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April 21, 2016

Paul claimed to know nothing among the believers except Christ and him crucified. Was he referring to a crucifix? If not, did he imply that Christians should always keep the events of his death at the forefront of their minds so as to curb their sinful desires? I'm thinking that many avoid this suggestion because of the weight of guilt it brings. But the true meaning has nothing to do with bringing a focus upon his death, but rather a demand as to the true nature of his life. ... Read more


April 13, 2016

Despite evidence to the contrary, we are blessed beyond all measure, for our true life is not bound to this world! ... Read more


April 10, 2016

If you’re like me, dealing with an invisible God often leaves me wondering where He is, especially as I sit in the chair I’m now confined to. Why doesn’t He come and visit me? Why does He seem to have left me on my own as I struggle with this damned affliction that renders my body almost useless? ... Read more


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  • Casting Mountains Into the Sea > Book > NT Bible
    Jim what is meant by "if you have faith you can take this mountain and cast it into the sea?" Considering that neither Jesus nor any of the disciples were recorded as having attempted a literal mountain-moving, nor did the disciples ask Jesus to do it, I have to wonder what they... Read more
    (Posted: Jan 28, 2016 / Updated: Jan 28, 2016 - 6:40 pm)

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