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An Important Lesson from I Kings 13 for You and Me as Christians Today

We are told in Hebrews 4:12 that “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 1,600 more words

Living The Bible

There She Blows! (Or, Sin As Seen in the Literary Conflict Forms)

If you remember your High School English Class as well as I do, you might have learned of three literary conflict forms; man against nature (or God), man again man (or society), man against himself.  417 more words

Faith

YOU'RE A LOSER

YOU’RE A LOSER!

By Rick Mathes

My name is “Unbeliever.” I’m also known as Liar, Criminal, Jerk, Stupid and worse. I’m going to do it my way. 440 more words

Evangelical Christian

WHY DO YOU LOVE SATAN?

WHY DO YOU LOVE SATAN?

By Rick Mathes

We are the sum total of the choices we make. They are sewn together by the family who raised us, sown by those we hung out with and collected with those of a feather: in church or in prison. 332 more words

Evangelical Christian

WHICH DONKEY ARE YOU?

WHICH DONKEY ARE YOU?

By Rick Mathes

(Author of Allah or Jesus)

When I study the Word to prepare for a sermon I try to sink my toes into the Israeli sand, look around and absorb all that is around the obvious message the Holy Spirit intended me to preach. 397 more words

Evangelical Christian

WHAT IS GRACE?

WHAT IS GRACE?

By Rick Mathes

The simple answer to this question is, “unmerited favor.” But what does grace do? That was my question all through Roman Catholic grade and high schools. 400 more words

Evangelical Christian

WHAT IS FAITH?

WHAT IS FAITH?

By Rick Mathes

Faith is not a power you appropriate, it is an assurance you grow into for the certainty of things hoped for and not seen. 366 more words

Evangelical Christian