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What Is A Fact?

Brian Chair

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8 ...

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Inauguration Day

Brian Chair

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 Today, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president on the United States. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of American democracy. Watching an outgoing President sit in support of someone new taking the office is a much different experience than...

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Our Motivation to Forgive

Brian Chair

This last Sunday I spent a few moments preaching about forgiveness. Anytime I do that, I always feel like I leave too much unsaid. So, over the next few weeks, I am going to write a few articles about forgiveness. Hopefully, they will help us recognize what forgiveness is (and is not), and encourage us to live in a spirit of forgiveness. Forgiveness of sins is at the hear...

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Race Horses And Plow Horses

Brian Chair

This week I am continuing an ongoing discussion about forgiving others. Forgiving people is one of the more common (and also challenging) aspects of the Christian life. It is inevitable that people will do hurtful things to you, but the Lord has called us all to forgive as we have been forgiven. So over the next weeks we will look at different aspects of forgiveness, an...

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"For", Not Just "About"

Brian Chair

This week I am continuing an ongoing discussion about forgiving others. Forgiving people is one of the more common (and also challenging) aspects of the Christian life. It is inevitable that people will do hurtful things to you, but the Lord has called us all to forgive as we have been forgiven. So over the next weeks we will look at different aspects of forgiveness, an...

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Forgive and Forget?

Brian Chair

This week I am continuing an ongoing discussion about forgiving others. Forgiving people is one of the more common (and also challenging) aspects of the Christian life. It is inevitable that people will do hurtful things to you, but the Lord has called us all to forgive as we have been forgiven. So over the next weeks we will look at different aspects of forgiveness, an...

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The Choice To Forgive

Brian Chair

This week I am continuing an ongoing discussion about forgiving others. Forgiving people is one of the more common (and also challenging) aspects of the Christian life. It is inevitable that people will do hurtful things to you, but the Lord has called us all to forgive as we have been forgiven. So over the next weeks we will look at different aspects of forgiveness, an...

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Only The Strong Can Forgive

Brian Chair

This week I am continuing an ongoing discussion about forgiving others. Forgiving people is one of the more common (and also challenging) aspects of the Christian life. It is inevitable that people will do hurtful things to you, but the Lord has called us all to forgive as we have been forgiven. So over the next weeks we will look at different aspects of forgiveness, an...

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It's Not OK!

Brian Chair

This week I am continuing an ongoing discussion about forgiving others. Forgiving people is one of the more common (and also challenging) aspects of the Christian life. It is inevitable that people will do hurtful things to you, but the Lord has called us all to forgive as we have been forgiven. So over the next weeks we will look at different aspects of forgiveness, an...

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I'm Sorry

Brian Chair

This week I am continuing an ongoing discussion about forgiving others. Forgiving people is one of the more common (and also challenging) aspects of the Christian life. It is inevitable that people will do hurtful things to you, but the Lord has called us all to forgive as we have been forgiven. So over the next weeks we will look at different aspects of forgiveness, an...

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The Free Gift Has A Cost

Brian Chair

This week I am continuing an ongoing discussion about forgiving others. Forgiving people is one of the more common (and also challenging) aspects of the Christian life. It is inevitable that people will do hurtful things to you, but the Lord has called us all to forgive as we have been forgiven. So over the next weeks we will look at different aspects of forgiveness, an...

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving For Forgiveness!

Brian Chair

I light of the season and the fact that I have been writing on forgiveness for the last few weeks, I sat down and wrote a thanksgiving prayer. I hope that you can pray it with me, and may you have a great Thanksgiving!! ...

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Santa Needs To Hear The Gospel

Brian Chair

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6 Nicholas was a bishop who lived during the fourth century in Asia Minor. He had a reputation for helping the poor. One of the legends that sprung up following his death is concerning one particular man who ...

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Compassion Fatigue

Brian Chair

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 Our world is inundated with instant access news. We can know what happened on the other side of the planet in minutes. That being the case, every day has reports of new tragedy. Here are some shocking statistics: In 2015, the U.S. State Department counted 11,774...

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