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Why does the Catholic church pray to “saints,” if Jesus is the only one who can answer prayers?August 19th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope    The simple answer is that they believe the “saints” (those who have been given sainthood by the church) hear our prayers and are able to present them to the Father.  They can be…read more

Go & Do, Get it Done…There’s a Better Way!August 17th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   So often we hear messages about what Christians are to do.  Do this, do that.  They’re all about, “go and do,” and they all seem to be prodding the “sheep” with the…read more

News from the Field 8-16-14August 16th, 2014 by 

    Miami, Florida After being out three out of the last four Sundays, Juan was excited to be preaching and teaching God’s Word in his home church.  Juan is preaching an expository series out of 1 Corinthians which he started…read more

“Be Thankful!”August 15th, 2014 by 

    As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. Psalm 42:1   In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians…read more

“Smooth as Butter” Who said that?August 15th, 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 Joshua?August 14th, 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…read more

What is apologetics? Why should I care?August 12th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   Apologetics is a branch of theology that offers a defense of Christian doctrine.  It is practiced by Christians when we give reasoned answers (reasoned from Scripture) for what we believe.    …read more

News from the Field 8-9-14August 8th, 2014 by 

    Liberal, Kansas Great weekend in Liberal Kansas.  Juan was able to speak at two churches and a graduation. Juan gave his “Three Chairs” talk at one of the churches and received great feedback.  Many in attendance were convicted…read more

Five Points All Christians Should Know and AffirmAugust 8th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   In this week’s Got Questions? column I addressed the question we received, “What is election?”  I explained about two theological statements that teach this doctrine, the Five Articles of the Remonstrance (Arminianism)…read more

“Seeing Eye to Eye!” Who said that?August 8th, 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

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