Category Archives: sin

Eliminating Needless Stress

Stress!!!  We laugh about it to ourselves and to our closest friends.  Some people actually brag about their stress as though it were a badge of honor.  Some people will even squabble with each other over who has the most … Continue reading

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Beware the “ites” of March

Sanctification is both a passive act done by God and an active endeavor done by us, in concert with God’s assistance.  The passive act of sanctification is done by God at the moment of salvation.  This is the Greek term … Continue reading

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Want Restoration? Turn the Page!

The one thing I absolutely appreciate about the Jewish people is how they are so steeped in traditions, rituals, and rites.  This is seen regardless of whether or not you’re talking about religious Jews, secular Jews, or cultural Jews.  There … Continue reading

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Touch Not the Unclean Thing!

Oh my goodness!  I mean, where do you start?  Not only that!  Where do you end?  Even now I sit here and stare at the blank computer screen (except for what you just read…and this…) and am trying to gather … Continue reading

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Lottery Fever

In the book Money for Nothing: One Man’s Journey through the Dark Side of Lottery Millions, Edward Ugle says the “broke or financially troubled lottery winners are the rule.”  According to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, nearly one-third of … Continue reading

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The Ten Commandments for Christian FaceBook Users

  Complied by Chris Baker, Pastor of Knotty Oak Baptist Church   FOUNDATIONAL PREMISES 1.  My personal web page is not to be for my glory but for Glory of God and the Edification of Others. Whether therefore ye eat, … Continue reading

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Twas the Last Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the town Everyone was scurrying, there were deals to be found. “SALE” signs were hung in the windows of stores, In hopes that people would spend more and more. The children were … Continue reading

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