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Religion

COVID-19 and the believer’s hope of heaven

You may have heard that I recently tested positive for COVID-19. If I were writing this a year ago, it might be a little more intriguing, but now after tens of millions of people worldwide have had the Coronavirus, it is not exactly news when one more person is infected. Although COVID-19 ...

At death, Jesus takes us home

One of the last times he saw his sister was in the hospital. She was suffering terribly from cancer. They talked very candidly about the future. She looked up at him and said, “John, I am going to die very soon and be with the Lord.” Dr. John MacArthur looked at his sister and said, “Sis, ...

Jeremiah: a prophet to the nation

When God said that He ordained Jeremiah as a prophet to the nations, what was He saying? What did He mean? In the original language, the word ordained meant: to make, or constitute anyone to be anything, ref. Gesenius Lexicon. If God made him (Jeremiah) in the womb, and ordained him as a ...

Religion briefs

Schrader church to host speakers REEDSVILLE — Schrader United Methodist Church will host the following speakers during 8:30 a.m. services: ¯May 9 — Bobbi Kuhns ¯May 16 — Chip Baumgardner ¯May 23 — Dennis Hetrick ¯May 30 — Bradley Kauffman Program available to help ...

US Catholic bishops may press Biden to stop taking Communion

When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they’ll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don’t receive Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights. At issue is a document ...

Why should I follow Jesus?

“Area of Idiots.” That was the old name of a town in northern Nigeria. Now they’re celebrating their new name, “Area of Plenty.” The village, in Kano state in Nigeria, gained its initial name about 70 years ago when people settled close to a river known as the Idiotic River. It is ...

Pope ousts leadership of Ecudorian diocese amid complaints

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis responded Wednesday to reports of poor governance, financial mismanagement and moral failings in the Ecuadorian diocese of Riobamba by not only accepting the resignation of the retiring bishop but that of his heir apparent as well. Francis on Wednesday accepted the ...

Take control of your life

It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. Jeremiah 10:23b We have looked at the topic of God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility several times before. But in Jeremiah 10:23, we are confronted with the truth again. Many of us are now at a different stage in our lives; we have ...

Today’s lesson: don’t give the enemy a seat at our table

Good morning, my friends! Aw, this morning my heart is so full and overflowing with love for my dear Jesus. Do you have a minute or two? Love to share my own heart with you all. I recently purchased an old wrought iron table and chair set at a yard sale. It needs some love and I just thought ...

Religion briefs

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