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Malchus: From Conspirator To Believer

Peter cutting off Malchus' ear

This fictional story is based on the gospel accounts in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Suddenly and unexpectedly, someone struck me with a sword wielded by an unskilled swordsman. Blood was drenching the right side of my face and dripping down on the shoulder of my mantle, quickly soaking through ...

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The Key to Making America Great Again

You wouldn’t believe what has happened to America! People are doing all kinds of evil, diabolical, no good things! They are lying, stealing, and causing havoc everywhere. Oh my, can you believe it? The nerve of them to act like neanderthals from the Stone Age! They must all be racist, ...

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Arise and Shine–Expectantly!

On the Sunday before Jesus’ crucifixion, the crowds welcomed Him expectantly.  His popularity soared on that day–so much so that the people intended to make Him their king.  They were ready to force the issue, if necessary.   They cheered, applauded, and celebrated His entrance into Jerusalem by paving His way ...

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New Movie, Risen: A New Spin on an Old Favorite

Entitled “The most successful Christian movie ever in terms of box office gross,” Passion of the Christ starring Mel Gibson remains one of the most popular and effective movies about Jesus’s death and resurrection. But in 2016, this well-known movie might be getting some competition in the form of the ...

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Does Your Sinful Nature Control You?

Consider the old man, there is one inside each of us. He is full of self, void of true concern for how others are affected by his actions, always seeking gratification and pleasure, a close friend of pride.  The Bible refers to our life before salvation in Christ as the ...

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