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The Son of Encouragement

by William J. Stewart Most of us have had a nickname at some point in our lives. Generally nicknames are either a shortened form of our name or based on a characteristic that identifies us. The man we know as … Continue reading

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Our Passover

by William J. Stewart This is Easter weekend, celebrated by many throughout the religious world as the memorial of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. The word “Easter” appears just once in the Bible, and that only in one translation—the KJV. … Continue reading

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Let Him Sell His Garment, And Buy A Sword

by William J. Stewart Luke 22:35-38 reads:   And He said to them, ‘When I sent you without money bag, knapsack, and sandals, did you lack anything?’ So they said, ‘Nothing.’ Then He said to them, ‘But now, he who … Continue reading

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by Tom Rainwater Have you ever felt frustrated — I mean really frustrated? Have you ever let a difficult or undesirable circumstance ruin your mood and sour your attitude toward the day? I imagine everyone of us has felt some … Continue reading

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April (and other kinds of) Fools

by William J. Stewart Prior to the reign of King Charles IX in France, New Year’s celebrations began on March 25 and concluded on April 1. In 1582, he decreed that with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s … Continue reading

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His Hour

In his God-given wisdom and by the direction of the Holy Spirit, Solomon wrote a wonderful and poetic discourse on God’s use of time. He begins, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…” Then, … Continue reading

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If Jesus Were On Facebook

A search on Facebook reveals a number of groups and fan pages that have been set up to focus on Jesus Christ. You can “Like” and “Follow” Jesus on Facebook, but you can’t “Friend” Him. He doesn’t have an account. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Hydrological Cycle

Hydrology is the science of water distribution through the earth. consider a simple description of the cycle: Rain falls to the ground, nourishing plants, supplying drinking water, etc.. Water seeps into the ground or runs off into creeks and rivers … Continue reading

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The Bible And Racism

by William J. Stewart The form of prejudice commonly called racism has always baffled me. Bigotry based upon skin colour makes as much sense as bigotry based upon eye or hair colour. And yet, racism is likely the most common … Continue reading

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Other People’s Mail

by William J. Stewart Have you ever received someone else’s mail? There have been times when we’ve received envelopes addressed to the former occupant of our house. Of course, the accepted practice is to write “Return to Sender” or “Not … Continue reading

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