May 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

She was born during the years of the Great Depression and came to America as a child. She was a grateful immigrant who loved America and her family. Life was hard during those early years. She had eight siblings, six sisters and two brothers; three siblings died early in life. The firstborn child, a girl, died as an infant. An older sister died at age 27, and a brother died at 18 years of age. When the children were old enough to work, they earned income and contributed to the family expenses. She was my mother, and she started working as a clerk in a “Five and Dime” store when she was in high school. Every week she brought her pay home and gave it to her mother. She received back a portion as her weekly allowance. Every penny ...

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May 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

[Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series written by Laura Houle with the approval of Hopewell Counseling. Laura is our daughter and is a passionate patriot for America. She is also a committed believer in Jesus Christ and an unashamed witness for the Gospel.]

Just like a frog in a pot of water unaware that the heat has been turned up, our beloved America is reaching the boiling point.  And, just as a car comes equipped with headlights and wiper blades to keep it from careening off the road during a torrential downpour, every follower of Christ comes equipped with everything needed to fight off the attacks of Satan.

What is happening in America and around the world is not the typical election “...

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May 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

World Peace, the Satanic Trinity, and the Satanic Alliance of Nations

Will the world ever know peace?

The world will never know true peace until the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, returns to rule during the millennium. However, the world will be deceived by a pseudo-peace ushered in by the Anti-Christ. He will satisfy the universal cry for world peace by doing several things:

  • He will settle the Arab-Israeli conflict and will cut a covenant of peace on behalf of the nations with Israel which will ratify Israel’s borders, permit the repopulation and universal emigration of Jews to the land, reestablish the religion of the Jews, rebuild the Temple, and give the Jewish people a false sense of security.
  • He will solve the worldwide...
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May 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

You read in the Bible about Jesus healing the sick and in the book of Acts about healing miracles happening at the hands of the apostles. But does God still perform healing miracles today? I’m not talking about healing through medicine or surgery, wonderful as those are. I’m talking about the supernatural intervention of God to heal the sick—a healing that defies the prognosis of doctors. That’s a miracle! As a skeptic when it comes to miracles, I’ve seen God heal the sick with my own eyes. I believe in miraculous, God-intervening healing.  Let me tell you the story of a first-hand encounter I had with one such miracle.

I had just finished preaching the first service in our church in California and was ...

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April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

The Easter story is declared by Paul in I Corinthians 15:3-7. Paul states that Christ died. He was buried. He was raised. He appeared. Paul’s creedal statement as recorded in I Corinthians dates back to early Christianity. It is written soon after the actual event took place, giving it significant credibility. Jesus’ resurrection is the pivotal aspect of the Easter story. Without the resurrection, the story would have no value. Easter would have no significance. There would be nothing to celebrate. In fact, without the resurrection, Christmas would have no significance. Many martyrs have died for a cause, but none has ever been raised to life again. At the time of Christ there were people then, as there are now, who did not ...

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April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

[Editor’s note: This article was written by Laura Houle with the approval of Hopewell Counseling. Laura is our daughter and is a passionate patriot for America. She is also a committed believer in Jesus Christ and an unashamed witness for the Gospel.]

What will a frog do when you drop it into a pot of boiling hot water?  It quickly leaps out to safety.  However, if you put a frog in a pot of lukewarm water, it will get very comfortable.  So comfortable, in fact, that it doesn’t even notice the water temperature being turned up until it’s too late.

That’s what has been happening in America.  The water in America was lukewarm for a very long time, and we became very comfy and complacent. &...

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April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

The Revelation of the Anti-Christ

Thus far we have looked at the signs leading up to the Great Tribulation, the Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ, and a brief overview of the Great Tribulation. During the first 3.5 years of the Great Tribulation, a man of mystery and great influence will arise. He is called by many names: The Anti-Christ (meaning “substitute or counterfeit Christ”) (1 John 2:18). Revelation 9:11 calls him the “king” of the locusts of the abyss (demons). Rev. 9:11 also calls him the “angel of the abyss,” “Abaddon” (destruction-Hebrew), and “Apollyon” (destruction-Greek). Remember a primary characteristic of the thief in John 10:10, “He comes only to steal...

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April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM

Elsie and I have been in full or part-time Christian ministry for 42 years, 33 of which were in the pastorate. We have pastored congregations in Illinois, California, and Minnesota. We have attended more churches than we can count and been members of seven. We are pretty familiar with the inner workings of the Bride of Christ. Based on that backdrop of experience, I would like to humbly submit a list of the marks of a healthy church. How healthy is your church? “It’s pretty healthy,” you say. How would you know? Are there any tangible, practical ways to measure the health of a church? Sure. Here is a list of 12 marks of a healthy church compiled by Pastor Stephen Paul Goold and me back in 2002. We spoke at a Freedom in ...

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March 1, 2021 @ 7:00 AM

Do you ever feel that you are in the midst of a spiritual battle? You are. We all are. The battle is good vs. evil. It has been that way since the Garden of Eden. The unseen spiritual world is real and all around us. Sometimes we are aware of the spiritual realm and sometimes we are not, but it is always present. People tend to either underestimate or overestimate the reality of Satan. To underestimate is to think Satan is a fictional super villain. Those who overestimate him, credit him with an overabundance of power. The reality is that human beings are no match for Satan. But Satan is no match for God. The good news is that the battle between good and evil has already been won. Satan was defeated by Christ at the cross. We fight from ...

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March 1, 2021 @ 7:00 AM

Let’s have some fun. Try matching the birth names of these Hollywood stars with their studio names. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

  1. Marion Robert Morrison
  2. Bernard Schwartz
  3. Archibald Leach
  4. Frances Gumm
  5. Norma Jeanne Mortenson
  6. Issur Danielovitch
  7. Cherilyn Sarkisian
  8. Charles Dennis Buchinsky
  9. Nicolas Coppola
  10. Dino Paul Crocetti

During the golden age of Hollywood, movie moguls often renamed budding stars with names the moguls felt had better box office appeal. Hey, who wouldn’t want to go to a movie starring Archie Leach? Yep, Cary Grant has a bit more star quality to it.

So what’s in a name? Why are names important? Names are important because they put a label on who we...

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