Happy 4th of July [infographic]

Happy 4th of July [infographic]

(To enlarge via computer keyboard, hold ctrl key down while rolling mouse wheel forward/away from you) by Ghergich.

King of Kings (chorus)

King of Kings

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Freedom

Lady Liberty

“If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36) FREEDOM Freedom. It’s what Independence Day celebrations in America are all about each year on the 4th of July. Sadly however, when it comes to the Christian life, many believers live below the level of freedom that Christ promised should [...]

When As Good As Nothing is Everything

Ancient Galilee

“So Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him, and they did not please him. He said, ‘What are these cities which you have given me, my brother?’ So they were called the land of Cabul (as good as nothing) to this day.’” (1 Kings 9:12-13) A HOUSE FOR [...]

Identities in the Afterlife: Will We Recognize Each Other?

Transfigurationbloch

“Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be.” (1 John 3:2a) IS IT REALLY YOU? “Is that you?” “Is it really you?” Have you ever said that to somebody you hadn’t seen in a long time? Maybe it was a friend from school that you [...]

The Great 1906 Earthquake and How Things Can Sure Change in a Hurry

Post and Grant Avenue Look

“‘But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but the Father. Take heed, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is.’” (Mark 13:32-33; MKJV) 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY I happened to be listening to a San Francisco radio station the morning of the [...]

Another Way to Heaven Other Than Jesus Christ?

Icon of the Crucifixion, showing all of the Five Holy Wounds

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) EARNING ONE’S PLACE IN HEAVEN I was watching the well-known preacher, Charles Stanley, on TV. And he made such a good point [...]

Thinking Back to All Those Sermons

Spaghetti

(You need to pretend you are in church for this one. Okay?) A QUESTION ABOUT ALL THOSE SERMONS Welcome to church this morning, my friends. I’ve got a question to ask you. I need to set it up, first. Here goes. Those of you who have been Christians for a while, I want you to [...]

Always and Forever Faithful

Forever Faithful

Pastor Mike here. In the 1980s a terrorist blew up the Marine barracks in Beirut killing hundreds of Americans. Days after the bombing a severely wounded, corporal Jeffrey Lee Nashton, with so many tubes running in and out of his body making him look more like a machine than a man a witness described, motioned [...]

31 Ice Cream Flavors of Bible Translations

Ice Cream

“Jesus wept” (KJV). “Jesus started crying” (CEV). “Jesus burst into tears” (ISV). “And the tears of Jesus came” (Murdock). SO MANY BIBLE TRANSLATIONS Bible translations. It can make the best of Christian’s head spin, there are so many out there. And it’s kind of like going to Baskin Robbins Ice Parlor with their 31 flavors [...]