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The Bahá’í Faith is a new religion God has sent to unify all nations and peoples of the world and to establish a global civilization based on … Read more

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Learning to serve others rather than themselves was a difficult lesson for the disciples. Read more

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“And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the 12 disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem. A… Read more

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Jesus said, “Have faith in God” (Mark 11.22). It’s simple enough. Right? Wrong. Read more

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Why is it that, in Matthew 20, the owner of the vineyard gave those who had labored only one hour the same amount as those who had labored all day? Read more

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Accidents happen. Such things often come out of the blue, and we have no control over them, or, at least it seems that way. But, then again, w… Read more

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In the United Methodist church, we follow the Revised Common Lectionary. Read more

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In Matthew 20, Peter wanted to know what he and the others would get for their discipleship, which they considered a major contribution on the… Read more

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Bad things don’t just happen because of bad people. In fact, if the truth be known, people are influenced to do evil. The “I only listen to th… Read more

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When Peter reacted to the unbelief of the rich young ruler by reminding Jesus that he and the other disciples had left everything to follow Je… Read more

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When things start going bad, we usually fear that it will only get worse. The natural progression from worse seems to be worst. Something happ… Read more

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“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive hundredfol… Read more

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Businesses are closed. They’re closing because they can’t get help. Read more

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Matthew tells us that the young man went away sad, but I think Jesus must have been sad too, for he commented on what had happened by saying t… Read more

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My dad listened to country music in his shop, and I can remember The Sons of the Pioneers singing “Cool Water” (1948). Bob Nolan wrote the son… Read more

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First Baptist Church in Pinetop will have its Vacation Bible School from 8:30 a.m. to noon from June 14-18. Read more

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Whenever you study the Bible, if you study it thoughtfully, you will find things that are wonderfully reasonable and balanced. On the other ha… Read more

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Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. And th… Read more

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Having a place to call home is part of our natural human instinct. Clear back into our histories, our ancestors found solace in a cave, tent, … Read more

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The way Jesus spoke and the way the Pharisees responded to Him and treated Him presents the most valuable lesson for all believers. Read more

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Third in a four-part series by Pastor Amy Kalm Read more

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Memorial Day and the annual launch into the summer is upon us. Read more

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Chastity before marriage, fidelity after marriage and a lifelong commitment of one married partner to the other with no thought of divorce! Wh… Read more

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The Pharisees seemed to anticipate Jesus’ answer to their question about divorce (Matthew 9.3,7). Read more

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Let us now see how a little obstacle — one word — prevented the people of the past from “seeing” the meaning of prophecies of the First Advent… Read more

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What’s with all this random violence? Read more

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Jesus went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea. Large crowds followed Him. The Pharisees asked, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s w… Read more

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In conclusion to Peter’s question, “Lord, how often should I forgive?” Jesus said: “So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if… Read more

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The term “technology” comes from two Greek words: techne and logos. Read more

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Every Redeemer comes on the clouds: the clouds of traditions, assumptions, and misconceptions. The only “authority” that most people respected… Read more

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Thursday, May 6th is the National Day of Prayer. I’d encourage everyone to pray for our nation on that day, and for that matter, let’s pray fo… Read more

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When Jesus told Peter, “I tell you, not seven times, but 77 times” (Mt.18.22), He did not mean that we do not need to forgive the 78th time, o… Read more

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Most of the great Faiths promise us a day of judgment and resurrection—variously called Judgment Day, the Day of Resurrection, Doomsday, the D… Read more

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