The Truth Will Set You Free

The Truth Will Set You Free

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In the Gospel of Mark chapter 12 verses 30 and 31, Gods Word says:

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all
your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” NIV

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Yet another senseless overreaction to a policeman doing his job occurred recently in our beloved United States.

Stores were vandalized. Officers hurt. A protester shot. Violence erupted very rapidly after the event occurred.

Too rapidly.

The protesters barely had time to even hear of the event, when suddenly, the vandalism occurred. (That doesn’t sound fishy to me at all- how ’bout you?)

I don’t remember reading in the Bible anything about protests.

Peaceful or otherwise.

Revolts? Wars? Oh yes, they’re in there.

But protests I can’t recall.

I do recall this verse in Matthew chapter 5 verse 44: “But love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you….”
ESV

First of all, even if you are being persecuted, you don’t protest or riot. You pray.

Secondly, cops doing their VERY necessary job isn’t persecution. It’s law and order.

Gods Word isn’t against that. In fact, the scriptures acknowledge that we DO fight, not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities.

What does that mean? It means that when something initially intended to be peaceful erupts into violence, the Devil and his demons are behind it.

Not the police.

Rioters are fighting the wrong enemy. Most policemen have NEVER fired their weapon in the line of duty. (And don’t want too!) If a cop has to shoot you, it’s most likely your fault not his.

When supposedly peaceful demonstrators suddenly erupt into violent perpetrators, guess what? They’re not peaceful! People that are peaceful remain so, not suddenly change their entire life philosophy of being law abiding and peaceful into being violent criminals!

When someone goes looking for trouble, it’s very easy to find. Demons are lurking in the shadows of hate, just waiting for an opportunity to strike. And hotheads pretending to be coolheaded are easy targets for demonic activity.

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A few weeks ago I was in the audience when a black man standing at the podium declared that we are missing the point when we oversimplify and say “Black Lives Matter.” That very observant gentleman concluded that ALL lives matter!

Indeed.

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The Devil eventually overplays his hand.

And boy howdy he really stepped in it this time.

The latest incident of “prejudiced” police officers striking out against an “innocent” black man took place in Charlotte, North Carolina in September 2016.

Here’s how the story unfolded:

A black man sitting in his car supposedly reading a book, involved himself in something that was none of his business. The cops were there to serve a warrant to someone else- not our book reader.

The “book” he was reading turned out to be a gun. (Books look like guns right?)

He gets out of the vehicle with the gun in his hand. (No bad intention there right?)

The BLACK policeman mister “book reader” approached, warned the man SEVERAL times to drop the weapon he was brandishing. He didn’t comply with the officer’s clear instruction. The cop defended himself and shot the man.

No book was found at the scene.

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Of course no rioters initially over-reacting to the situation had any facts in the matter that might give them pause. They euphemistically dumped the clutch, slammed it into second gear, and sped recklessly down the highway to Hell, causing damage to a Walmart (for reasons unknown), damaging several squad cars, getting a protester critically shot and sixteen law enforcement officers injured. Let’s not forget blocking Interstate 85 and vandalizing eighteen wheelers. What did truckers have to do with the situation? Who knows? Who cares! Any excuse will do when destruction is your intention. (That doesn’t sound like the Devil’s work does it? Steal, Kill, and Destroy….where have I heard that before?)

The black police chief released the video of the incident to the family only. Not to the voyeuristic media. The chief is a wise man.

“The people have a right to know,” has been historically posited by the press to serve their own best interest, not the publics.

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How did the Devil overplay his hand?

By trotting out “prejudice” as the operative motivation for the shooting.

Satan set the scene in motion assuming it would be a white officer that brought the perpetrator down, inciting yet another “white cops against the black folks” scenario.

God, as always, had a plan that ultimately trumped the Devil.

The officer who justifiably performed his duty was not only black, he’s a graduate of the Christian college Liberty University.

His fellow law enforcement officers have nothing but good things to say about him!

The unfolding facts of this recent event are already revealing his by-the-book behavior.

Was there prejudice involved in the black perpetrators death?

Indeed there was.

But it wasn’t “mean” white cops hatred of an “innocent” black man.

