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Christmas: The Spirit of Giving

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

In all of our giving, don’t forget that God gave first, to us. He gave His only Son, Jesus (God saves); Emmanuel (God with us).

In all of our relationships, don’t forget that God sought a relationship with us first. That is what we celebrate today: the arrival of God’s gift, His Son, on earth; God reaching out to us.

Merry Christmas!

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God’s Favorite Place On Earth

Frank Viola’s new book, God’s Favorite Place on Earth, has just released. If you get the book between May 1st to May 7th, you will also receive 25 FREE books from over 15 different authors.

Click GodsFavoritePlace.com to ordering information and easy instructions on how to get your 25 free books.

Cover of God's Favorite Place On Earth

My Thoughts

I received a free copy of God’s Favorite Place On Earth about a week ago in return for creating a post advertising the book’s release date of 1 May. This is the first book I’ve read by Frank Viola, and before I received it I didn’t know what to expect. To put it simply, it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book that challenged me, yet was a joy to read.

In Matthew 7:5, Jesus said, “first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye” (ESV).

How often do you examine the log in our own eye? We’re good at complaining about others, and finding faults in others, but do you remember the last time you really took inventory of yourself?

God’s Favorite Place On Earth takes you to the town of Bethany and brings it to life. It’s a trip that takes you back 2000 years so you have an idea of what life was like, and it is there, on their turf, that you meet Jesus, His friends, and His enemies. It is through their lives, their faults, and their strengths, that Frank Viola paints the picture of Christian discipleship, and you can’t help but ask yourself, is this the way I act? But, as you ask that question, you also find the hope of pulling the log from your eye, or at least begin to recognize its presence.

This is a book that every Christian should read. It realigns ourself with our self, and it realigns our relationships with Jesus.

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Never Argue With An Atheist

Warning! Contains “mature” language!

Introduction

I hate to generalize, but if you’ve ever read writings or dialogs involving atheists, I’m sure that you would have noticed the utter contempt for those who don’t see the world as they do, and a lack of civility and tolerance. Last week, I thought I would attempt a reasonable conversation with an Atheist, but was quickly reminded that that is not possible.

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