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Biblical Contradictions found in the Catholic Church
Shared By: Michael Grant on Sep 4, 2016
Summary: Catholics are instructed to call the priest “Father” “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for one is your Father, He who is in heaven” – Mathew 23:9 Priest claims to have the power to forgive sin “…who can forgive sins but God alone?” - Ma...
Category: Stories
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Suffering & The Riches of His Glory
Shared By: Michael Grant on Sep 3, 2016
Summary: What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared be...
Category: Stories
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Scripture: Romans 9:22-24
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Lessons from a GPS
Shared By: Coz von on Jul 13, 2016
Summary: A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Prov 16:9, 3:6. I’m sure you’ve driven a car with a Global Positioning System (GPS). A number of years ago I se...
Category: Humor
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WHEN GOD SPEAKS
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jul 7, 2016
Summary: WHEN GOD SPEAKS Did you hear about the old golfer who was standing in front of the first tee, a hazardous hole with a green surrounded by water, and wondering if he should use his new golf ball? Deciding that the hole was too dangerous, he chose...
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BEFORE YOU CAN KNOW GOD'S WILL....
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jul 7, 2016
Summary: BEFORE YOU CAN KNOW GOD’S WILL.... When we are asked about knowing the will of God, we usually hurry to Romans 12:1-2 and give info about the "perfect will of God." But we may be missing something if that is the case. The New Testament was orig...
Category: Quotes
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GODLY COUNSEL
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Jul 7, 2016
Summary: GODLY COUNSEL Proverbs 11:14 is a timely verse for the United States of America. It declares, “A nation falls through a lack of guidance, but victory comes through the counsel of many.” God has placed godly men and women around you in the Body...
Category: Stories
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The power of unity
Shared By: Shawn miller on Jun 2, 2016
Summary: In one of Aesops fables he describes an old man who had several sons, who were always falling out with one another. He had often, but to no purpose, exhorted them to live together in harmony. One day he called them together, and he gathered a bund...
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JOHN DENVER'S LOST OPPORTUNITY
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 23, 2016
Summary: JOHN DENVER’S LOST OPPORTUNITY One day in a frequent flyer room, I looked over and saw John Denver. It was pretty obvious with his distinct features and signature guitar that it was him. I went over and said, "John!" He jumped up, stuck out his...
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PATRIOTIC TESTIMONY - SGT. YORK, CHRISTIAN SOLDIER
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 23, 2016
Summary: SERGEANT YORK the Christian Soldier If someone remembers the name Sergeant York, they remark by saying, “That’s the movie starring Gary Cooper, right?” Who is this hillbilly from Tennessee? This is where our story begins. In December 1887, ...
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WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT, DONALD TRUMP?
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 23, 2016
Summary: WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT, DONALD TRUMP? Donald Trump says that he wants to make America great again. If he does, he should listen to the words of French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, who visited America in 1831, said, "I sought for the greatness ...
Category: Quotes
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HAPPINESS IS NOT FOUND IN MORE THINGS....
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: HAPPINESS IS NOT FOUND IN MORE THINGS... If having more would make us happy, we would never need the Tenth Commandment - "You shall not COVET.’ It is written especially for unhappy people who think that happiness is found in more things. Have...
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THE DEATH OF COMMON SENSE
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: THE DEATH OF COMMON SENSE Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be...
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JESUS IS THE GOSPEL.
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: JESUS IS THE GOSPEL. "Fundamentally, our Lord’s message was Himself. He did not come merely to preach a Gospel; He himself is that Gospel. He did not come merely to give bread; He said, "I am the bread." He did not come merely to shed light; He s...
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DOES YOUR CHURCH WORSHIP ITS WORSHIP?
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: DOES YOUR CHURCH WORSHIP ITS WORSHIP STYLE? If the answer is yes, think about this quote: "Whenever the method of worship becomes more important than the Person of worship, we have already prostituted our worship. There are entire congregation...
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FROM ATHEISM TO BEN HUR
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: FROM ATHEISM TO BEN HUR "After six years given to the impartial investigation of Christianity as to its truth or falsity, I have come to the deliberate conclusion that Jesus Christ was the Messiah of the Jews, the Savior of the world and my own p...
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THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY HANDBOOK.....AMAZING!