It was the prejudice of violent infiltrators imbedded amongst the protesters.
Instigators who are prejudiced against police and will do ANYTHING to destroy the cops relationship with the people they simply want to serve and protect.

Satans’ scheme blew up
in his face this time.

The Devil always ignores the pre imminent fact that the Truth will set us free.

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The main players in this real life drama were the black policeman and the black police chief, who handled this life and death drama perfectly.

Well played gentlemen.

Score one for the good guys.

I think I’ll go to Charlotte this weekend and eat at one of my favorite Chinese restaurants.

Charlotte is a safe, well protected, family-friendly city thanks in very large part to its historically well trained and level headed law enforcement officers.

Thank you Chief Kerr Putney.

Thank you officer Brentley Vinson.

Thank you Lord.

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CHURCH IN 90
SECONDS/Joel
Harrison.All rights
reserved.

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The God of Niagara Falls

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In Deuteronomy chapter 32 verses 11 and 12, God’s Word says:

“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft. The Lord alone led him; no foreign god was with him.” NIV

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July 9th, 1960 seemed like a good Saturday afternoon to take a boat ride.

The middle of summer.

Fabulous!

Fabulous that is, until motor problems ensued, the boat capsized, and its’ three occupants went in the water.

No biggie, they had on life jackets- just swim out right?

Ummm, wrong.

The river that they fell into was the mighty Niagara.

Seven miles upstream from the thunderous falls would seem to provide ample time to angle towards the shore, grab a rock and climb out.

Perhaps elsewhere. But not here.

The mighty Niagara provides electricity for one quarter of New York state and Ontario, Canada.

89,000 cubic feet of water PER SECOND supply the power stations along the river.

No swimming against that current.

The man piloting the small watercraft went over the Falls. His body was found four days later.

The seventeen year old girl with him was carried down the Tonawanda Channel of the mighty Niagara at a rate of two to three feet PER SECOND, and was rescued by two brave men.

Rescued twenty feet from the brink of the American side.

Twenty feet. Literal seconds away from certain death.

The fall might not have killed her, but the landing on the jagged boulders at the bottom surely would have.

The rushing water carried her little brother in a different current stream. The Chippewa Channel. The one that leads over the Horseshoe Falls of the Canadian side.

170 feet high at the brink of the falls to the surface of the river below.

Another 170 feet deep from the rivers surface to the bottom.

Terrifying to think about if the waters were placid, pouring like lemonade into a glass.

But at the speeds achieved, and the volume of water rushing over the edge of the falls 170 feet in the air, the sound is thunderous.

Unnerving at first if one is standing behind the rail of the sidewalk. I know, I’ve visited the Falls many times.

BUT IN THE WATER?

It would have to be a terror matched by few other experiences.

A strong man would grow faint.

But experienced by a seven year old little boy?

One can hardly imagine the child’s fright.

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The child lived!

Wearing only a swimming suit and an orange life jacket, 7 year old Roger Woodward was pulled from the waters below by the crew of the Maid of the Mist. (A tourist boat that traverses the waters below the falls.)

Battered and bruised but otherwise unharmed, the impact on the waters surface would have been like hitting concrete for the child.

It SHOULD HAVE killed him like it did the pilot of the boat he had been in, who went over the same falls.

The downward force of the voluminous water crashing on him SHOULD HAVE held him so far under the surface that he would run out of breath before he bobbed up hundreds of feet downstream, his little lifeless body drowned in the unforgiving waters of the Niagara.

Seven year old Roger Woodward SHOULD HAVE suffered the same fate as others who have gone over the falls better intentioned and better prepared-certain death.

Why didn’t he?

Let’s hear from Roger himself thirty years after the event, where he spoke at the Glengate Alliance Church.

“It wasn’t the hand of fate, it wasn’t the hand of luck, it wasn’t the spirit of Lelawala, it was the spirit of the Living God that saved my life that day and saved my sister and gave us hope that one day we would come to know Him.”

Hallelujah brother Roger Woodward!

Hallelujah.

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What is greater than the power of the mighty Falls of Niagara?

The power of the love for a seven year old child by the God that made those falls.

