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Miracles From The California Fires

The town of Paradise was in the path of the “Camp Fire” in northern California. The fire burned down 95 percent of this town of 27,000 people. Pastor Doug Crowder of the Magalia Baptist Church was hustling to save over 30 residents and church members. They were in the church ...

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Standing For The Cross

“Beneath the cross of Jesus I gladly take my stand.” This is the opening line of a familiar hymn. I recently sang this at a communion service in my church.  The cross is a very controversial symbol in our culture. Atheists want it removed. Others wear one around their neck. ...

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The Value of the Gospel of Grace

Grace! “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…”  But is it possible that, too often, Christians take it for granted? The gospel and grace are directly linked together and cannot be separated. I call this the gospel of grace. There are those who want to lessen the value of grace. A stern ...

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Why Is There Evil If God Is Good?

If God is good, why is there evil? I think we have a hard time answering this question because we take a human-centered view of it instead of a God-centered one. When we see a horrific crime, our emotions get worked up and we focus on the victim or the ...

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This Same Jesus (A Reading)

When one speaks it is a powerful thing.  Whether you lift up your voice to praise God, or even use it for something less honorable, we’re still influencing the world around us, and maybe even ourselves.  Words can affirm, or even destroy, but it all streams from the heart (Luke ...

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