He Is Our Savior

By Barbara Rainey | December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

In every tragedy there is always a story of a savior. In Las Vegas, in the little Baptist church in Texas, even in tragedies that don’t make the front page, someone steps in to stop the bleeding, to comfort the frightened, to hold someone’s hand, to pray. Often unnamed, these men and women are doing […]

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Be Forever Thankful

By Barbara Rainey | November 24, 2017 | 3 Comments

The love of God is so complete that He doesn’t just stamp us forgiven, pull us out of the pit, and then leave us on the side of the road to figure out what to do next. The American judicial system is flawed in this way. Guilty prisoners receiving pardon are released from jail, the […]

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The Unpleasant Truth of Hell

By Barbara Rainey | November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Our churches today rarely teach about hell, to our detriment. It’s just not a pleasant topic; don’t you agree? In late October, much of the Christian world celebrated the 500th anniversary of the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg church door.  His story is one worth knowing for you and your […]

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A Wretch Like Me

By Barbara Rainey | November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here the writer of this psalm gets very specific, telling us the top three phrases that should always be on our list of thanksgiving to God. Number one on his list is the heart of the gospel, our pardon, best understood in the message of the world’s most beloved song, “Amazing Grace.” John Newton, author of […]

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Don’t Forget

By Barbara Rainey | November 3, 2017 | 4 Comments

We are a forgetful people. Even the most brilliant of us forget things, like a seminary professor we know who has a photographic memory and yet forgot something very important. One weekend, he drove from Dallas to Houston for a speaking engagement. At the conclusion of his engagement he took a cab to the airport, […]

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