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One More Year

Suppose, just a few minutes, that I were to learn positively that this next year was going to be my last. Three hundred and sixty-five days are all that I have left; then my life would suddenly be brought to an end. How do you think that this fact would affect the way I live […]

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Coping with Anger

Today it is just impossible to avoid people, they are everywhere. And sometimes they are hard to get along with. If you are in school, your classes are full of them; and if you work, the same is true there. And sometimes as a result of this close contact, we become angry. Some people just […]

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Our Main Goal

What is important in our lives right now? Could we come up with a list? Or still, would we want to come up with a list? If we were to take out a piece of paper and put down in plain English, most important to me is first. . .second. . .third and so on; […]

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We Have Fears

Fear is a powerful human emotion. And each one of us has experienced it at some time or another. Also consider the many different examples of fear that we read about in the Bible. Adam hid himself in the garden because of it; Abraham lied about his wife, saying “she is my sister’’ because or […]

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The Teaching Task

You know just as well as most anyone else around you that today we live in a world of rapid fire, constant social change. Never before has so much happened to so many so fast. You cannot help but get the feeling that this world is headed on a mad dash to certain and absolute […]

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The Danger Of The False Church

You know there are times when we like to hold this present generation up on a pedestal for all to see. We all, both young and old, like to be recognized for what we have accom­plished. And perhaps one could say that this generation is the smartest, the most advanced of any to date. But […]

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Down the Road

Do you ever stop and think in terms of what you will be like in 10, 20, 30 or more years? Obviously none of us stay young forever. Time stands still for no one; not even you. And if God’s Will says that you are to be given many more years, then it is very […]

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Fullness of Joy

When you read the Word of God on a regular basis, you never know what you will notice about it. The Word always seems to speak to a very specific need that you have. Or it makes you notice certain things about your life that you may not have noticed before. Such was the case […]

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Abide With Me

There are so many different parts that make up our Christian life. There are so many different aspects of our lives. Each of us is different in so many ways. But we are all so similar in many others. Each of us has to eat and sleep to continue to live, but what we eat […]

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A Look at Selfishness

All of us are old enough to know that there are many serious problems which the world as a whole faces seemingly without any solutions to fight. And we all know that, besides these problems, there are also many problems which we also face on a daily basis. This world and our own sinful nature […]

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One-of-a-Kind Teens?

The Apostle Paul writes under the direction of the Holy Spirit in his epistle to the Romans in Chapter 12, Verse 2 that “Ye be not conformed to this world; but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect Will of God”. […]

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Social Security

The teen years are perhaps the most difficult of any years that you will ever face. There are no years quite like them. If you need any proof, just ask any parent who has just had a son or daughter go through these years. Or perhaps you are right in the middle of these years […]

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Put Off Until Tomorrow

Now that most of you have had about a good month to get back into the daily routine of school and school work, I cannot help but wonder if there is something about school that you dislike as much as I did when I was in school. Although it has been just a few years […]

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Are You Listening?

Webster’s dictionary defines com­munication as a giving or an exchanging of information, messages, etc. . . . Now all of us, be he young or old, parent or teenager, student or teacher, have a communication problem. There is not one of us who can escape completely times when there is a failure to communicate in […]

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Attitude

Have you ever been accused of having a bad attitude? I believe that it is safe to say that whether we have or not, we all have had days when we felt like the whole world was against us. Just think of your own personal experiences from day to day, and it soon becomes clear […]

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Making Up Your Mind

Whether we like it or not, this life requires us to make a lot of decisions.  We are quite literally faced with making decisions every minute of every hour of every day of our life.  If you stop for a moment and consider how many decisions you make each and every day, it is enough […]

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So Simple, Yet So Demanding

There are times in my life when I get that awful feeling down in the pit of my stomach that I really have no idea at all of what it means to be a Christian and to live a Christian life. It is almost as if all of us who call ourselves Christians are living […]

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A Young Worker’s Dilemma

Perhaps most of you already have some work experience under your belts, and if you don’t you no doubt anticipate getting a job sometime in the future. Work is a very important aspect of our lives. After all, we will spend the majority of our lives working. God created us this way, and we need […]

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Heroes of What?

It wasn’t too long ago that I came across an article which spoke of a survey taken by the World Almanac and Book of Facts which dealt with the subject of heroes and today’s young people. This survey polled 2000 eighth grade American students to learn which persons they most admired and would most want […]

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An Unashamed Workman Before God

 ‘‘Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15 Preaching and teaching the Gospel of the Cross is a very important task. The Gospel is really something committed to the “trust” of the Church of God in the world. And […]

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Listening to God

If you are an average person, and for the sake of this article, let’s just suppose that you are, then according to information which I found, you spend about 10 percent of your communication time in writing, 15 percent on reading, 30 percent on speaking, and 45 percent on listening. And according to what was […]

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From Such Turn Away

In my own mind I must admit that I have a certain amount of respect and perhaps even some admiration for people who belong to certain cults. I could even venture to guess that, say a hundred years ago, there were very few, if any, of the members of the Christian churches who had anything […]

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Thoughts on Euthanasia

It wasn’t that long ago that I come across an article in the Detroit Free Press which dealt with the question of a person’s “right” to take his or her own life. The article dealt with a group which calls itself Hemlock. A group which, as its name suggests advocates a person’s “right” to take […]

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Self-Worth

If you are at all like me, there have been times in your life, as there have been in mine, when your self-worth was at a very low point. This is a problem which occurs from time to time in all of our lives. But if there is one particular age group which it does […]

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Wastefulness

While standing in a McDonald’s restaurant recently, waiting for a hamburger, I noticed that they had several of what I had ordered setting out in plain sight.  The girl behind the counter said they couldn’t be served; they had to throw away anything that had been there for more than 10 or 15 minutes.  “In […]

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