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Ponder A Little (Blog)

I AM A CHERISHED CHILD OF GOD?

Posted on August 22, 2018 at 8:35 PM


Do you know how valuable and precious you are to God?


The Bible has lots to say about this.   1 John 3:1 says, “The Father has loved us so much that we are called children of God. And we really are His children!”


The Bible talks about God’s children being the apple of His eye.  It also tells us that our names are engraved in the palm of God’s hand. ...

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AREN'T PEOPLE BASICALLY GOOD INSIDE?

Posted on July 12, 2018 at 1:10 PM


I’ve heard people say that they believe everybody is basically good inside.  And for those who are evil, they are a product of their environments.  Yet the Bible does not seem to support this opinion.   Ecclesiastes 3:16-18 says that people are like animals.  They are inhumane.

I wonder what the victims of the sex trade industry, or the p...
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WHAT ARE 4 THINGS ONLY CHRISTIANS UNDERSTAND

Posted on May 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM



Let’s face it… there are plenty of unbelievers that think Christians are crazy.  We all know it.   It’s a simple fact.  They roll their eyes and snicker concluding that only imbeciles would believe in a God, waste time in church, study a book that is 2000 years old and follow a bunch of rules for living that don’t line up with modern d...

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IS CHRISTIANITY A RELIGION?

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM


God cares about us living morally good lives.  But if this is all we are doing, then we are simply being religious.   Even our church attendance, being baptized, spending time with other Christians is important, but in the end they are all only religious activities.  Moral living with some religious activities will never make us a Christian or earn our salv...
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WHY DOES GOD ALLOW PAIN AND SUFFERING?

Posted on April 22, 2018 at 9:10 AM


Christians have offered many explanations for suffering but make no mistake… there is no pat answer!  And if we have not suffered much, we need only live a little longer because eventually we all reach a breaking point and call out to God, “WHY?”

Our world is full of suffering!

There are biblical explanations for pain and suffering but ...
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ARE YOU A BYSTANDER?

Posted on March 28, 2018 at 11:50 AM

On the Christian calendar, Easter rates #1 for celebration! But the 20th century finds many of us getting caught up with chocolate bunny rabbits, Easter egg hunts and family reunions. So, plenty of people are only bystanders during the Easter season. They are present at the event but miss the true celebration.


The first bystander of Easter was Simon of Cyrene. Simon was visiting Jerusalem during the...

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WHY ARE CHRISTIANS SO JUDGEMENTAL?

Posted on March 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM



Judgemental words from Christians are commonly seen as a problem both inside and outside of the church. Studies show that many people will not come to church and many leave the church primarily due to personal experiences with Christians who pass judgement.

So, what’s going on? Why is this such a huge problem? Why are so many people (ev...
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WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 6:05 PM



Most people believe that discovering their purpose in life starts with themselves. But for the Christian, everything starts with God. If we want to learn our true purpose in this life we need to determine it from God’s perspective, not our own.


According to God, real life is only what’s built on eternity. We were created for an eternal purpose...

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WHAT ABOUT HYPOCRITES IN THE CHURCH?

Posted on March 9, 2018 at 9:25 AM


It has been heard time and time again that people are not interested in church because there are too many hypocrites.


Sadly, there are some hypocrites in the church! Even in Jesus’ day there were hypocrites and he rebuked them numerous times (Matthew 6:2, 5, 16; 7:5; 15:7; 22:18; 23:13, 15; 23:23, 25, 27, 29; 24:51; Mark 7:6; Luke 6:42; 12:56; and 13:15).

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WHAT DOES GOD REALLY SAY ABOUT MONEY?

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 10:15 AM



I’ve heard non-Christians mistakenly quote the Bible saying, “Money is the root of all evil” and they assume that God thinks wealth is a bad thing. But the Scripture verse actually says that “the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Tim. 6:10). So, what God doesn’t like is greed and pride.


God has blessed many ...

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WHAT IS AGAPE?

Posted on February 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM



Agape is one of the many Greek words for love. Agape is love at its very best! It is not a family love, friendship love or romantic love. It is a self-sacrificing love that comes from God.

 

Rarely is a human capable of such a deep love. It is the love God has for each one of us. It is a love that sent Jesus, God’s Son, to the cross to die for our sins.

 

Do you know anyon...

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WHY READ THE BIBLE?

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 9:40 AM


Christians around the world read the Bible.  Why?


Because it is God's very words to us.  In 2 Tim. 3:16 we read that the Bible is "God-breathed" which means the writers were inspired by God.  It is a book filled with historical facts, scientific accuracy, fulfilled prophecy and infinite wisdom.  Only God ...

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HOW TO PRAY

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 2:10 AM



New Christians often wonder how to pray. They are nervous about it and wonder how to do it correctly… Only there is no “special formula” or “right way” to pray.


The most important thing when praying, is to do it from your heart. It should be an open and sincere communication with God. There are no special words to use. There...

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WHAT IS GOD'S GRACE?

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 1:10 AM



Simply put, grace is God’s unmerited favour towards man.


Grace is the foundation of God’s relationship with man. It is the most important concept in the Bible. It encompasses God’s amazing love and mercy for a sinfully rebellious mankind. The only religion with grace is Christianity.


C.S. Lewis said, “To be a Chris...

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HOW BIG IS GOD'S LOVE?

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 11:15 AM



Imagine the depth of love you have for the closest person in your life and multiply it by infinity! That’s God’s love for mankind. There is simply no comparison… ever! God’s love for each one of us individually is beyond what we can even fathom.


So how do I know this? The Bible makes it very clear again and again. It not only says...

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WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN?

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 10:15 PM



A Christian literally means a follower of Christ.


Today the word, “Christian” is used in many different ways. Some people call themselves Christians because they live in a country with Christian heritage and beliefs. Others call themselves Christians because they have good morals or go to church or support worthy causes with their time and their money. But...

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WHY CHRISTIANITY?

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 6:40 PM



Did you know that Christianity is the only fact-based religion in existence? I kid you not!


That’s right… All other religions do not have historical evidence to support their beliefs. Much of the Old Testament of the Bible still exists today in its original scroll format. The Dead Sea Scrolls are over 2000 years old. It is mind boggling that they are still...

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IS CHURCH RELEVANT TODAY?

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 11:15 AM



A recent survey revealed vast and differing answers to the question of the church's relevance for society today.


Some hold to the value of the Bible's historical and prophetic credibility and even endurance through time.  Others admit that most people today no longer want our Christian heritage to be upheld because it is seen as outdated and of no value.


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