That’s what.

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A House by the Side of the Road

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In the book of Galatians chapter 6 verse 3, Gods Word says:

“For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” NASB

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“Give me a house by the side of the road where the race of man goes by. The men who are good, and the men who are bad. As good and as bad as I.”

My mother taught me that little ditty when I was a small child. She never wrote it down. Nor did I.

But I never forgot it.

I look in the mirror sometimes and wonder what I look like to other people.

Smart? Dumb? Kind? Mean?

Approachable?
Unapproachable?

Galatians 6:4 goes on to say:

“But each one must exam his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.” NASB

Much of Galatians revolves around the philosophy of “Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friends eye.” Matthew 7:5 NLT

It is so easy to point out others’ shortcomings. (Because that leaves so little time to dwell on our own!)

Do other folks HAVE shortcomings?

Well ya.

But we do too!

Leading by example in terms of correction is the best way to handle it though.

Good example is loving. And powerful. (And quiet!)

Harping is annoying and counterproductive

Who wants to hang around a complainer?

Not this guy. (Especially if they’re complaining about me!)

As usual, the Word of God sums it up nicely in Galatians 6:5.

“For each one will bear his own load.” NASB

Whoop there it is!

Selah baby! (Meditate on THAT!)

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Helter Skelter

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In the Gospel of
Matthew chapter 6 verses 14-15, Gods Word says:

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, you’re Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” NIV

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By all accounts Charles Manson was, and is, insane.

That is not an accusation or a judgement on my part.

Simply a well documented observation by professionals in the field who are much more capable of coming to such a conclusion than I am.

The inmates of Corcoran State Prison are isolated from Manson- for HIS safety. (And theirs, I suspect.)

Manson, by his own admission in a broadcast interview with Geraldo Rivera some years ago, would kill “50 million of you (expletive) if I could.”

Not exactly baby sitter material.

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What should our response be to this sadistic, deranged, mastermind of the infamous Tate-Labianca murders?

We should love him.

WHAT?!?!?

That’s a tough assignment isn’t it?

Yep.

Now we aren’t instructed to take warm showers together with old Charlie boy. Nor do we need offer up our virgin daughters to him in matrimony.

But we are admonished to love him.

Says who?!?!

JESUS.

Surely not?!

Yep. Surely so.

Look, I’m not happy about that idea either.

Manson has been turned down for parole something like twelve times, and I’m glad about it!

Jesus didn’t say people like Charles Manson SHOULDN’T be in prison.

He simply said we should love them.

Tough pill to swallow. Huge pill really.

Manson is the poster child for wicked, heinous crimes.

But God………

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Hatred is insidious.

If left to our own devices, where would WE draw the line?

Adolph Hitler?

Joseph Stalin?

Our next door neighbor?

Our boss?

See the point?

Hatred is not subjective; nor is it objective.

Nor is love.

Neither one is up for debate.

As soon as we start rationalizing, we enter the Devils wheelhouse, where Satan can keep us indefinitely.

Where we lose track of the fact that the conclusion is fore gone and unarguable:

Hate is bad, love is good.

It’s not okay for Charles Manson to hate, but it is okay for us to hate?

Get out of that mine field alive if you can…..

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Jesus died to make reparation for everybody’s sins.

Everybody’s.

Not everybody’s except for Charles Manson’s.

You mean to tell me Manson could be in Heaven with us someday?

I do mean to tell you that.

All it requires is Mr. Manson’s repentance.

That’s all that was required of you right?

Right.

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But a Soldier Did

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In the Gospel of John chapter 15 verse 13, Gods Word says:

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” KJV

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No anti-war demonstrator ever fought and died in the mud and the blood and the gore of the Argonne Forest watching 26,000 of his comrades die in 47 days.

But a soldier did.

No pacifist ever participated in the Death March of Bataan, digging their own grave, then being shot and thrown into it dead or alive.

But a soldier did.

No self-serving politician ever shielded civilian families with their very lives.

But a soldier did.

No star-studded entertainer ever left their families for a year long deployment in a foreign land.

But a soldier did.

No protester ever suffered the ingratitude of being spit upon by the very people they fought for to keep them free.

