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COVID 19: Eternal Security in the Midst of Chaos

Posted by Carol DeWelt on

COVID 19: Eternal Security in the Midst of Chaos

The COVID 19 crisis has brought about an unusual situation in which people have stayed home to avoid encountering the deadly virus. For many, including Christ-followers, it has been a time of fear and uncertainty as we wait and watch for the virus to show its effects around us. Though we may be surprised at the concept of staying home to avoid death, it’s not the first time God’s people stayed home under quarantine.

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The Re-Assembly of Shattered Adam – Part One

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The Re-Assembly of Shattered Adam – Part One

 I get all kinds of texts and this one was not unusual. “Chris, what is that verse of the Christmas carol that you like so much?” “You mean the Wesley one? The one about ‘second Adam from above?’” “Yeah, that one – what are the words?” Ben had been in my mentoring group and we had talked about the verses that are seldom sung. “That’s ‘Hark the herald angels sing,’ and the verse that I love is this: ‘Come, Desire of nations come, fix in us thy humble home;‘Rise, the woman’s conq’ring seed, bruise in us the serpent’s head. Adam’s...

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Are You Listening Christian?

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Are You Listening Christian?

Are you listening to me Christian? I have now been teaching college students for over twenty years. One of the greatest challenges of teaching is keeping the attention of the students. My subject may always be important to me, the teacher, but I have learned that my passion for the material is not always found in my listeners. Yes, even when what is being shared comes from a biblical source, we all struggle and strain at times to stay alert and engaged. My father told me once that he thought that nothing short of balancing an elephant on a golf...

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Affirmation

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Affirmation

Affirmation Written by: Chris DeWelt There is no greater encouragement than a word of affirmation from someone that matters. Just as Jesus was about to begin his ministry, he received as dramatic an affirmation as anyone could ever receive. As he came up, dripping wet, from the water of baptism, and with his cousin John standing with him, the Father spoke. The Father spoke the truth over the Son. “This is my son whom I love and with whom I am pleased.” The baptism of Jesus, the presence of the Holy Spirit, and the voice of the Father are all...

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