Cars, contracts, and honoring one’s commitments
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Cars, contracts, and honoring one’s commitments

By Alex McFarland The hours were fairly brutal, but it was one of the most enjoyable jobs I ever had–selling cars at the Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge dealership in my hometown of Greensboro, NC. The year was 1985, and when I wasn’t sleeping through classes at my local college, I was the most enthusiastic 20-year-old ever to corner…

JESUS REVOLUTION:  It was real.  It was historic.  It is needed again.
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JESUS REVOLUTION:  It was real.  It was historic.  It is needed again.

“Jesus freaks, out in the streets, handing tickets out for God . . . ” Lest you think that the Jesus movement was merely a localized phenomenon among hippie mystics in California, consider that Elton John’s Tiny Dancer contained a lyrical reference instantly and internationally understandable to radio listeners of 1971: Tiny Dancer (recorded far…

The Trinity: Part One
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The Trinity: Part One

Doctrine matters. Doctrine has practical implications in our lives, because what we believe affects the way we live. That’s why I’ve decided to share this three part article with you on one of the most misunderstood of all Bible doctrines concerning the teaching about God’s nature, that is, the Trinity. Christians believe in One God,…

How does Jesus Fulfill the Messianic Prophecies?
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How does Jesus Fulfill the Messianic Prophecies?

The Old Testament lists several hundred prophecies regarding a future Jewish Messiah. Jesus fulfilled many of these at his first coming, with some still to be fulfilled at his second coming. The earliest prophecy many connect with the future Messiah is found in Genesis 3:15. In God’s curse on the serpent, we read, “I will…

What does it mean that God changed his mind due to the prayer of Moses?
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What does it mean that God changed his mind due to the prayer of Moses?

After the Israelites had turned against the Lord and worshiped a golden calf, God told Moses, “I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people! Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation”…

How did we get the sixty-six books of the Bible?
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How did we get the sixty-six books of the Bible?

The story of the Bible’s creation and collection is a fascinating look at God’s sovereign work through human history. It includes the thirty-nine writings of the Old Testament and twenty-seven books of the New Testament, each with a unique story, yet united through God’s Spirit to impact lives like no other book. The Old Testament’s…

How do we know God forgives our past and future sins?
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How do we know God forgives our past and future sins?

Jesus died for all our sins. First Corinthians 15:3 is clear on this point: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.” But how can we know God has covered both our past and future sins? Our past sins are forgiven the moment we come to faith in Jesus Christ. Colossians 2:13 teaches, “You,…

Why should we all truly love America?
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Why should we all truly love America?

America, I love you! Economically resilient, stubbornly optimistic, miraculously birthed, divinely blessed, statistically exceptional–America. Historically flawed?  Sure.  What country isn’t?  But I love America! And so should you. Merta (not her real name), now in her 90s, recounted her story to me, a child’s story of terror. Her father owned an old tube radio– illegal…