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Creed Screed: Ever Had a Bad Time?

By Paul Leavans Jesus was under severe pressure. He had been informed that John the Baptist, his friend and relative, had been beheaded by Herod. Jesus’ disciples had just returned from a training mission and were reporting their experiences. He was drained physically and emotionally, having spent so much time ministering to the needs of […]

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Prays Together: One in the Crowd, a poem based on Mark 10:46-52

By Justin Torossian I’ll never forget the voice that I heard Shouting aloud, crying out to the Lord… “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” The words rang in our ears, Bartimaeus’ plea. Some in the crowd tried to quiet him down, “Shut up!” “Be quiet,” He might leave from our town. But the […]

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Creed Screed: The Only One

By Paul Leavans John the Baptist was the greatest man who ever lived before Jesus Christ. That sounds like an absurd statement to a world that evaluates greatness in terms of wealth, power, or fame. Who would say John was greater than Caesar, Alexander the Great, Socrates, or Hammurabi? Jesus would. Listen to his assessment […]

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Prays Together: Wine and Moderation: A Call for Biblical Balance

By Dr. David Ward Miller Volumes could be written on this controversial subject. Space allows only a summary. The Three Christian Views on Alcoholic Beverages 1. Moderationism: wine and beer are a gift of God to be enjoyed with gratitude to God in moderation, never in excess in drunkenness. Jesus drank wine, miraculously turned water […]

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Creed Screed: Storms and Blessings

By Paul Leavans The disciples were awestruck at the power of Jesus. “Who is this?” they asked. “Even the wind and waves obey him!” (Mark 4:41). If we had been in the boat with Jesus that night, we would have learned some important lessons about the Christian life. All people experience storms- even those who […]

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OPINION: Prays Together

A Goal for Honor By Michael Guzman I remember reading about the protests and counter-protests in Charlottesville the night of Aug. 11. As I saw images of the torches and heard the video clips of the chants, I was shocked. When I saw the counter-protesters poised for a fight around the foot of the Thomas […]

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