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Do I have to tithe?July 21st, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   Tithing in the Old Testament was to be a recognition and celebration of what God had provided and a giving-back to Him in thanksgiving.  Old Testament tithing is defined by some in…read more

News from the Field 7-19-14July 19th, 2014 by 

  Whispering Cedars The meetings at Whispering Cedars Camp in Nebraska have been amazing. After the first night the teenagers really responded.  At least 20 came up after the talk and started asking questions. It has grown from there.  Every…read more

What would Jesus do? How would Jesus think on social issues?July 18th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   An online research site, YouGov.com [1], recently posted the results of their “What Would Jesus Do?” poll. Not surprisingly, the results showed that Americans are more liberal on social issues than they…read more

“Out of sight, out of mind” — Who said that?July 17th, 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…read more

New NormalJuly 17th, 2014 by 

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2     Recently while helping to…read more

The Doubt Virus Part 2July 16th, 2014 by 

If you missed Part 1–What’s the Doubt Virus? watch it here. If you don’t receive our emails, sign up now and receive a free gift!   Watch more Two Minute Teachings here.          

Is it OK to ask God questions?July 14th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   The simple answer is that we should have questions and we should take them to God.  However, we should ask questions because our hearts yearn to know God better and to understand…read more

News from the Field – 7/12/14July 12th, 2014 by 

The Japanese Connection This past week Carl had the wonderful opportunity of hosting Pastor Horkikoshi who is from Japan.  This was a very special time when you know the history.  Pastor Horikoshi is a key piece to why Carl is…read more

Be a Romans 12 ChristianJuly 11th, 2014 by 

  By Shari Abbott, Reasons for Hope   Romans 12 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible.  It speaks about our response to the great gift of salvation and how we are to live our lives in the…read more

“No rest for the wicked.” Who said that?July 10th, 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…read more

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