But a soldier did.

No athlete ever came home blind or crippled, missing arms or legs, penniless and forgotten.

But a soldier did.

The Pharisees and Sadducees and leaders of Jerusalem didn’t stand at the foot of The Cross and proclaim: “Truly this was the Son of God.” (Matthew 27, verse 54.) NASB

But a soldier did.

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Are we too educated, or too sophisticated, or too embarrassed to repeat the phrase: “All gave some; some gave all.” ?

Why?

A soldier did.

Jesus did.

It’s Memorial Day.

While eating your hot dogs and drinking your ice tea, take just a few minutes to Selah- meditate on this.

And next time you see one, thank a soldier.

And next time you’re on your knees, thank Jesus.

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Thou Shalt Not Lie

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In 1 John chapter 2 verse 4, Gods Word says:

“He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” ASV

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We all know lying is wrong.

Right?

It’s one of the first things we are taught by our parents: “It’s a sin to tell a lie.”

But if we’re caught lying, our first reaction is to lie to try and cover for it!

If we were accused of robbing a bank, would we rob another bank to try and prove we didn’t rob the first one?

Sounds absurd doesn’t it?

But we think it’s perfectly logical to tell ANOTHER lie, when confronted with evidence that we lied.

We lie about lying!

It’s a self perpetuating sin.

The Eagles once sang: “All those lies, I can’t remember. All those lies, I’m a bad pretender.”

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We simply aren’t cut out to lie.

Children look at the floor and stammer when lying.

Teenagers yell and stomp away.

Adults faces turn red.

Some folk even burst into tears when spinning a whopper!

Why?

Cause we’re not liars.

We are made in the image and LIKENESS of God.

God can do anything but lie!

We wet the bed when we’re toddlers, does that make us perpetual bed wetters?

No. In fact the embarrassment of doing so spurs us on to STOP wetting the bed.

Toddlers are so proud the first time they go all night without wetting the bed.

“Look mommy, I’m a big boy!”

But not lying. If we even think we got away with a little fib, we will progressively tell bigger and more convoluted lies seemingly without being able to stop ourselves.

We lie casually.

“Grandma your (blue) hair is so pretty!”

“Man that’s a cool shirt! (I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing that clown outfit.)”

“I got a great deal on this car! (I hope he doesn’t know anyone at the dealership, I got screwed when I bought this car.)”

“Best apple pie I’ve ever eaten girl! (Maybe if I butter her up, I’ll get a little kissy-kissy after while.)”

Well those are just little white lies right?

Harmless.

Like just a little ebola virus.

Or being a little pregnant.

Or a little drunk behind the wheel of a car.

What could possibly go wrong?

Oh, I don’t know.

Maybe a President having a sexual encounter with a White House intern……….

Or Benghazi. Nobody really got hurt much from that one right?

Is anyone gullible enough to believe that the lies that surrounded those events were told by first time liars?

“Tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable.”
(Daily Inspirational Quotes)

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Under the Old Covenant folks tried not to lie for fear of punishment.

Under the New Covenant we try not to lie because we love God and love our neighbor and don’t want to hurt Him or them.

Now I ask you: Ain’t that the truth?

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Roger That Captain

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In the book of Judges chapter 7 verse 9, Gods Word says:

“The Lord said to him, ‘Arise, go down against the camp, for I have given it into your hands’….” NASB

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When we feel confident about a thing, we do it quickly.

Chest puffed out, shoulders back, head held high.

“I got this,” we boast, and march in like Sherman took Atlanta.

But exactly like Sherman’s Armies, we usually proffer our boast when we know we have a lot more soldiers on the battlefield than our opponent.

But what about when we are, in our own eyes (and in the eyes of our enemy), vastly out numbered?

We get hesitant.

But hold on a minute. Wasn’t it God Himself that told Gideon that the victory was his?

Go ahead Gid, open up a “can” on ’em, you’re going to win!

The battle was the Lords, the victory was Gideon’s!

Go get ’em tiger, you CAN’T lose!

And yet…

God knows His kids very well.

