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A Christian: Almost or Altogether?

In my 50 years of preaching, I have studied with people who I thought understood the Truth and would obey the gospel. Yet, something held them back. I’ve heard various excuses.

“I know what you’re saying is true, but if I do that, then I’m condemning my grandma, because she didn’t believe that.”

“Someday I will be baptized.”

“I need more time to think about it.” Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Christian

 Name Tag Christian

“What’s in a name?” opined Juliet in Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet.

Her answer: “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

This idea has often been applied religiously. Throughout my years of preaching I’ve heard people say, “There’s nothing in a name!”

But, is that really so? Continue reading

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Are You a Christian?

        CHristian Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian.

          I can remember as a boy hearing preachers say “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian, anymore than sitting inside a henhouse makes you a chicken!”  Yes, I know that dates me!  But it’s a vivid analogy. Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Be Adopted?

    Adoption Teacher Debbie Moon’s first graders were discussing a family  picture.  One little boy in the picture had a different color hair than the other family members.  Billy suggested that he was adopted.

A Little girl named Jocelyn Jay said, “I know all about adoptions because I’m adopted!”

What does it mean to be adopted?” asked Andrea. Continue reading

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