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Meditation 3/28 - 4/3: Love One Another 1 Jn 3:11-18 MSG

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Love One Another

For this is the original message we heard: We should love each other.

We must not be like Cain, who joined the Evil One and then killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because he was deep in the practice of evil, while the acts of his brother were righteous. So don't be surprised, friends, when the world hates you...Read more

How can I prove my desire to love her through this and win her back?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Many call marriage a contract. Doesn’t that make it seem like a business deal instead of a relationship? I don’t want to have a marriage that is like a business, but she is making my life hard, and perhaps being unfaithful. How can I prove my desire to love her through this and win her ...Read more

Meditation 3/28 - 4/3: Love One Another 1 Jn 3:11-18 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Love One Another

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous. Do not be surprised, brothers,[a] that the world hates you....Read more

Why do Christians think it is okay to challenge others’ beliefs?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’ve been told that to live in peace mankind should not fight with one another. Is this reasonable and why do Christians think it is okay to challenge others’ beliefs? — F.S.

A: There is an expression that says, “Don’t fight it — it’s bigger than both of us.” But the truth ...Read more

Meditation 3/28 - 4/3: Love One Another 1 Jn 3:11-18 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Love One Another

For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous.

Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you. We know ...Read more

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Majority of Americans don’t belong to a place of worship in historic decline, poll finds

Religion / Religious News /

For the first time in eight decades, fewer than 50% of Americans say they belong to a church, synagogue or mosque amid an ongoing steep decline in religious attendance, according to a new biannual Gallup poll.

Gallup first began polling Americans on church membership in 1937. In the six decades that followed, between 68% and 76% of Americans ...Read more

What is more important to God, our health or our soul?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is so much emphasis on lifestyles and health care. What is more important to God, our health or our soul? — H.S.

A: There is great value placed on the physical well-being of people, their belongings, and even experiences. Some years ago it was reported that it would take $100 ...Read more

Meditation 3/28 - 4/3: Love One Another 1 Jn 3:11-18 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Love One Another

This is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother's were righteous. Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates you. We know that we...Read more

Meditation 3/28 - 4/3: Love One Another 1 Jn 3:11-18 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Love One Another

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

We know that we have passed ...Read more

Why does the Bible say that the cross is foolishness to those who don’t believe?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why does the Bible say that the cross is foolishness to those who don’t believe? — F.C.

A: The wisdom of this world is cynical of what was accomplished by the death and resurrection of Christ. The Apostle Paul said, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are ...Read more

Meditation 3/21 - 3/27: Grow Up In Him Eph 4:11-16 CEV

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Grow up in Him!

Christ chose some of us to be apostles, prophets, missionaries, pastors, and teachers, so that his people would learn to serve and his body would grow strong. This will continue until we are united by our faith and by our understanding of the Son of God. Then we will be mature, just as Christ is, and we will be completely...Read more

Should the classroom be where our children should learn what they need in life?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Society today teaches that the classroom is where our children should learn what they need in life. Is this true? — T.C.

A: Parents have a heavy responsibility to nurture their children. Parents are responsible not only for meeting the physical needs of their children — which even ...Read more

Meditation 3/21 - 3/27: Grow Up In Him Eph 4:11-16 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

Grow up in Him!

He is the one who gave these gifts to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ, until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature ...Read more

The God Squad: Passover

Religion / God Squad /

This week’s column is about what it means to eat a meal for God. Next week, we will focus on Easter and ask what it means to eat a meal of God.

When Father Tom Hartman was alive, he would write the Passover column and I would write the Easter column. It was our way of proving and sustaining the mission statement of the God Squad that, “We ...Read more

Why do people long to be accepted by others?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am studying human behavior in college and want to do a paper on why people long to be accepted by others. I guess we all do. Why is this? –N.A.

A: A Harvard College professor once said that young people want to feel that they “belong” more than anything else. The fact is most ...Read more

Meditation 3/21 - 3/27: Grow Up In Him Eph 4:11-16 MSG

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Grow up in Him!

And the One who climbed down is the One who climbed back up, up to highest heaven. He handed out gifts above and below, filled heaven with his gifts, filled earth with his gifts. He handed out gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, and pastor-teacher to train Christians in skilled servant work, working within Christ's ...Read more

How can one person be allowed to simply excuse someone else’s behavior?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Recently a lot of pardons have been given to prisoners. How can one person be allowed to simply excuse someone else’s behavior? — F.P.

A: History reveals that pardons have been given throughout time, and there are those who have actually refused a pardon. From the records of the U.S. ...Read more

Meditation 3/21 - 3/27: Grow Up In Him Eph 4:11-16 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Grow up in Him!

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of ...Read more

'God is doing something': Priest's daily Bible podcast tops charts, reaches millions

Religion / Religious News /

DULUTH, Minn. – Sometime last spring, feeling distressed and distracted by all that was going on in the world, the Rev. Mike Schmitz turned to the Bible.

"I realized it was grounding me in a unique way," the Duluth Catholic priest said. "It helped me find a sense of peace."

That gave Schmitz, an avid podcast and audiobook consumer, an idea: ...Read more

How can I be a source of joy for others?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I know people who in their own troubles can still be a source of joy to others. Now in the middle years of my life I am beginning to see things differently and I long to be like these people who have something I do not have. What is the secret? — J.S.

A: People who look not on their own ...Read more