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Meditation 12/5 - 12/11: His Mercy and Love - Ps 103:11-16 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

So great is His Mercy and Love

As high as heaven is over the earth,
so strong is his love to those who fear him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset,
he has separated us from our sins.

As parents feel for their children,
God feels for those who fear him.
He knows us inside and out,
...Read more

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Supreme Court leans in favor of requiring taxpayer funding for some religious schools

Religion / Religious News /

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices sounded ready Wednesday to rule for a Maine couple seeking state taxpayer funds to send their children to a church-sponsored school because no public ones are available in their area.

The case of Carson vs. Makin poses the latest test of the line between church and state, and it comes at a time when the ...Read more

Did God’s love begin when He sent Jesus into the world?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Did God’s love begin when He sent Jesus into the world? – L.B.

A: God’s love did not begin at creation, at the manger, or at the cross; God’s love began in eternity past. Before the world was established, before the time clock of civilization began to move, God’s love ...Read more

Meditation 12/5 - 12/11: His Mercy and Love - Ps 103:11-16 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

So great is His Mercy and Love

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear ...Read more

Supreme Court poised to further open the door for taxpayer funding of religious schools

Religion / Religious News /

WASHINGTON — After imposing a strict church-state separation for decades, the Supreme Court appears poised to allow — and in some cases even require — more government funding of church-run schools.

Legal experts say that could open the door to church-sponsored charter schools operating with public funds in many cities.

The court's shift ...Read more

Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS

More than 1,000 horseback riders journey to shrine for start of pilgrimage

Religion / Religious News /

Central Road in Des Plaines, Illinois, normally whizzing with fast cars, was empty just after noon Saturday, save for the police cars blocking entry. There was only the sound of honking geese.

Then, soft clomps came from the east, steadily growing in volume and soon accentuated with neighing. Over the horizon, a cadre of horseback riders ...Read more

Why can’t people discern the difference between knowledge and wisdom?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am an educator and I thirst for knowledge. But I am also a Christian and my associates tell me that I should seek knowledge rather than lean on common sense and faith in God. Society is consumed with knowledge, yet it seems that there is little common sense (or wisdom). Why can’...Read more

Meditation 12/5 - 12/11: His Mercy and Love - Ps 103:11-16 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

So great is His Mercy and Love

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who ...Read more

What is the secret to standing strong when troubles come?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There are so many storms in life — literal and imagined. What is the secret to standing strong when troubles come? – M.S.

A: Thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards — bad weather comes in many different forms. Florida winters are sunny and warm while life in Pennsylvania may ...Read more

Meditation 12/5 - 12/11: His Mercy and Love Ps 103:11-16 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

So great is His Mercy and Love

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for ...Read more

Meditation 12/5 - 12/11: Great is His Mercy and Love Ps 103:11-16 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

So great is His Mercy and Love

For as the heaven is high above the earth,
so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Like as a father pitieth his children,
so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
For he knoweth our frame;...Read more

Why does the Bible say that Jesus’ kingdom will never fail?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: History proves that empires eventually fall. Why is this, and why does the Bible say that Jesus’ kingdom will never fail? – K.E.

A: How does the Kingdom of God differ from man’s created societies? Conversion is a requirement of citizenship in Heaven. Jesus Christ said, “...Read more

Meditation 11/28- 12/4: Ps 91:9-16 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

"Because he loves me"

The LORD Most High
is your fortress.
Run to him for safety,
and no terrible disasters
will strike you
or your home.

God will command his angels
to protect you
wherever you go.
They will carry you
in their arms,
and you won't hurt your feet
on the stones.
You will overpower<...Read more

Should a public restaurant encourage praying?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My family went to a restaurant with a sign in the window: Prayer is welcomed here. I felt troubled when we received a discount because we had prayed before our meal, until the owner came and told us that this has opened up ways to testify of the Lord. – M.P

A: To bow the head in ...Read more

Meditation 11/28- 12/4: Ps 91:9-16 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

"Because he loves me"

If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands
so you won't even hurt your foot on a stone.
You...Read more

The God Squad: More off-the-grid things for which we should be thankful

Religion / God Squad /

Add these wonderful offerings to my thankfulness for olive oil and honey…

I am grateful for my union and the extraordinary work the union reps performed to assist their members during the pandemic. Hours were spent on the phone with unemployment to get answers to members' questions and in some cases reps assisted with the filling out of the ...Read more

Why is the Bible refused as a source of truth?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: It seems strange that a book that has been around longer than all others is refused as a source of truth, especially when it is a book filled with hope and promise. – B.H.

A: Unlike the books of men, the Bible is a book of promise—and hope—and it doesn’t change or get out ...Read more

Meditation 11/28- 12/4: Ps 91:9-16 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

"Because he loves me"

Yes, because God's your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can't get close to you,
harm can't get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they'll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You'll walk unharmed among ...Read more

What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does it mean to hunger and thirst for righteousness? – H.T.

A: Hunger, in the physical sense, is a sign of life. Dead men need no food; they crave no water. Humans must have nourishment or they’ll starve. The Bible teaches that the soul must feed on the things of God ...Read more

Meditation 11/28- 12/4: Ps 91:9-16 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

"Because he loves me"

Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place--
the Most High, who is my refuge[a]--
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you ...Read more