Borders and Immigration in the Bible

Julius-Schnorr-von-Carolsfeld--Ruth-im-Feld-des-BoazjpgThe question of borders and immigration is a hot topic in our country at the moment. We have politicians, talk show hosts, bloggers, and every day citizens freely offering their opinions on the issues. How are we to make sense of these things? I propose that the starting place for thinking wisely about borders and immigration is the Bible. In fact, the Bible is the starting place for thinking wisely about anything. The Word of God speaks with absolute authority on every subject.


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An Independence Day Celebration

july-4th-1819-philadelphiaFor many years after our nation achieved independence from Great Britain, the Fourth of July was considered a spiritual holiday. There were celebrations and parades to be sure, but they also had community meetings where ministers would preach sermons that related to the beginning of our nation.


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Lessons From My Dad

What kind of things do you remember that your father taught you? Nine years ago this month my father died. He was a strong Christian man and I am extremely grateful for his leading our family to be a Christian family. Last week I was reading in Proverbs chapter three. The early chapters in Proverbs often have the phrase, “my son,” in it because Solomon was especially giving lessons to his son. Proverbs 3:1 says, “My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments.” I began to think about things my father taught me that I should not forget. Three lessons came to mind.


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Lessons from St. Patrick

As most other holiday’s that our nation recognizes, St. Patrick’s Day is a reminder to us of God’s providential work in the world. It is important for us to remember that God not only created the world and all things in it,


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Remembering George Washington

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. When he was twenty-three years old Washington was serving as a colonel in the Virginia militia and was fighting alongside the British in the French and Indian War. In the battle at Monongahela River his life was remarkably spared.


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The Blessing of Children

God has given my wife and I four children. I am very proud of each of them. They can run faster and jump higher than any of your kids.


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Joy To The World

One of the delightful things about the Christmas season is the music–especially the Christmas carols. There are carols that speak of Mary and Joseph, the town of Bethlehem, the angels, the shepherds, the visit of the wise men, and of course the birth of Jesus in the manger.


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Remembering the Pilgrims

It’s nice to have a day or two off work when a holiday rolls around, but the most important thing about a holiday is taking time to remember what that holiday represents. In America we celebrate a number of holidays all through the year that give us a great opportunity to recall God’s providential work in our nation. One of the most important of those holidays is Thanksgiving.


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Reformation Day

Well, its almost here. Just a few more days until October 31st. Are you getting excited? Are you making special plans? Like you, I’m really looking forward to … Reformation Day!


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Remembering Columbus

This year Columbus Day is Monday, October 14th. It is observed on the second Monday of October to remember Columbus’ arrival in the America’s on October 12, 1492. Columbus Day is usually either ignored or used as an opportunity to berate Columbus.


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