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11 Psalms For Giving Thanks (KJV)

1. “Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High;” Psalms 50:14 2. “O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalms 107:1 3. “To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I …

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Archaeologist Says a Stone Pillar in the City of David is Where Abraham Met Melchizedek

CBN – JERUSALEM, Israel – An Israeli archaeologist has uncovered the remains of an altar believed to be from around the time when Abraham met the high priest Melchizedek in Jerusalem.  Archaeologist Eli Shukron has spent much of his life looking for Bible history in the City of David.  Shukron gave CBN News an exclusive look at …

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IKEA ex-employee sues company for firing over quoting Bible verses on homosexuality

Christian Post – The popular Sweden-based furniture retailer IKEA is being sued after it fired an employee in Poland for posting Bible verses to voice his objection to the company’s promotion of “LGBT rights.”  The former employee, identified only as Tomasz K., told state broadcaster TVP Info that he was let go from the store in Krakow …

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Have We Been Misinterpreting This Popular New Testament Passage?

Every year, around Memorial Day, social media feeds are littered with references to John 15:13, but is it possible we’ve misunderstood what Jesus was saying in the popular New Testament passage? I hadn’t really considered my understanding of the verse — I just took my knowledge of the passage for granted — until I was reading through a …

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5 Biblical New Year’s Resolutions

It is almost 2018, a whole new year! This is the time when we make resolutions, pledging what we will or won’t do this new year, or what we will do better. It can be overwhelming, all the pressure, all we feel we need to do or live up to. It can be overwhelming even to attempt …

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Can Loved Ones Look Down On Me From Heaven?

As believers, we know death doesn’t have the final victory. And while we have assurance in knowing Jesus conquered the grave, there are still so many questions about what happens to those who go before us. Like, for example, can loved ones look down on me from Heaven? Christian author RJ Thesman tackles this question …

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Women in Ministry – Is There an Issue?

The United Pentecostal Church International has always recognized the ministry of women, including ordination to the preaching and teaching ministry. Over the past several decades, the percentage of credentialed ministers who are women has declined, but in recent years there have been renewed efforts to affirm and encourage women in ministry. Let’s take a look …

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7 Questions That Spark Good Thanksgiving Conversation

In the wake of this year’s outrageously contentious election season, Google trends recorded a spike in searches for “Friendsgiving.” Instead of having to talk politics or religion with that opinionated parent, aunt or uncle over Thanksgiving dinner, many folks are rejecting family for friends on turkey day. Why risk having an argument ruin Thanksgiving anyway? …

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Did God Truly Say “Avoid Foolish Controversies”?

“Flee from youthful lusts,” Paul warned Timothy (2 Tim. 2:22, NASB). For Bible-believing Christians eager to live rightly, this has long been a key verse. We know that we can grant such youthful lusts no quarter in our lives. So we put filters on our computers, find accountability partners, read books, set boundaries, warn our …

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Whites Only?

Great, another art project. My restless peers fought over the red, purple, and green crayons to color in Joseph’s coat, and the yellow crayon to enliven the sun. I counted the minutes until I could leave. During my youth Sunday school days, I remember noticing that the kids in my youth group rarely colored in …

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A Biblical Case against Racism: More Work to Do

Despite the tremendous strides America has made in pursuing racial reconciliation and equality in recent decades, once again overt racism has reared its ugly head. This is a stain on our nation’s character and an obscenity in God’s world—therefore we Christians must redouble our efforts to speak His truth about race. While some have twisted …

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