Tag Archives: Paul

From Persecutor to Persecuted

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The Positive Result of Unjust Persecution Aimed at Christians Background: I started thinking about this topic after reading an August 14, 2013 article in World Net Daily, a conservative news organization founded in 1997. Bob Unruh, a long-time Associated Press … Continue reading

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A True Hero

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Background: We worship our “heroes” by idolizing them, only later to scold and turn on them when we find that they don’t live up to our expectations. Consider the life of Pete Rose. Rose was well-known by the nick-name, “Charlie … Continue reading

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Be Joyful in Hope

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Background: Aristotle said “Hope is a waking dream.”  In The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Canto III:  The Gate of Hell, line 9, Dante wrote “All hope abandon, ye who enter in.”  Lord Byron wrote in a letter to Thomas Moore in 1815 … Continue reading

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Our Comforter

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Background: I was born the first time during the midst of World War II.  I was born the second time twelve years later.  No, I did not physically die, nor was I reincarnated.  But both births were miraculous.  My first … Continue reading

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Formed for God’s Purpose

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Background: Do you have an ultimate purpose for your life? Are you driven to rise to the top of the corporate world? Do you want to accumulate vast wealth? Do you want to be a great political leader? Is great … Continue reading

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An Attitude of Thanklessness

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Special Note: This article is included in Jim’s book “An Attitude of Thankfulness” along with 19 other articles and is available for purchase in Paperback and eBook formats at this link:   Jim’s Books Background: Over the past six months I have … Continue reading

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“Do!” – A Call to Right Christian Action


Background: What a simple two letter word … “do” … yet it seems that to “do” what is right is one of the most difficult things for man to achieve.  “Do” can take on so many meanings so let’s narrow … Continue reading

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Facing Tough Times


Opening Thought: Have you ever faced really tough times? A number of my friends and family and even I have done so lately. As I pondered this recently I recalled a previous time when I had taught a lesson on the topic … Continue reading

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