Author: Eric Michalls

Why 2 Chronicles 7:14 Has Nothing to Do with America?

I am an American. I am grateful to live in a nation where freedom of expression is championed and defended. Next Tuesday we will celebrate America’s 241st anniversary of becoming a nation. I, for one, am always excited to celebrate the founding of this nation. I also hope to pass this love onto my children for America, even with all of her faults. I’m also a Christian. The Bible says we are citizens of another kingdom, the Kingdom of God. In fact, believers are called “sojourners,” “strangers,” or “aliens.” We are dual citizens, citizens of the Kingdom and citizens...

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The Deceptive Draw of Greed

The Deceptive Draw of Greed In the movie Wall Street, Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gekko, says “Greed is good!” He lies, deceives, and cheats his way to riches only to be convicted and sentenced to prison by the end of the movie. But this is only a movie right; this does not happen in the real world, or does it? The Bernie Madoff scandal was the news story of 2008. The American public learned that Madoff had lied to his clients in their investments. Madoff funneled off his client’s money to the sum of 65 million dollars. The Justice...

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Partnering in and For the Gospel

Philippians 2:19–30, “I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel. I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, and I trust in the Lord that shortly...

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In Him: Sealed for an Inheritance

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the book of Ephesians in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. To read the rest of posts in this series click here. ************************************************** Ephesians 1:11-14, “In him, we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things to the counsel of his will, so...

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In Him: Redeemed

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the book of Ephesians in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. To read the rest of posts in this series click here. ************************************************** Ephesians 1:7-10 “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all...

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