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The Unshakeable Kingdom

…my Kingdom is not of this world.”  John 18:36 The “virus” has become the dominant concern and source of anxiety among people everywhere. I live in the United States, arguably the most powerful and richest nation on earth. Yet the USA government like every other government, is powerless to stop the virus and can only try to […]

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The Power – And Impact – Of Persistence

May 25, 2020 – Ray Kerwood  [Editor’s Note: The following is an adapted excerpt from Cross Currents: A World War II Survivor’s Voyage through Life’s Storms to God’s Safe Port, an autobiography by Ray Kerwood]. A longtime member of CBMC, Ray served with distinction as an officer with the Merchant Marines during World War II. […]

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His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

“Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.”   2 Chronicles 20:21 For most of us, the Covid 19 virus has in some way altered our lives. Some of us have had to endure much hardship and even pain directly or indirectly as we watch others suffer and try to cope with the […]

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The Post-Pandemic Church

John Stonestreet – Restaurants, theaters, sports teams, and theme parks are scrambling to figure out if and how they can get people back to business. At the same time, and far more important for many of us, churches are trying to figure out how to reopen, too. Not only are such plans complicated by official regulations […]

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But What About The 16th Second?

May 18, 2020 – Robert J. Tamasy  Recently I watched a video of a high school valedictorian’s graduation speech to his class. He talked about the elation he felt when, after years of hard work and personal sacrifice, he had achieved his goal of being named valedictorian, the number one-ranked student in his class. But […]

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Treasures In Heaven

“…but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.” (Matthew 6:20) There are always people in need near us if we are willing to look carefully. But now, during this “virus,” it is hard to miss the people who are sick, those mourning the dead, the unemployed, those whose businesses have been closed by government order, […]

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What Should You Be Focused On During A Crisis?

Focus is essential in times of crisis. I met with an executive coach and asked one question, “What should I, as a ministry CEO, be focused on in the middle of this crisis?”  Based on our conversation here are a few points of focus for every leader to consider in the uncertain landscape we are […]

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What Is Your Reference Point?

May 11, 2020 – Jim Langley  The North Star, the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Minor, is the star most visible to the naked eye. It has been used for centuries to show travelers on land and sea astronomical true north for navigating whatever path they choose for a journey. It works for everyone: […]

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Blessed Are The Merciful

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” (Matthew 5:7) The “virus” has been with us long enough so that most of us are acquainted with its victims.  Some have been sickened by it, some have lost loved ones, close friends, jobs, businesses and hope.  Once when Jesus was leaving the city of Jericho […]

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Truth, Love and Stones Of Remembrance

John Stonestreet, with David Carlson – “Remember the calamity of the Great Tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point.” Those are the words inscribed on what are appropriately called “Tsunami stones,” markers left by previous generations in Japan that warn future generations of difficult lessons learned. After decades with no tsunamis, especially given new technologies such […]

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