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Is Unforgiveness an Unforgivable Sin?

    You have probably heard that unforgiveness is extremely unhealthy.  In addition to destroying relationships in your life, internalizing anger and bitterness can lead to many physical diseases and psychological problems.  That is why being unforgiving has been likened to drinking poison in the hope that it will hurt the person you are angry with. As […]

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    The Healing Faith of Blind Bartimaeus – Mark 10:46-52

      Healing Faith of Blind Bartimaeus

      Mark 10:46-52 tells us about the healing faith of a blind man, named Bartimaeus.  My last post demonstrated the need to be specific when you pray, based on a parallel passage in Matthew 20:30-34.  Matthew spoke of two blind men who cried out for mercy, and Jesus asking them what they wanted before He healed […]

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      Be Specific When You Pray

        Pray Specifically

        When You Pray – Be Specific  Mt 20:30-34 If you want your prayers answered, you must be specific in your request.  Be clear about what you are asking for.  The need to be precise in your prayer requests is clearly illustrated in the story of the two blind men in Matthew 20:30-34. And as they departed from […]

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        Are you “Fat and Flourishing?” – Psalm 92:12-15

          Are you Flourishing? Psalm 92:14

          While enjoying an all-you-can-eat meal at Maggiano’s restaurant in honor of my oldest son’s birthday, his wife said, “I feel my fat flourishing.”  I laughed and commented on her unusual expression.  She replied that it was Biblical; she remembered the phrase “fat and flourishing” from her Bible reading. When I questioned it, my son did […]

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          Noah’s Sons – Was Shem the Oldest?

            Was Shem Noah's Oldest Son?

            What was the birth order of Noah’s three sons? Perhaps you are like me. For years I assumed that Shem was Noah’s oldest son because he is listed first in Genesis 5:32; 6:10; 7:13 and 1 Chronicles 1:4. There are reasons, however, to believe that Shem may not have been Noah’s first son. While many […]

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            The Sin of Sodom – Is America Guilty?

              The Sin of Sodom

              Most people assume that the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was homosexuality, but the Bible does not say so. In Genesis 18:20, God told Abraham “the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave,” but God did not say what their grave sin was. Because of the Sodomite men’s behavior […]

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              Why I Can Eat Bacon

                Breakfast at Nona

                Why Christians Are Allowed to Eat Pork A friend who believes in long ages of time rather than recent creation once challenged my belief in the literal interpretation of Genesis.  I started explaining evidences that argue in favor of a recent creation such as the fact that the moon is moving away from the earth […]

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