At various times when different athletes have ended up in trouble and the question arises about whether their careers can recover from the incident—almost regardless of the offense—sports journalists emphasize: Americans are a forgiving people. Considering the level of immorality associated with the world of sports and the declining interest in Christianity in society, this […]

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If you struggle with anger, you are not alone. Most people must work diligently for a lifetime to keep themselves under control. However, people often get confused about what makes anger a problem. While most people recognize the spiritual problem with venting anger just because you did not get your way, you might well wonder…

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Have you noticed how much sin dominates the headlines today? Have you noticed how it is never called sin? Whether you turn to a news channel to hear the latest about some bombing, shooting, or beheading in the name of religion or to a website to read which celebrity is divorcing which other celebrity, you…

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The assassination of Amaziah left sixteen year old Uzziah to take the throne in Jerusalem (2 Chr. 26:1). He proved to be an able leader, equipping his army in great fashion (2 Chr. 26:11-15) with God helping him achieve victories in war so that his reputation for military might reached the boundaries of neighboring countries…

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No one, to my knowledge, enjoys funerals. Yet, they serve an important role in society and in personal mourning. As a preacher, I have attended and officiated at a great number of funerals, including many wonderful people it has been my privilege to know. But the fear that sometimes creeps in is the necessity of…

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An internet meme I came across recently said, “Most people don’t really want the truth. They just want constant reassurance that what they believe is the truth.” This applies to so many circumstances it remains impossible to offer anything but a small sampling. After all, most of us recognize the conundrum offered by the classic…

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According to the record found in 2 Chronicles 12, during those early days following the schism, Rehoboam focused on strengthening his hold on the kingdom. However, once secured, “he forsook the law of the LORD” (2 Chr. 12:1) and took the nation with him. This created a crisis in Judah as Egypt moved against the…

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