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Resources for Sexual Abuse Prevention

Resources to equip churches in exercising diligent scrutiny when hiring staff or choosing volunteers. Read More...

FIRST-PERSON: Final walks with Willy

We adopted our dog Willy as a scraggly shelter puppy eight years ago. Our veterinarian looked him over during his first visit and said, "This little guy looks like he was made out of spare parts." Willy was never very coordinated, and one eye didn't work very well, if at all. At 17 months, when his other eye suffered a detached retina, he became completely blind. Read More...

Moon landing reflection: an opportunity to worship

Exploration is "a part of what God has built into us." Physics professor Bill Nettles said the moon landing, making its 50th anniversary this week, should help believers "realize that as image-bearers of our heavenly Father, we are created as creative, imaginative people." Read More...

Today's Devotion

From the Book of Psalms:

David's praise for God's mercy and goodness; benefit of trusting in God; all creation to praise the Lord.

The Lord is nigh unto them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth (Ps. 145:18).

The psalmist often called upon God in prayer because he had the assurance of God's nearness. The secret to this assurance was that he loved God's Word and prayed according to His will. It is often tempting to pray for our desires and then leave it at that. However, we should do our utmost to have our prayers be in right standing before God. So, we should model our prayers in every way possible to how Jesus prayed. And He went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt (Matt. 26:39). - Continue...

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