CHRISTMAS SANTA CLAUS

The man we know as Santa Claus has a history all his own. Today, he is thought of mainly as the jolly man in red, but his story stretches all the way back to the 3rd century. Find out more about the history of Santa Claus from his earliest origins to the shopping mall favorite of today, and discover how two New Yorkers–Clement Clark Moore and Thomas Nast–were major influences on the Santa Claus millions of children wait for each Christmas Eve. THE LEGEND OF ST. NICHOLAS The legend of…

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The Cross an Electric Chair?

Have you ever heard a Christian writer, teacher, or pastor say something like the following?”When Jesus told those who would follow him that they must ‘take up his cross daily’ this was like telling people today to take up their electric chairs and follow him.”or”For Christians to wear crosses around their necks is like us wearing a symbol of an electric chair.”The analogy between the cross and an electric chair is intended to show that, while the cross has become a common and even sentimental symbol of Christianity today, in…

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Risking the Truth: Handling Error in the Church

You emerge from the darkness, eyes blinking. Before you there are two chairs, black leather. A fierce spotlight illuminates the scene. Seated on one chair is the Interrogator. His job is to question the “guests”. One by one they file in to face the man who wants to get at the truth at all costs. You get to watch and listen from the shadows. You take it all in. The Interrogator fires a question. The man sitting opposite him carefully ponders his answer before speaking. He knows what’s at stake.…

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Why Good Men Fail As Fathers

 Why Good Men Fail As Fathers :I’d like you to accompany me as we study the corpse of a father who failed. What you learn may help you save the lives of your children and grandchildren.You’ll find the cadaver in 1 Samuel 2-4.Cause of death: Broken neck suffered when fainting and falling off chair after hearing bad news. A Good Man Please observe that our subject had many excellent character qualities.

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