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I know I’ve started one or two columns off like this, but with all the legal maneuverings and trials going on, along with supposed “supreme” and final Supreme Court rulings being handed down, I thought I needed to revisit the law, at least from a Christian point of view. They tell me that ignorance of the law is not supposed to be an excuse for breaking the law.  So if you ever find yourself in court, telling the judge that you didn’t know something, this will not by and of itself get you off the hook.  However, depending on the peculiar circumstances, or the predisposition of the presiding judge, or the special talents of an astute lawyer, you might get lighter sentence, or in the case of police shootings, you might get off with an unjustified acquittal.  I believe when it comes to your and my spiritual trials, Jesus represents the kind of sentencing that only occurs in Family Court.  The more I read scripture, the more I understand the wonderful relationship we have with the Almighty and the extraordinary power of His love for you and me, as demonstrated by our relationship with His only son, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  It’s that blood relative thing that I’m referring to.  If you would allow me to use two examples to illustrate my point let me give for your review 1.) Christ on the cross and 2.) Simon Peter’s denial of Jesus as the cock crowed.

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I’m pretty sure I am not the only one who has ever been caught up in church hopping. Once when going to a particular church to hear a particular preacher, I was met with the reality of the dreaded “guest minister.” The expected preacher’s absence from the pulpit was replaced by the stand in pastor’s remarkable word on humility. It was a stark reminder that it’s all about the message and not necessarily about the messenger. You would think I should know that, given that it was one of the first principles given to me by the minister who saved my life and, coincidently the man whom I was going to hear. Humility, as the guest pastor clarified, was very much evident and explainable in Philippians 2. The entire chapter is devoted to Paul’s message to the church at Philippi regarding “imitating Christ’s humility.”

 

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Kirk_FranklinGospel giant Kirk Franklin recently opened up about his decision to pay for an abortion at the tender age of 15.

SubmissionHave you ever been totally out of control? Or better yet, has your life seemed so full of twists and turns, with people coming and going and events happening so quickly, you don’t know if you’re coming or going? Frightening isn’t it, particularly, if it includes pain and anguish, death and tragedy, a broken heart or perhaps a broken spirit?

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Sophia tops the list of names for American baby girls for the second year in a row, while King and Messiah are becoming increasingly popular names for boys, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration, reports Charisma News.

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