“Do not eat from that tree or you will die.” When you think about it, the one, simple command God gave the first two humans sounds a bit strange. I…
As Americans, we’re sometimes confused – or shocked – by laws from other countries. Foreign cultures may prohibit what clothes can be worn, who can vote, who can marry, and so on.
But the strangest laws in human history came from ancient Geneva, a religious city like no other.
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When you’re in God’s presence, do you expect great things from Him? Do you believe He will do what only He can do? Or has doubt caused you to lose your sense of wonder and anticipation? If so, you’re not alone.
Evidently, it happens to pastors, too.
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C.S. Lewis lived during a tough period in mankind’s history, the First and Second World Wars. All of Europe was thrown into suffering, and Mr. Lewis’ tragedy was compounded even further after the death of his beloved wife, Joy. But the famous atheist-turned-Christian-author never gave up hope.
And maybe that’s why his teachings on hope have helped so many others, decades later.
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Tensions were high on June 5, 1944. In a matter of hours, Allied forces would storm the beaches of Normandy and attempt to liberate Europe from the deadly Nazi grip. Knowing the importance of victory, General George S. Patton addressed his military leaders on the eve of battle.
Though the outcome of the invasion was far from clear, Patton’s expectations were crystal clear.
Everyone thought the wedding was wonderful. The groom came from a modest background, but had stolen the heart of a beautiful young girl who belonged to a Midwest oil baron. It was a marvelous love story in the making.