Q & A

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Q1: I recently joined the church and was wondering what sorts of things my family and I shouldn’t do on the Sabbath. Some people are telling me my kids can’t play sports on Saturdays (which they’ve been doing for years), and others say it’s okay. I’m confused and certainly don’t want to upset God. Please […]

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I LOVE THAT DIRTY WATER

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If you were sitting among a group of God’s people or any average gathering of Americans on a Saturday afternoon and someone asked, “How many people here like rock and roll music,” how would you respond? In most cases, if you’re honest you would quickly raise your hand as would many others, including myself, because […]

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ACCOUNTABLE

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Are we accountable as Christians? Do we need to be doing things rather than just believing in Christ’s sacrifice for us? I believe the answer to both of these questions is yes. Let’s talk about why we need to be accountable and how we can be accountable. The Bible makes it clear Christians need to […]

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We Do Recover

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“When at the end of the road, we find that we can no longer function as a human being…we all face the same dilemma, either go on as best we can to the bitter end, or find a new way to live” (paraphrase of quotation from “12 Steps”). This year’s INFUSE theme of accountability is […]

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Everyone is a Someone to God

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The ultimate purpose of human life is to be fulfilled at the resurrection. That does not mean God neglects the present physical life. The fulfillment, abundance, happiness, and success of this human life are an integral part of God’s plan. The entirety of the book of Proverbs is filled with instruction and exhortations explaining how […]

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Utterly Human

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I used to think my parents were perfect, as many children do. This feeling of adoration was directed especially to my dad. Throughout childhood he was a hero to me. It was as if there was no task too big for him to accomplish. He could fix pretty much anything: pianos (my parents owned a […]

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Reader Questions

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Reader Questions: 1. I noticed that this year the Jewish Passover was on a different day than the Passover we celebrated. What is the difference in the dates, and is it significant? The Church of God International (CGI) and many other Church of God groups celebrate the Lord’s Passover or Lord’s Supper the night before […]

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As Little Children

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“Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). When we come up out of the water, our baptism makes us a new person as we […]

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A New Beginning: What Not to Expect!

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Before I was baptized, I heard about a man in the church who used to be a smoker. All of his life he had been addicted to cigarettes. He said that on the day of his baptism God took away the desire to smoke! This was very encouraging for me since I was contemplating being […]

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What’s Missing In Today’s Leadership!

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Many of us today look around and we can’t figure out what’s wrong with today’s leaders! It’s not that our leadership positions are vacant, but those serving in those roles are lacking something special. Our leaders today are lacking one of the most fundamental parts of being a leader, servitude! Today’s leaders have forgotten that […]

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