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It’s Getting Worse … (2)

The Christian’s Response to Mass Shootings The stories of mass-shootings overwhelm us. In yesterday’s blog, we talked about the church’s responsibility. Today, we think about this more personally. What do each of us need to do as individuals? All of us desire to make a difference in this world! We see this tragedy and desire…

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FBFI Statement On the Death of Evangelist Billy Graham

Billy Graham was a gospel preacher and evangelist.  He has also been an architect of and most influential spokesman for the movement that has become present day evangelicalism.   His influence has been immense.  There are many thousands in heaven today or assured of their place there who came to Christ as a result of the simple gospel message Billy Graham…

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It’s Getting Worse… (1)

The Church’s Response to Mass Shootings August 1, 1966– University of Texas shooting- 16 killed; 30 injured July 18, 1984- San Ysidro, California- 21 killed (adults and children) August 20, 1986- Edmond, Oklahoma- 14 killed October 16, 1991- Lucy’s Cafeteria, Killeen, Texas- 21 killed, adults and children April 1999- Columbine High School, Colorado- 12 students…

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Be Anxious for Nothing

FrontLine January/February 2018 | VOLUME 28 | NUMBER 1 In the last nine verses of Matthew 6 Jesus says “take no thought” two times. Jesus doesn’t command thoughtlessness. Jesus commands His followers not to worry. The Prince of Peace calls us to peace and gives to us a “peace … which passeth all understanding” (Phil.…

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God of Grace

“God will never give you more than you can handle!” It’s not true. He often — almost always — gives us more than we can possibly handle. Yesterday, we worshiped the God of Grace. God always gives more grace than we can comprehend. Sometimes it is best to focus in on just one aspect. Thomas…

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Deadly Shooting in Florida – What We Must Do

Again, the news is flashing across our screens, a deadly shooting at a school in Florida, seventeen dead, students and parents in shock, and seemingly endless media coverage. Instantly opinions are broadcast about what ought to be done – officials should be proactive, someone should have intervened, guns should be outlawed, we need metal detectors…

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Love

George Stiekes But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matthew 5:44). Normally when we hear the word “love”, we tend to think in an emotional sense, especially when it is used…

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The Glory of God: The Right Purpose in Building

James Delany FrontLine • September/October 2009 Glory to God God’s overarching purpose is that all He does is to bring glory and honor to His holy name. God was delighted, therefore, when King David desired to build the temple. However, it was not the fact that David wanted to build a temple that delighted God,…

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Three Powerful Examples of Black History from Scripture

Matt Recker During Black History month, it is good to highlight powerful examples of black history from the Bible. As I have lived in a black community for many years and also started and pastored churches with significant numbers of black Christians, I have learned to have a deep appreciation for black people, their godly…

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