The Blame Game

The Blame Game

Whenever calamity strikes, it is a common practice for people to search for a scapegoat, somebody to pin the blame on. No matter the situation, someone is usually singled out as the responsible party. It appears that by identifying a culprit in every tragedy, we are rewarded with a sense of comfort on some emotional […]

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The Thief Who Would Reign

The Thief Who Would Reign

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done […]

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Praying More Effectively, Part I

Praying More Effectively, Part I

James 5:16 states that “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much (NASB).” Another translation states that effective prayers “make tremendous power available, dynamic in its working.” Wow! What an amazing statement. Jesus goes even further than this in the Gospel of John to declare to those under His authority, that whatever we […]

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Forgive & Forget Me Not

Forgive & Forget Me Not

When we say “I forgive you,” perhaps the subliminal under-cursor is “I forgive you but, don’t expect me to forget about it.” For many of us, the phrase “forgive and forget” does not exist and there are no exceptions to the rule. We know forgiveness is the right thing to do, but does Christ also […]

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