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Has Worship Replaced Obedience?

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Has worship replaced obedience in our churches? I think so. I have nothing against worship in our churches, but when worship becomes more important than obedience, then we have a problem. Worship has its place, but it should never become the focal point of our church experience. Too many people today go to church to …

Warning Are You Giving to Caesar What is Gods?

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When people read or hear the Scripture, “Give to Caesars what is Caesars and give to God what is Gods” they at once think of money and taxes. These words have a deeper meaning. Jesus wasn’t just talking about money. There are other ways in which we give to Caesar what is Gods. Caesar is …

How Materialism Has Ruined The Church

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In the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, an indulgence is “a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins”. It may reduce the temporal punishment after death, in the state or process of purification called Purgatory. By the late Middle Ages, the abuse of indulgences, mainly through commercialization, had …

Material for Material

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God has never offered material possessions for material possessions. God has never sought that transaction from man. Think about it, The Creator of heaven and earth needs your possessions to complete His mission on earth? No, the reason we give is not because God needs it, but because we need to give to prepare ourselves …

Material for Spiritual

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The sacrifice God seeks from us is the material for the spiritual. What am I willing to give for eternity? What sacrifice will I make? Can I look beyond the illusion that is this world and see eternity? We must all answer these questions. Remember the original sin was based on that same question and …

One Transaction

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My faith tradition teaches me that God is interested in only one transaction with man and that is: Will we give up the physical for the spiritual. Will we trade our time, our money, and our physical abilities for the Kingdom of God, all of which came from God, or will we make these things …

Who is Greater?

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My question is this, if God was all about wealth and blessing his children with wealth why did His Son come penniless? We are talking about the King of Glory, the Son of God and He had no money, He had no home, and He had no luxuries[1]. And not only that if as these …

Success or Failure?

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Listening to most Christian leaders and lay people today describing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is humorous. They describe it as a success story. However, at its beginning what we now refer to as Christianity was anything but a success. In fact, many at the time understood it as a colossal failure. The story of …

Witness or Advocate?

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First let me preface this chapter with the following, I am not a biblical scholar, I hold no degrees in divinity, and I am not a learned man. So the opinions expressed here are not theological doctrine nor are they representative of any protestant denomination. These are opinions based on my reading of the Scriptures …