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Meditation 7/5 - 7/11 Salvation in His Name Alone Acts 4:8-14 KJV

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Salvation in No Other Name

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth...Read more

Isn't the Bible actually deceitful?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems to me that the Bible is deceitful, a lofty story, that causes people to believe they can live a holy life when it isn’t possible at all. – B.D.

A: People reading the Bible for the first time are often surprised to discover how much human drama it contains. Almost every...Read more

Meditation 6/28 - 7/4 Longing for His Presence Ps. 84:1-4 CEV

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Longing to be with Him!

"The Joy of Worship"

LORD God All-Powerful,
your temple is so lovely!

Deep in my heart I long
for your temple,
and with all that I am
I sing joyful songs to you.

LORD God All-Powerful,
my King and my God,
sparrows find a home
near your altars;
...Read more

What exactly does "God is truth" mean?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Some say that God is truth. What exactly does that mean? – T.S.

A: Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

Why did He say this? Because He also said, “I am… the truth” (John 14:6). What a marvelous statement this is. ...Read more

Meditation 6/28 - 7/4 Longing for His Presence Ps. 84:1-4 NLT

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Longing to be with Him!

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD Almighty.

I long, yes, I faint with longing
to enter the courts of the LORD.
With my whole being, body and soul,
I will shout joyfully to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home there,
and the swallow builds her nest
and raises her ...Read more

Trump to seek funds for private, religious school scholarships in COVID recovery bill

Religion / Religious News /

WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to ask Congress to earmark money in the next stimulus bill for scholarship programs for private and religious schools, which the administration is promoting as a way to help families affected by COVID-19 pay their children's tuition this fall.

President Donald Trump will ask for a "one-time, emergency ...Read more

The God Squad: The 23rd Psalm

Religion / God Squad /

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” -- King James Version (KJV)

Q: I agree with you about changing “want” to “lack” in the 23rd Psalm. I have a large Bible which is too heavy to hold but I sometimes read it in place of my smaller bible because it includes many foot notes that help clarify some words. This morning I noted ...Read more

Does modern technology diminish what has been done in the past?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A country singer wrote a song titled: “I Like the Old Stuff Better.” The lyrics got me to thinking about the past and how this country was built on common sense and hard work. Does modern technology diminish what has been done in the past? In other words, is it always right to ...Read more

Meditation 6/28 - 7/4 Longing for His Presence Ps. 84:1-4 ESV

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Longing to be with Him!

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD of hosts!

My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at...Read more

Why do Christians claim that their faith is different?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why do Christians claim that their faith is different from all other religions in the world, and is Humanism a religion or simply the way of human life? – W.R.

A: Many voices make many claims. Atheists say there is no God. Polytheism may allow that Jesus is one of many gods. ...Read more

Meditation 6/28 - 7/4 Longing for His Presence Ps. 84:1-4 MSG

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Longing to be with Him!

What a beautiful home,
GOD of the Angel Armies!
I've always longed to live
in a place like this,

Always dreamed of a room in your house,
where I could sing for joy to God--alive!

Birds find nooks and crannies in your house,
sparrows and swallows make nests there.
They lay their eggs ...Read more

Supreme Court rules religious schools should get state grants given to other private schools

Religion / Religious News /

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states may not exclude religious schools from tuition grants that support other private schools.

The justices, by a 5-4 vote, decided that denying grants to students in church schools amounts to unconstitutional discrimination against religion.

The decision is a victory for advocates of school...Read more

How is it possible to restore a patient’s hope?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: A medical journal carried a story about a frequently missed diagnosis called “Soul Sickness.” Some physicians stated that the cure is to restore the patient’s hope. How is this possible? – R.H.

A: The human body is the house in which the soul resides temporarily. The soul ...Read more

Meditation 6/28 - 7/4 Longing for His Presence Ps. 84:1-4 NASB

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Longing to be with Him!

How lovely are Your dwelling places,
O LORD of hosts!

My soul longed and even yearned
for the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh sing
for joy to the living God.

The bird also has found a house,
And the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
...Read more

There’s no way to start over again, is there?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: By my own bad choices and self-will I’ve wrecked my life. There’s no way to start over again, is there? – B.C.

A: An outstanding businessman once said, “My life is a complete wreck. I’ve spent so much money on psychiatrists – they cannot patch me up. I’m too far gone ...Read more

Meditation 6/28 - 7/4 Longing for His Presence Ps. 84:1-4 NIV

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Longing to be with Him!

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD Almighty!

My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.

Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young -
a place ...Read more

Meditation 6/28 - 7/4 Longing for His Presence Ps. 84:1-4 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Longing to be with Him!

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O LORD of hosts!

My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at...Read more

Meditation 6/21 - 6/27 A New Creation 2 Cor 5:17-21 CEV

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We are a New Creation in Him!

Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new. God has done it all! He sent Christ to make peace between himself and us, and he has given us the work of making peace between himself and others.

What we mean is that God was in Christ, offering peace and ...Read more

Why is the Gospel so controversial?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is the Gospel so controversial and why do some say everyone must decide what they think about it? – G.D.

A: The Bible says that it’s appointed that man will die once (Hebrews 9:27). All of nature’s in the process of dying. Yet most people are living as if they think that ...Read more

Meditation 6/21 - 6/27 A New Creation 2 Cor 5:17-21 NLT

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We are a New Creation in Him!

What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!

All this newness of life is from God, who brought us back to himself through what Christ did. And God has given us the task of reconciling people to him....Read more