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Micah

  I am a contrary kind of guy, I guess. I have always loved reading the prophets of the Old Testament. Previously, I’ve done a sermon on the famous passage in Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O Mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” We must remember that the prophets were never really very popular and there was a reason for that. They said things that people did not want to hear. Amos had the gall to go from the less
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Secular Society

  We hear so much about diversity today and religious pluralism. People bend over backwards to make sure that they do not impose their religious values on anyone else. In schools, we no longer have Christmas break or Easter break. It is Winter break and Spring break. And woe unto the teacher who dares sing Christmas carols in school. We are relegated to singing “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells” and whatever else passes for holiday fare. Each Christmas it gets more and more difficult to find Christmas cards that actually have anything remotely religious on them. I, for one,
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Christian Brothers and Sisters

  Times have gotten so bad lately that it takes courage to offer up an opinion on anything. If you wish to avoid offending anyone, you must take an inordinate amount of time laying the groundwork for your position. In this way, you will, hopefully, explain yourself so well that your opponent will of course still disagree with you but they may not physically attack you. It is with some trepidation then that I approach this subject today. It seems to me that most reasonable Americans should accept the fact that a person should not be persecuted or attacked for
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Believing God

  What are we so afraid of in the American church? Don’t get me wrong. I am no Pollyanna. I understand that there are problems aplenty and if we ever run out of personal problems to worry about, we have newspapers and TV news shows to help keep us stirred up. I do not spend my time running around with a plastic smile smeared across my face nor do I slap too many people on the back as I tell them to cheer up. And yet, even as I grant that there are certainly very difficult issues for all of
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