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The Joyful Replacement

Jesus’ death on the cross, seemed to be a mournful loss. A loss that rang o’re the world that day, thinking that Jesus had been put away. Put away and out of their lives, when they thought Jesus surely had died. Although Jesus did die on the cross, it was ...

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A Rooster, A Tree, and A Pipe

My dad seldom lit his pipe, it was used more as an aid. What kind of an aid comes in the form of a pipe? Just months before I was born, Dad had been diagnosed with a degenerative muscle disease affecting his neck.  He tried treatments, which helped some. He ...

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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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