What Does ‘Gospel’ Mean?   “Merry Christmas” is a simple greeting that heralds a simple message of Good News: The Savior is born!   Too simple and for years, my human nature railed against it. I’d read the Bible and when it referenced the ‘Good News’, I would think, “Just tell me what the good news is!”,...

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And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. –  Acts 4:12 ESV   The libretto (text) from Handel’s Messiah, composed in 1741, is entirely from the Bible. One of the most popular segments in this 3-hour masterpiece is from the Old Testament...

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  Are ghosts real? Well, that depends on how you define the word ‘Ghost’. October is our country’s traditional month of scary things, such as ghosts, etc. Halloween predates Christianity and was originally started by a superstitious, pagan people know as the Celts, who predominately lived in the countries we now...

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Apr 05, 18 Nails for Easter

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  As I write, with my laptop on my lap, I am listening to a CD on our stereo; Jeremy Camp singing, “This Man”, which includes the lyrics, “Would you take the place of this man? Would you take the nails from his hands?”   Would I take Jesus’ place on the cross? No. Would I take the nails from his hands? No, even...

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Apr 05, 18 Our Christmas Gift

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“Jesus is the Reason for the Season” – we’ve all seen & heard this phrase in recent years but in practical/no-nonsense terms, what is most poignant to this season is actually a question, “Why was Jesus born?”  Which has a very simple answer: Because broken humanity needed a Savior.   And this is when the other...

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Jun 06, 16 False Jesus

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  Promoting a False Jesus – “Christian” books, including “Jesus Calling”     In this broken world, people seek supernatural* “experiences” and some of us have even been involved ourselves in trying to arrange those experiences to happen. (*In this context, “Supernatural” pertains to things outside...

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Jun 06, 16 Missional New-Age style

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I’m a former New Ager turned Evangelical Christian. Truly, only with God is the impossible possible! (Matthew 19:26; Mark 10:27) I became a Christian at the age of 48 so I have many, many years viewing the world from a New Age viewpoint. This blog is specifically about my perspective when a New Ager and my thought process in...

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Jun 06, 16 About Hell

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Intro: What is God’s foremost goal at this time for mankind and for each person individually? What is the definition of Hell? So what Did Jesus state about Hell? Why would God make Hell? What is God’s wrath? Why do we go to Hell? (Or the cost of not hanging with a Holy God.) How can a loving God send people to Hell? Why did God...

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