Pure & Simple

Could God Really Have Created Everything in Six Days?

By Ken Ham

Why Is It Important? If the days of creation are really geologic ages of millions of years, then the gospel message is undermined at its foundation because it puts death, disease, thorns, and suffering before the Fall. The effort to define “days” as “geologic ages” results from an erroneous approach to Scripture-reinterpreting the Word of…

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The Muslims Need Jesus

By Danny Parkes

I took the dog for a walk and, as I turned the corner, felt a grieving from the Lord in my spirit. I thought, “I guess the Lord wants me to take the dog on a short walk today and to get home quickly.” So I turned around and headed in the other direction which…

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Is Abraham your Father?

By Danny Parkes

Several years back, I was downstairs in the furnace room where we have both a natural gas furnace as well as a natural gas hot water heater, and I thought I smelled the smell of natural gas. Of course, natural gas is odorless. However, a specific odor is added to it to help in detection…

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Will God Provide?

By Danny Parkes

Sometimes we get so pre-occupied with whether or not God will provide for our needs, that in our obsession with our own need, we miss the real picture. Jesus Christ made it clear when he said, plainly, and simply, in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will…

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Almond Blossoms – Manifesting God’s Kingdom

By Ruth McMillan Mayfield

One of the first signs of spring in Jerusalem is the bursting forth of almond blossoms. The flowers are a joyful reminder to most of the Lord’s faithful rebirth in the earth each spring. The beautiful flower laden branches cheer the soul as they catch the brilliant spring sunlight and dance as the warming breezes…

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What made him do it?

By Danny Parkes

Matthew Murray, 24, of Englewood, Colorado, killed four people on Sunday, in a desire to gain revenge over offenses that he felt came to him from other Christians. I don’t know the story – whether he was genuinely sinned against, or whether he only perceived that he was sinned against – but what I do…

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Blessing in the River

By Danny Parkes

Some people see analogies between the physical world that we live in, and spiritual realities. For example, if you see a dog slobbering all over the place, you might say, “People are like that, too, sometimes. Sometimes they need to get their act together and stop messing around.” Okay. So analogies have their limits. But…

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Nic At Night

By Danny Parkes

Our pastor has a saying for them. He calls them “God moments” because they are times when God appears to be setting things up so that His name can be made known. Such a time happened not long ago when my son and I found ourselves at a Wendy’s restaurant. Could it really be that…

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The Builder Will Eventually Return

By Bruce Malone

Parables are stories about familiar things which illustrate a deeper meaning. The following parable has its roots in modern man’s search for the origin of life. In an isolated African jungle there lived a tribe of primitive people with no knowledge of the world outside of their village. One day as members of the tribe…

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God Really Does Answer

By Ellen Harlow

I bought a mobile home 10 years ago after going through a period in my life of being homeless. The Lord really supplied my needs even though at the time it was hard for me to see His intervention. He brought people into my life that allowed me to stay in their home until I…

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