Which Way Are You Going?

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Apostasy refers to a person who has once heard, understood, followed, and professed the gospel of Christ, and yet turned away. This is not the same as a person who hears an evangelistic plea and says, “no, thank you.” This is a person who has been walking the walk and talking the talk before abandoning the faith. The Greek word … Read More

First

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We naturally understand that being first has value. Have you ever argued over a toy and said, “I had it first?” Or have you seen two people fight over a place in line by saying, “I was here first?” First implies we have rights that those who come after us do not have. When it comes to being first, nobody … Read More

A Better Inheritance

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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It was our typical Sunday routine. My son Bryce and I walked out of our local church’s facility onto the parking lot. We were headed to our usual Sunday lunch spot (we are creatures of habbit). Climbing into the car, before I could even ask what he had learned in Sunday School, Bryce asked, “Hey dad, you know about Jacob … Read More

Learning From Lizards & Forest Gump

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Everyone who has seen the movie loves Forest Gump. Yet, I’ve never heard anyone say they wanted to be like Forest Gump. According to the story, Forest inspired Elvis Presley’s dance style. But have you ever heard a choreographer admit to patterning their career after Forest? Later in the movie, Forest played football for Bear Bryant at Alabama –yet no … Read More

Cite Your Sources!

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My sophomore year in high school was a game changer. Up to that point, I had never been required to write a formal research paper. I had written plenty of essays, book reports, and other assignments, but never a real-deal research paper. I loved the idea of researching a topic, organizing my thoughts, and then presenting my findings. Everything about … Read More

4 Vital Keys to Reading Christian Blogs

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I love listening to sports talk radio. Hearing an expert break down a crucial play is captivating and discovering the latest news about my favorite team is exciting. But sports radio’s biggest attraction, in my opinion, is the caller-driven format. Fans love to hear the opinions of other fans –especially from the more passionate callers. The accepted terms for these … Read More

Temptation In Transit

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About ten years ago, I was helping put together a student conference in Dallas.  About five days before the event was to take place, I was missing one important item. Two weeks earlier, I had ordered some give-away items with the conference logo and theme imprinted on them. Nervous that they would not arrive in time, I called the company … Read More

Run the Race

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Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured … Read More

Where is the Honor?

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2 Samuel 1 immediately follows the death of King Saul. This is a monumental moment as it marks the transfer of leadership from Saul to David. Remember that about fifteen years earlier Samuel anointed David to be king in the future (I Samuel 16). This happened just prior to David’s battle with Goliath. From that time until the death of … Read More

Making Sacrifice Significant

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“To obey is better than sacrifice.” I imagine most of us who grew up attending church regularly have heard those words quoted from I Samuel chapter 15. They are strong words conveying a powerful concept. Every major religion values sacrifice. The concept of putting forward something of value and relinquishing it as an act of worship is moving to human … Read More