In the next breath, Father God said this: “But if you are AFRAID to go down, go with Purah your servant down to the camp, and you will hear what they say; and afterward your hands will be strengthened that you may go down against the camp.” Judges 7:10-11
NASB

Did you catch that?

God said in essence, if you don’t trust me, go listen for yourself!

Here’s the really shocking part:

Gideon took Purah and snuck into the camp and eavesdropped on a conversation that readily confirmed what the Creator and Master of the Universe had already told Gideon!

What a wuss!

Gideon had to get back-up confirmation from his enemies on GOD’S WORD!

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Now hold on before you start feeling all good about your righteous self and puffing that chest out again. We all do the same thing.

What’s “all” mean?

ALL…

God had already instructed Gideon to send home tens of thousands of his soldiers.

Why?

God didn’t need them.

God didn’t need the 300 that He had Gideon keep on site either.

God didn’t need Gideon!

So what was the deal?

The deal was that God was doing what He ALWAYS does. He fights our battles for us, and gives us the victories!

God lets us join in the fray even though He doesn’t need our help. (Keep THAT in mind.)

We contribute very little but obedience, then God fights our battles AND gives us the spoils!

Now please don’t misunderstand: there’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting confirmation to make sure that WE understand God correctly when He plants a seed in our hearts.

That’s okay. In fact, preferable in most cases.

But that’s not what Gideon was doing.

Gideon was mis-trusting the King of the Universe and it wasn’t the first time Gideon had done it! (Remember the dew on the grass/dew on the lamb’s fleece episode?)

But God…

His loving kindness.

His mercy.

His understanding of His children’s fears.

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Seek God’s guidance and you’ll receive it.

If there’s some part you don’t quite “get”, ask Him for confirmation or clarification.

He’ll surely provide it.

But once you’ve received it, it’s full speed ahead.

In Luke 9:62 Jesus said: “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is NOT FIT for the Kingdom of God.” NLT

Ouch!

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RECEIVE Gods word.

BELIEVE Gods word.

ACT on Gods word.

When informed of His desire (and any NECESSARY confirmation has been obtained), our only response should be:

“Roger that Captain.”

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Mighty Mouse

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In the book of Ecclesiastes chapter 9 verse 10, Gods Word says:

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” NASB
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Growing up I loved to watch the cartoon character Mighty Mouse.

He was small, but well, mighty.

“Here I come to save the day!” he’d sing out in proclamation as he zoomed out of the sky like Superman.

He was a mouse.
(Not generally considered to be one of the worlds mightiest of creatures.)

Some villain, most often a cat, would be threatening a bunch of mice when Mighty Mouse swooped in.

His diminutive size did not impede him. He was fearless and undaunted.

The tiny mice would cheer him as he pummeled their adversary and left some wicked cat seeing stars.

Mighty Mouse was quite small compared to his enemies, but you couldn’t tell him that.

He was unstoppable.

You are too.

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“Putting a limit on what you WILL do, puts a limit on what you CAN do.” Dexter Yager

God placed everyone of us that has ever lived on this Earth here for a purpose.

He didn’t put us here to fail.

That would be unfair wouldn’t it?
Expect us to do something we couldn’t do?

Of course not everybody can do everything. But we don’t have to.

God put enough folks with various talents and abilities on this Earth at any given time, to join together and get whatever needs to be done, done!

That includes you.

God does expect us to do what He knows we CAN do though.

What He designed each of us individually to do.

“You don’t understand. I can’t do much of anything special I’ve got certain handicaps.”

Nonsense!

Look at Helen Keller. Deaf, dumb, and blind from birth. Google her. She was absolutely amazing!

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“If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Gloria Copeland once said to God:
“Take my life and do something with it.”

God surely granted her request.

He”ll do something with your life also if you ask Him to.

If you already know why you were put here, get to it.

If you don’t-ask Him and He’ll tell you.

You’ll never be satisfied until you do.

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Big Bang Theory

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In the book of John chapter 15 verse 13, God’s Word says:

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” NASB

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Countless philosophies and their endless theories exist:

“WHO are we?”

“WHAT is the meaning of life?”

“WHEN will we be satisfied?”

