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Building on the Ruins of Religion – Part 2 of 5

RELATIONSHIP AND NOT RELIGION I’ve heard it said religion is man’s approach to God, and a relationship is God’s approach to man. I must agree. The Encarta Dictionary defines “religion as: (PLEASE NOTE: any Bolds, UPPERCASES, Underlines, or [bracketed area comments] are added by me.) “(1) people’s beliefs and opinions concerning the existence, nature, and worship of a deity or deities, and divine involvement in […]

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Broken and Crushed

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. (Psalms 34:18). David knew all too well what it’s like to be heartbroken and crushed in spirit. He felt the stings of rejection from his father, his brothers, his king, his men, his people, […]

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GROW Part 1 – Lesson 4 of 5

  GROW Part 1 / Lesson 4 – BORN AGAIN BY FAITH   1 Corinthians 15:1-4 1  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye […]

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Jesus Christ Coming in the Clouds

Angels told 500 disciples that the way they saw Jesus ascend into heaven would be the same manner in which they would see Him come again (See Acts 1). Consequently, some men teach this passage refers to a literal physical return of Jesus to the earth. But when we examine this verse, we find its emphasis is […]

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Happy New-Birth-day to Me

April 7, 1985, I asked God to “prove” He is real. My life was in shambles at the time and I saw little reason to carry on. God answered my challenge that next Friday when I was invited to an Apostolic church service for the very first time. That night the preacher spoke a message […]

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