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Power Phrases of Faith

The Bible talks a lot about faith. It defines faith: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). It stresses the critical nature of faith: “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (v. 6a). It teaches that there are two aspects of faith: […]


Faith That Perseveres

The Christian leaders I admire most are those who serve for decades without much encouragement. High profile leaders are often reinforced by admirers and supporters. But those that elicit my deepest respect are people who serve faithfully in ministries that mostly go unnoticed by the Christian community. These humble servants dig in daily and persevere […]


People of the Book

Captives of the Word is the compelling title of one of the most interesting books about the Restoration Movement. Written by Louis and Beth Cochran, this readable volume underscores the commitment of our forefathers in Christian Churches and Churches of Christ to follow the Word of God as their only rule of faith and practice.  […]

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Overcoming the Fear of Death

The fear of death haunts a lot of people. There’s a gnawing anxiety that life could end at any moment and it’s upsetting and ultimately leads to unhappiness. Hebrews 2:14, 15 says that Jesus came to earth to “free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” It’s God’s […]