Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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D E C E M B E R 2 “He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters.” — Psalm 23:2

Beside The Still Waters

What is the pace of your life these days? Do you feel as if you speed from one event to the next with barely enough time to catch your breath? Or do you regularly allow yourself time to rest and rejuvenate, to ponder life’s mysteries, to reconnect with God? These days, our lives run at almost terrifying speeds. With the advent of the automobile, then the airplane, and later the jet plane—not to mention the telephone, computer,... More
D E C E M B E R 1 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” — John 14:3

Home For Christmas

Have you ever felt deeply homesick, wishing with all your heart to return to home and family? Well, as Christians, we are far away from our true home—Heaven—and we should feel “homesick” for it, anxiously waiting for the time that Christ will take us there. Advent is upon us, and this time of year is a little bit about feeling homesick for Heaven. At this time of year, we celebrate Christ’s first coming and... More
N O V E M B E R 3 0 “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” — Ephesians 4:30

Grieving The Holy Spirit

Did you know that the Holy Spirit is a person? The Bible makes it very clear that the Holy Spirit is not just a force, like electricity. Rather, He is a person who knows, loves, speaks, leads, guides, intercedes, teaches, cries, testifies, and approves or disapproves of what we do. And when we love a person very much, we don’t want to do anything that will make him or her sad. In the same way, we need to know that we can grieve the Holy... More
N O V E M B E R 2 9 “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none who does good.” — Psalm 14:1

How I Know There Is A God

Do you get into conversations with people who don’t believe in God? If so, then you’ve probably encountered one or two people who give no credence to your own personal experience or to the truth of Scripture. These people want hard and fast proof that God exists. Such proof does exist. Let me give you a few bits of information I use when people want proof of God’s existence. First of all, I ask these people to consider the... More
N O V E M B E R 2 8 “Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the ages have come.” — 1 Corinthians 10:11

The Value Of A Negative Example

Out in his yard, a minister was building a trellis to support a vine that he was going to plant. As he worked, the minister noticed a young boy, about twelve years old, standing nearby watching him. The minister nodded at the young lad as he continued to work, thinking the boy would go away. After a while, however, he noticed that the boy still stood there. Finally, the minister asked the lad, “Getting a lesson in horticulture?”... More
N O V E M B E R 2 7 “So he told her everything …” — Judges 16:17

Samson

Have you ever relied on your own abilities to accomplish something, only to fall flat on your face? One of the dangers of self-reliance is our tendency to flirt with temptation. Samson’s trouble began this way. Samson was the strongest man who ever lived, but as he trusted in his own strength, he was weak when it came to resisting temptation. One day Samson was in enemy territory, a place he should not have gone, when he met Delilah,... More
N O V E M B E R 2 6 “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” — Psalm 9:17

The Bible And Politics

Until about fifty years ago, legislators tried to create laws based on Biblical principles. Nowadays, whenever someone proposes legislation that might defend a Christian cause, naysayers often oppose it, arguing that no one can impose his or her values on others. Yet every time our legislators pass a law, they impose somebody’s morality on someone else. And these days, legislators often allow secular humanism to be that morality. By its... More
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