COVID-19 Series Update: The last few weeks I’ve been covering topics that I felt were important for us to be reminded of. Being away from church has an effect. Being finite people, is it possible for us to always remember what we should remember to the degree that we should remember it. And when we are…
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Relationship Evangelism There is an old story told about a man by the name of Ali Facid. He had a small farm and a family. One day, the story goes, a Buddhist priest came by and said to Ali Facid: You know, there are valuable stones called diamonds, and if you get one of these you could be a wealthy…
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By Pastor Glenn Pease It cost Thomas Edison one dollar and ten cents to make the first light bulb. He sold them for 40 cents each. He then got the cost down to 80 cents a piece, but he still sold them for 40 cents. In the third year he reduced the cost to 50 cents. The losses were becoming greater as…
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By Pastor Glenn Pease The passage we are looking at has been greatly misunderstood. Some have thought it contradicts what Paul says about being justified by faith. James says we are justified by works. They appear to be holding opposite views, but a close study of the words reveals that they are in perfect…
Life keeps moving. Round and round it goes. Where can we find ultimate meaning and significance if there is nothing really new and we are so quickly forgotten? This ultimate meaning and signficance cannot be found ‘under the sun.’ it must be found in eternity with our Creator.
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He wrote in advance the epitaph to be on his gravestone: “The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and gilding, lies here … Yet the Work itself shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and…
It is not that the pursuit of wisdom is completely pointless or useless. Wisdom has many advantages and can result in many positive outcomes. But… If your pursuit of wisdom is in order to find life’s ultimate “profit” or “advantage” or “value,” then your pursuit is misguided and will ultimately leave you disappointed.
The true “profit” that the wise may receive and that will one day make sense of all of life’s “puzzles” is not to be found in this life “under the sun.” It is to be found in “eternity."
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A Phoenix area man bought a watch for $6 at a Goodwill store and then resold it for $35,000. Zach Norris said he saw the watch and realized it was a rare driving watch and that only 900 of them had ever been made. He sold the watch on a collector’s website and then donated some of the profit back to…