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Meditation 11/25-12/1: His great goodness Zech 9:14-17 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

How great is his goodness!

And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the LORD God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through ...Read more

Is there proof that Jesus, who came to earth in human form, is really God?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is there proof that Jesus, who came to earth in human form, is really God? -- P.S.

A: Jesus lived a perfect life. Those who schemed to bring him to trial had to obtain false witnesses to bring charges, because he was blameless. "In Him there is no sin" (1 John 3:5).

There was also evidence of His ...Read more

Meditation 11/18-11/24: Fight the good fight 2 Tim 4:2-8 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Fight the good fight

To preach God's message. Do it willingly, even if it isn't the popular thing to do. You must correct people and point out their sins. But also cheer them up, and when you instruct them, always be patient. The time is coming when people won't listen to good teaching. Instead, they will look for teachers who will ...Read more

If God loves everyone, why is it necessary to receive His forgiveness?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: If God loves everyone, why is it necessary to receive His forgiveness? -- R.H.

A: Forgiveness is a healing balm for the troubled soul. God loves us enough to offer His forgiveness that opens the pathway to a relationship with the Savior of the world. When we are not willing to repent of sin against...Read more

Meditation 11/18-11/24: Fight the good fight 2 Tim 4:2-8 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Fight the good fight

Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them ...Read more

How can we learn more about Thanksgiving?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Thanksgiving seems to get lost between Halloween and Christmas. There isn't much said about the tradition of the holiday. It used to mean family time, a plentiful meal and recounting blessings. Children today seldom learn this. How can it be changed? -- H.W.

A: It is ...Read more

Meditation 11/18-11/24: Fight the good fight 2 Tim 4:2-8 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

Fight the good fight

I can't impress this on you too strongly. God is looking over your shoulder. Christ himself is the Judge, with the final say on everyone, living and dead. He is about to break into the open with his rule, so proclaim the Message with intensity; keep on your watch. Challenge, warn, and urge your people. Don't ever ...Read more

Catholic priest scandal: New lawsuits use nuisance and racketeering laws to target clergy sex abuse

Religion / Religious News /

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The ongoing scandal over sexual abuse by Catholic clergy has led to two new high-profile lawsuits, both aimed at forcing American bishops to divulge secret lists of offenders dating back more than six decades.

But one of the legal attacks goes even further by pinning the blame on Vatican officials for misconduct in the ...Read more

An inside look at the five lost commandments

Religion / God Squad /

Q: No doubt you've see Mel Brooks' "History of the World." There is a scene where Moses comes down from the mountain with 15 commandments from God. He has three tablets and one falls and breaks, leaving us with 10. What do you think were the lost five commandments? -- From L and J

A: A Good Thanksgiving table question! I will ...Read more

How are the poor in spirit blessed?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The Sermon on the Mount is an inspiration even to people who are not necessarily inclined to have faith in God. It also moves me deeply, but what exactly does the verse mean that says: "Blessed are the poor in spirit"? -- S.S.

A: Many people have asked, "How can being poor in spirit be a blessing?"...Read more

Meditation 11/18-11/24: Fight the good fight 2 Tim 4:2-8 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Fight the good fight

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening...Read more

Is it a sin to be tempted?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it a sin to be tempted? -- T.W.

A: It is not a sin to be tempted, for everyone is tempted. The devil tempts, but he can tempt you only so far as God permits -- and God always provides a way to escape (1 Corinthians 10:13). The sin is in yielding to temptation instead of seeking God's power to ...Read more

Meditation 11/18-11/24: Fight the good fight 2 Tim 4:2-8 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Fight the good fight

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn ...Read more

Light Notes: Counting your blessings? This family has an extra special one

Religion / Religious News /

Count your blessings. Live thankfully.

This is the season when hearts gather in gratefulness.

On Thanksgiving, one little child will sit with hands folded, his head bowed in prayer, not yet realizing the magnitude of thankfulness that surrounds him. But those who love him know this little boy's gentle moment was unimaginable just 3 1/2 years ...Read more

Have people made Jesus bigger than life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am not necessarily against Jesus but I think people throughout history have embellished his story and made him bigger than life. Show me where I might be wrong. -- D.Q.

A: Jesus Christ is bigger than life! He breathed life into the first man, Adam, and He gives life to every human being. He is so...Read more

Meditation 11/18-11/24: Fight the good fight 2 Tim 4:2-8 NIV

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Fight the good fight

Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their ...Read more

Meditation 11/18-11/24: Fight the good fight 2 Tim 4:2-8 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Fight the good fight

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the ...Read more

How do we provide the right kind of home for our children?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am fearful that my husband and I may not be able to provide the right kind of home for our children. We both came from broken homes and don't have any experience in knowing how to create the right environment. Is there a formula? -- W.M.

A: God is the Creator of the universe. He set the ...Read more

Meditation 11/11-11/17: Light shines out of darkness 2 Cor 4:1-6 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

God has been kind enough to trust us with this work. That's why we never give up. We don't do shameful things that must be kept secret. And we don't try to fool anyone or twist God's message around. God is our witness that we speak only the truth, so others will be sure that we can be trusted. If there is anything hidden about our message, it is...Read more

How can it be emphasized that a person's legacy is much more than money?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am preparing my will and I fear my children will not realize the impact of what I am leaving to them. How can it be emphasized that a person's legacy is much more than money? -- P.F.

A: When the multimillionaire J. P. Morgan died, his will consisted of about 10,000 words and 37 articles. In his ...Read more