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Meditation 9/27 - 10/3: Doing good to all - Gal. 6:7-10 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Do Good to All People...

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if ...Read more

What is the greatest shift in the foundation of America?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What is the greatest shift in the foundation of America? — A.F.

A: The history of the United States is steeped in the Word of God. This is greatly debated today, but nevertheless true. Today the Bible has been taken out of the schools, collects dust in many homes, and “feel ...Read more

Meditation 9/20-9/26: Walk Carefully - Eph. 5:14-20 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Be careful how you walk

Light shows up everything, just as the Scriptures say,

"Wake up from your sleep
and rise from death.
Then Christ will shine on you."

Act like people with good sense and not like fools. These are evil times, so make every minute count. Don't be stupid. Instead, find out what the Lord wants you...Read more

Did God intend for people to be isolated from each other?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Did God intend for people to be isolated from each other and does it please Him when we do not work? I think the world has been tricked into something that blindsided us. — I.W.

A: We need other people in our lives. We were not meant to be isolated from and independent of each ...Read more

Meditation 9/20-9/26: Walk Carefully - Eph. 5:14-20 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Be careful how you live

And where your light shines, it will expose their evil deeds. This is why it is said,

"Awake, O sleeper,
rise up from the dead,
and Christ will give you light."

Living by the Spirits Power

So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing ...Read more

The God Squad: The mirrored washbasin

Religion / God Squad /

Every year during the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur I send out to you an edited version of my sermon for my congregation, Temple Beth Torah. Edited means I take out most of the jokes. This year, I taped my sermon in advance and it was included in our synagogue’s internet-aided remote prayer services. My friend, Rabbi ...Read more

Why should I be so content to pay taxes?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a Christian but I think it is wrong for the government to set taxes so high. Why should I be so content to pay them? — T.D.

A: Someone once observed that there are only two great equalizers in life; death and taxes. Actually, that person is only half-right, because some ...Read more

Meditation 9/20-9/26: Walk Carefully - Eph. 5:14-20 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

Be careful how you walk

Wake up from your sleep,
Climb out of your coffins;
Christ will show you the light!

So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times!

Don't live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.

Don't drink too much wine. That ...Read more

How can I see things with more hope?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The world has changed so much since I was young. It seems there’s more sorrow, more despair, and so much hopelessness. I grew up planning to live a victorious life, but with each passing day I am more defeated than before. How can I see things with more hope? — V.D.

A: Everyone...Read more

Meditation 9/20-9/26: Walk Carefully - Eph. 5:14-20 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Be careful how you walk

For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

"Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you."

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but ...Read more

How does a person help others cope with such sorrow?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There has been so much grief this year — people who have suffered from widespread disease — and people who have died alone, no family could be with them in their last moments of life due to isolation demanded by health officials. I am a believer in Jesus Christ but I still don��...Read more

Meditation 9/20-9/26: Walk Carefully - Eph. 5:14-20 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Be careful how you walk

For this reason it says,

"Awake, sleeper,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you."

Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

And...Read more

Is this really what the Bible teaches?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Many people say that finding salvation in Christ means to simply say they are sorry for their sins. There are many people who are convicted of crime but saying they are sorry doesn’t change their conviction. Is this really what the Bible teaches? — S.P.

A: Jesus told the ...Read more

Meditation 9/20-9/26: Walk Carefully - Eph. 5:14-20 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Be careful how you live

For it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:

"Wake up, O sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you."

Be very careful, then, how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Therefore do ...Read more

Meditation 9/20-9/26: Walk Carefully - Eph. 5:14-20 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Be careful how you walk

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

And be not ...Read more

Shouldn’t she be the one to ask forgiveness?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I had a terrible falling out with a dear friend of mine who has betrayed me. My pastor says I should forgive her, but shouldn’t she be the one to ask forgiveness? — F.F.

A: Forgiveness doesn’t necessarily come easy, especially when someone we have trusted betrays us. We must ...Read more

Meditation 9/13 - 9/19: Faith & Patience - Hebrews 6:9-15 CEV

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Faith & Patience

My friends, we are talking this way. But we are sure that you are doing those really good things that people do when they are being saved. God is always fair. He will remember how you helped his people in the past and how you are still helping them. You belong to God, and he won't forget the love you have shown his ...Read more

Why does God put up with this?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: For decades mankind has seemed self-sufficient, certain that we can conquer anything that comes against us, including God. It was astonishing to hear a prominent governor declare that diminishing COVID-19 was done by man and that “God had nothing to do with it!” Why does God put...Read more

Meditation 9/13 - 9/19: Faith & Patience - Hebrews 6:9-15 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Faith & Patience

Dear friends, even though we are talking like this, we really don't believe that it applies to you. We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation. For God is not unfair. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other...Read more

The God Squad: Happy New Year!

Religion / God Squad /

First of all, a Happy New Year to all my Jewish readers! Shana Tova.

Now onto the mailbag...

Q: I was in the hospital for 15 days due to congestive heart failure. It has taken me until now to return to my old self. I know when I came home I was not in my right mind. I said something about the Holy Spirit and have no idea what I said. If ...Read more