Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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“Is abuse an acceptable reason for divorce?”


While it seems obvious abuse should be an acceptable reason for divorce, the Bible gives only two reasons in which divorce is permitted: the first is in the case of abandonment of a Christian by an unbelieving spouse (1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “The Castaways”


The Castaways There were two men shipwrecked on this island. The minute they got on to the island one of them started screaming and yelling, “We’re going to die! We’re going to die! There’s no food! No water! We’re going … Continue reading

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“If I am saved and all of my sins are forgiven, why not continue to sin?”


  The apostle Paul answered a very similar question in Romans 6:1-2, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “More Church Bulletin Bloopers”


More Church Bulletin Bloopers A worm welcome to all who have come today. * Don’t miss this Saturday’s exhibit by Christian Martian Arts. * We have received word of sudden passing of Rev. Smith this morning during the worship service. … Continue reading

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“What does the Bible say about breaking generational curses?”


The Bible mentions “generational curses” in several places (Exodus 20:5; 34:7; Numbers 14:18;Deuteronomy 5:9). It sounds unfair for God to punish children for the sins of their fathers. However, this is looking at it from an earthly perspective. God knows … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “Marine Training”


Marine Training Two things they teach Marines: Keep your priorities in order Know when to act without hesitation. A college professor, an avowed atheist, was teaching his class. He shocked several of his students when he flatly stated he was … Continue reading

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“Why did God choose Israel to be His chosen people?”


Speaking of the nation of Israel, Deuteronomy 7:7-9 tells us, “The LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was … Continue reading

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GRIN AND SHARE IT: “The Atheist Teacher”


The Atheist Teacher A young woman teacher explains to her class of children that she is an atheist. She asks her class if they are atheists too. Not really knowing what atheism is but wanting to be like their teacher, … Continue reading

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“What sort of New Year’s Resolution should a Christian make?”


The practice of making New Year’s resolutions goes back over 3,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. There is just something about the start of a new year that gives us the feeling of a fresh start and a new beginning. … Continue reading

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