or allergy season!) I…

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Remember what Nadab said to Abihu?                                                                                                           In Leviticus 10:1-2 we are told they offered strange fire before the Lord and fire came from the Lord and consumed them.                                       …

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The book of psalms

 

  What makes the book of Psalms in the Bible unique is that it is not broken into chapters by man, but is a collection of individual psalms that have been collected into one location within the Bible. Each one stands alone as a complete song or hymn! There are some of praise, lament, thanksgivin…

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Believe and trust

     "What if" is a saying that is used a lot.  Here's an example: "What if I get tired?"  Let's say you want to stay up until midnight and you know you might get tired.  By saying "what if," you mean that you don't know for sure if you're capable of staying up until midnight. Here's another example…

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enjoy today

  It has been nice outside lately! One thing I enjoy is having our windows open, to take in the fresh air. I love to be woken up to the sound of the birds chirping. To listen to one of God's creation already at work in the morning is a great blessing! We have so many things to be thankful for in thi…

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BrIef and unpredictable

                                                  

    I recently experienced a life threatening health crisis in which I was given a 50/50 chance of survival . (This I did not learn of until about two days later.)

   We were visiting family in Nebraska. I had two da…

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Does God need our money?

 

  Many years ago I worked at a gas station. This is back when the attendant pumped the gas, washed the windshield, and checked the oil if requested. I enjoyed the job, I got to meet a lot of people; we would have local people come and visit and get free coffee. On one occasion we were talking ab…

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Is it too hard to live a Christian life?

We are going on vacation next week. One of the stops I am looking forward to is the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. It is amazing to me that Noah and his sons could build a 450' X 75'X 45' boat (ark), even though it took 100 years. We sometimes think living a Christian life is hard. Noah obviously dedica…

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When doing right is not enough

 

Most people in the USA, whether they believe in God or not, are aware of the 10 Commandments. They may know them from the Bible or the movie by that name, or from the many trials about posting them near/in public buildings.  I bring that up because it leads to the thought that with commandments …

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The wisdom of the world

When we look at all the newest cars and technology we often think, "How did they make that?" Or "How did scientists do this?"  Did you know that all the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God? In 1 Corinthians 3:18 the Bible says, "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is …

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Our greatest challenge

Our Greatest Challenge
 
  “If anyone does not stumble in what he says he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body” (James 3:2).  According to this verse, the only obstacle to our reaching perfection is our TONGUE
    In James 3:6 the tongue is described as a “fire…

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A few years ago, my son and I took a trip to Sturgis, South Dakota for the World Motorcycle Builder Competition. It was quite an experience, first off we aren't bikers, my son just builds them. It is a very small town that gets taken over by motorcycle riders from all over the country, thousands of …

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Do I have to go to church every Sunday?

          Have your kids ever asked you this? How about your friends? Or have you asked this?  The first problem with this question is that we don't go to church, we meet with the church. In Acts 2:47 it says, "The Lord added to the church daily such as were being saved." Obviously this was…

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A Servant of Christ

In the book of Acts in chapter 19, we read about seven sons of Sceva that tried to cast out an evil spirit in the name of Jesus because they saw Paul casting out evil spirits. They failed miserably and fled the presence of the evil, spirit possessed man. During the encounter we have it recorded tha…

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