“WHERE is life taking us?”

“WHY is life so hard?”

“HOW do I know I’m on the right path?”

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A philosopher named William James once wrote: “The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”

Now there’s an idea!

Eternal impact!

Wow! Anybody ever do that?

I can think of One who did.

A person by the name of Jesus Christ.

He lived to show us how to live life and live it more abundantly in ALL ways.

He also died so that we could live Eternally!

Dang! Have a great life here on Earth, AND receive a “get out of death free card”?

Where do you sign up for that deal?

That’s the REALLY cool part!

You’ve already been signed up by being born. (And you thought your mom and dad were just foolin’ around one weekend.) All you have to say is “okay” to the deal.

Holy mackerel, that’s too good to be true!

No you’re wrong.

That’s too good and it IS true.

Just invite Christ into your heart. (He ALWAYS comes when invited.)

Ask Him to forgive you. (He ALWAYS does no matter how rotten you are.)

Then read the “Owners Manual for Life” (It’s a series of short books called the Holy Bible, and it’s chock full of great advice. Not theories- FACTS. Stuff that actually works!)

The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of life will all be revealed inside the covers of the Bible. Every page is slam full of good advice and mysteries revealed.

It actually even explains the Big Bang Theory in the very first book. (It’s named Genesis and it describes how EVERYTHING started!)

Get yours today at finer stores everywhere. You can even buy one online. (Walmart’s got ’em. Who doesn’t go to Walmart?)

You don’t even need to hurry because “supplies are limited.”

They’re not.

The Holy Bible is the best selling book of all time. (You like bestsellers right?)

You DO need to hurry and get the Bible for another reason though:

Life is short; don’t get caught dead without it….

PS: Oh ya, after you get one, buy one for your friends—they’ll love you for it.

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We Drive Cadillacs in Our Dreams

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In the book of Acts chapter 10 verse 34, Gods Word says:

“Opening his mouth, Peter said: ‘I most certainly understand now God is not One to show partiality.'” NASB

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Three Dog Night once sang: “Dreaming isn’t good for you unless you do the things it tells you to.”

We all remember dreams at least occasionally.

Some are sweet.

Some are scary.

Most are pointless.

But every once in a while, dreams are amazing.

I’m sure the dream that Joseph had about hauling his wife and small son Jesus to Egypt wasn’t typical for him. But it sure was impactful.

Unlike an ordinary night time slumber story, Joseph got the message loud and clear:

Run for your child’s life!

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A night watchman in Japan once had a horrifying dream concerning a plane crash that involved his boss.

The watchman saw the plane his boss was riding on crash and burn and kill everyone on board.

It was so convincing that the watchman rushed to tell the president of the company where he worked first thing the next morning. Indeed it was urgent: the boss was due to fly out that day at 10:00AM!

When the watchman gave the boss man the flight number, the head honcho was convinced—he had his flight changed to another day.

The flight the watchman had dreamed about did indeed embark that morning. And it crashed horribly killing everybody on board.

The mans boss was so grateful, he gave the watchman a $5000 bonus for saving his life.

Then the boss fired him for sleeping on the job!

After all: night watchmen are supposed to stay awake!
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Everyone has dreams in their hearts.

Things they’d REALLY like to do or see or have.

Our “wish list”.

Jesus said: “I’ve come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.”

Don’t just live. Live life to the fullest!

A grand life has been purchased FOR you.

By Jesus.

At a very high price.

THE ULTIMATE PRICE.

He died that we might live a fabulous life! Right now, right here on earth. (As well as later in Heaven.)

My goodness folks, it’s an insult to His death on the cross FOR us if we don’t capitalize on what He’s made available TO us!

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Abraham Lincoln once said:

“That SOME achieve great success is proof to ALL that others can as well.”

Yeah, what Abe said! What God does for one, He’ll do for everyone!

Another great Abraham once asked God,”where shall I go?”

Jehovah replied: “To a place that I WILL show you.”

So Father Abraham got up and got going, with less info than most of us already have!

Abraham did it by faith.

We can too.

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Well, what are you still sitting there for?

God gave you a dream.

Go after it!

He’s with you every step of the way.

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