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Grace
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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. [Ephesians 2:8 NIV]

There is a reason that many of our words in English have Greek and Latin roots. Much of our western culture is based on ideas and institutions that originated in Ancient Greece and were adopted as ideals ...

Marble David
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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; ...

Humility
Brothers
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This past Sunday, in her sermon, Major AnnMarguerite Jones quoted from Acts Chapter 9, which has the account we usually refer to as “Paul’s Damascus Road experience”.

I was intensely moved again by the realization that just two words spoken in love at the right time and empowered by the Holy Spirit can (and did) change the course of history! ...

Pilgrim path
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Here are two translations of the same passage of scripture:

“11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, ...

Coins
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Some of you may be old enough to remember small circular pieces of metal which were used to buy and sell goods and services before the days of Amazon and plastic cards. Yes, the ones we called “coins”.

If you can still find one — check under the cushion on the sofa — have a look and you will see that a common feature is the stamping of the ...