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Atheist on Plane Trips Over Christian With Cerebral Palsy—Then Yells “If Your God’s So Real, Why Do You Have Those Braces on Your Legs?”

Like most pastors, the most common question Greg Locke gets from people—particularly nonbelievers—is why God lets bad things happen to good people. It’s a valid question, especially if you don’t understand the love and mercy, grace and blessings, of our almighty and all-knowing God. But still, to have an answer to that question beyond some fluffed up version of Christian-ese is always a struggle.
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Leaning On God’s Everlasting Arms

What does it mean to lean on Jesus’ everlasting arms?. For those who feel weak and need rest, for those at their wits’ end in times of trouble, at times when we just don’t know what to do, the idea of God being with us, holding us with his everlasting arms, gives us a chance to rest. In effect, leaning on his everlasting arms allows us to “let go, and let God.”
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God Never Makes a Mistake

God never makes a mistake. I vividly remember those words, a chapter title in Evelyn Christenson’s book What Happens When Women Pray. Honestly, when I first read them, I was cynical. They sounded trite and naive. I arrogantly assumed that the author hadn’t struggled much in her life, or else she wouldn’t have made such a bold claim. In my mind, God was good and all-powerful, but to say that he never made mistakes had sweeping implications that seemed inconsistent with the massive evil and suffering in the world. Christenson’s statement so annoyed me I was tempted to stop reading.
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Grace for the Day: The time Jesus became unclean and separated from God

The shock must have careened through the crowd like a contagion. Jesus had broken the ceremonial law of cleanness by touching a leper, which Jews were not allowed to do. As a result, he could not go to the Temple or be involved in Jewish worship rites until he went through an involved process of purification.
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Gerald McCoy reacts to season-ending injury with Raiders

Gerald McCoy was hoping to get a fresh start with the Las Vegas Raiders after he missed all of the 2020 season with an injury. After just one game in 2021, McCoy was hit once again with a devastating season-ending injury. On Friday, McCoy spoke out on the first time...
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God Delights in New Beginnings

“God delights in new beginnings,” exclaimed Dr. Michael Avery, adding “some of you need a new beginning.”. Avery, of Deeper Life Ministries, shared this message during a week of Columbia International University chapels, and described what it looks like to be born again. The first day, Avery, who also serves...
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Rev. Roy Delia: Humility in man highly esteemed of God

“And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted” (Luke 18:9-14).
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Sermon of the Week: Spend more time with God to find your calling

Ephesians 1:18 — The eyes of your understanding being enlightened: that you may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. Have you considered what your calling is as a believer?. Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians is...
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ARMSTRONG-REINER: When we lift up others, we are living in the image of God

As God is, so we are called to be. Too often we read the Bible and sing hymns of worship simply as a way to bask in the glory and wonder of the words praising God. Not that there is anything wrong with basking in God, but we miss out on so much if we limit ourselves to an emotional or spiritual uplift. These words and these hymns are meant to shape our lives as those who bear the image of God.
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New Foundation Image Shows Off Lee Pace As A Godlike Clone Emperor

"Foundation," the Apple TV+ adaptation of Isaac Asimov's influential science fiction book series, is less than a week away. The show premieres on September 24, 2021, and it promises to deliver an escapist narrative set in the far future, which could also be germane to the plight of Earth's residents in the here and now.
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