Lying to God

Written by Leland Ping on Jun 12, 2016

Perhaps one of the most “common” sins that we each have to combat is that of lying. While most people don’t ever steal from a department store, rob a bank, or cheat on their wives, in part because we’re accustomed to thinking those sins are so “bad,” most of us will at some point in our lives choose to be dishonest. We might make ourselves feel b...

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Jonah and His Gourd

Written by Leland Ping on Jun 06, 2016

The story of Jonah is one of the best known in all the Old Testament. As one reads about this prophet he can feel himself growing upset or even angry with Jonah for his lack of concern for others and his total rebellion of God. Even when the story seems to be drawing to a nice, peaceful, rewarding conclusion, the story rips at our hearts as the p...

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Testing... Good or Bad?

Written by Leland Ping on May 30, 2016

The apostle Paul writes, “Test all things; hold fast what is good” in I Thessalonians 5:21. Near the end of this important letter to these first century Christians, the inspired writer gives one final warning to the disciples regarding the kinds of things they heard and would potentially have believed. This powerful warning should serve as a remi...

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