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Should we celebrate Jesus’ birthday in September?September 2nd, 2014 by 

By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope There’s a lot of evidence that indicates Jesus was not likely born in December, and was probably born in September.  Some of the many reasons for a non-December birth are based on the weather…read more

The Silence of the Lambs…in AmericaSeptember 1st, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   Christians are being slaughtered for their faith in the Middle East.  They have not been silent about their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  The questions have been raised, “why is the world…read more

Two Minutes of Refreshing for Labor Day WeekendAugust 30th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   This weekend is set aside as a time for rest from our labors.  The holiday is defined as “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic…read more

News from the Field 8-30-14August 30th, 2014 by 

    Miami, Florida This week, Juan has been busy preparing for several back-to-back conferences coming up. Juan has been preparing two talks he will be giving at the Truth for a New Generation Conference in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  In…read more

Our Children and “Smart” Phones/Devices??August 29th, 2014 by 

  Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15:33   Hmmm . . . Should I do this or not????  Well, here goes nothing.  It’s controversial Random Thoughts time!  Hey, we need to challenge each other, right!   Should…read more

“Shout It From The Rooftop” Who said that?August 28th, 2014 by 

From the book, Who said that? Common everyday sayings…where do they come from?, by Shari Abbott   There are so many pithy (concise and forcefully expressive) sayings that we use in everyday conversation.  And, many of these common, everyday sayings originate…read more

Are you a lukewarm Christian?August 28th, 2014 by 

Join us over the next few weeks as we look at lessons from the life of Joshua.  What does it mean to be a Joshua Christian? Or a lukewarm Christian?  And what about those who rebel against God? Sign up…read more

Truth for a New GenerationAugust 28th, 2014 by 

One week from today is the Truth for a New Generation Conference in Spartanburg, SC.  This is one of the largest Christian apologetics conferences in the nation.  It is hosted annually by Alex McFarland and North Greenville University in an…read more

If God knows what I need and want, why is prayer important?August 25th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   Just as the Bible is important for teaching us about who Jesus is, what He has done for us and who we are in Him, so also is prayer a key part of…read more

Pilate Proclaimed Jesus to be GodAugust 24th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   There’s a message nailed to the cross of Jesus.     Of course we know that nailed to the cross of Jesus Christ was every sin we have committed, or ever will…read more

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