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY HANDBOOK.......AMAZING! These words were printed in the first Harvard University handbook! "Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know...
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JESUS, BUDDHA AND MOHAMMED
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: JESUS, BUDDHA AND MOHAMMED "Buddha never claimed to be God. Moses never claimed to be Jehovah. Mohammed never claimed to be Allah. Yet Jesus Christ claimed to be the true and living God. Buddha simply said, ’I am a teacher in search of the ...
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SIR ISAAC NEWTON ON THE BIBLE
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: SIR ISAAC NEWTON ON THE BIBLE In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence. We account the Scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy. I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than ...
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WHY EINSTEIN WAS SO BRILLIANT
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: WHY EINSTEIN WAS SO BRILLIANT "As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene.... ..No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of ...
Category: Quotes
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JESUS IN EVERY BOOK OF THE BIBLE
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: JESUS IN EVERY BOOK OF THE BIBLE In Genesis – He is the seed of woman. In Exodus - He is the Passover Lamb. In Leviticus- He is Our High Priest. In Numbers- He is the Cloud by day and a Pillar of Fire by night. I...
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100 NAMES FOR JESUS IN THE BIBLE
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on May 19, 2016
Summary: ONE HUNDRED NAMES OF JESUS Here is a list of 100 Names of Jesus we find in the pages of the Bible. Advocate (1 John 2:1) Almighty (Rev. 1:8; Mt. 28:18) Alpha and Omega (Rev. 1:8; 22:13) Amen (Rev. 3:14) Apostle of our P...
Category: Quotes
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HAND MOTIONS FOR THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Mar 10, 2016
Summary: HAND MOTIONS FOR THE 10 COMMANDMENTS Here are some easy to learn hand motions I have learned as I started my new teaching series on the Ten Commandments ("The Big Ten"). I believe it will help you and your church family remember the Ten Commandmen...
Category: Stories
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WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN (Quotes by David Platt)
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Mar 8, 2016
Summary: WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN... “I realize there is never going to be a day when I stand before God and He looks at me and says, ’I wish you would have kept more for yourself.’ I’m confident that God will take care of me.” ¯ David Platt, Radical: ...
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A PRECIOUS CREATOR by Spurgeon
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Mar 8, 2016
Summary: GREAT QUOTE “Nothing teaches us about the PRECIOUSNESS of the Creator as much as when we learn the EMPTINESS of everything else.” ¯ Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening
Category: Quotes
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QUOTES FROM NAPOLEON ON JESUS
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Mar 8, 2016
Summary: QUOTES FROM NAPOLEON ON JESUS I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what ...
Category: Quotes
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Its over, Elijah came!
Shared By: Coz von on Mar 7, 2016
Summary: ”Elijah was physically taken up into heaven in a flaming chariot of fire. God said: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the he...
Category: Quotes
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CHRISTIANS AREN'T ANY DIFFERENT
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Mar 5, 2016
Summary: CHRISTIANS AREN’T ANY DIFFERENT “We find there is very little difference in ethical behavior between churchgoers and those who are not active religiously. The levels of lying, cheating, and stealing are similar in both groups. Eight out of ten ...
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DOES ONE VOTE MATTER???
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Mar 1, 2016
Summary: DOES ONE VOTE MATTER???? Yes! Your ONE VOTE matters. Voter participation often suffers because of the generally accepted belief that “one vote really can’t make a difference.” Here is historical proof quite to the contrary! 1645: 1 VOTE gav...
Category: Quotes
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THE DAILY NEEDS OF ISRAEL IN THE WILDERNESS
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Mar 1, 2016
Summary: THE DAILY NEEDS OF ISRAEL IN THE WILDERNESS The 40-year wilderness wandering by Moses and the Israelites must be one of the biggest miracles in the Bible, yet we take it for granted. Think about the metrics of their dire situation: FOOD: God’s...
Category: Statistics
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A BIG MAC OR THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?
Shared By: Dr. Larry Petton on Mar 1, 2016
Summary: A BIG MAC OR THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?? Which can you name first? (1) The Commandments found in Exodus 20 (2) The ingredients of a Big Mac Burger from McDonalds Most Americans when surveyed did a better job naming the seven ingredien...
Category: Statistics