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About kainosktisis

I am a sinner saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, and my life's greatest ambition is to follow Him for the rest of my life.

Patience–Balm for the Soul

Dr. David Jeremiah once preached a sermon titled. What to Do When You’re In a Hurry and God Isn’t.  The subject was patience.  He told an amusing story about a man whose car was stalled in traffic to make his … Continue reading

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Listening to Gossip and Keeping Secrets

Have you ever had someone approach you almost stealthily and tell you something you did not really want to hear about someone you really did not want to hear it about?  And have you ever had them say something like, … Continue reading

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Every Knee Should Bow. . .Every Tongue Should Confess

Dr. John Dewey was one of the charter members of the atheistic American Humanist Association.  That is a matter of record in the Humanist Manifesto I.  In his sermon titled Listen to Your Heart, American Presbyterian Pastor Ben Haden told of the … Continue reading

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Suffer the Little Children to Come

The story is told of a king who visited one of his villages and was appalled at the way the people mistreated their children.  They were overworpked, underfed and punished mercilessly. So the king went back to his castle and … Continue reading

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What About Those Creeds and Catechisms?

A large percentage of my life was spent in four different denominations and two non-denominational Bible churches, all of which described themselves as evangelical and fundamental.  They had similar doctrinal statements which were expanded versions of the tenets of the Apostles’ … Continue reading

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Elijah in the 21st Century?

After Jesus’ transfiguration, His disciples queried Him about something they had heard some scribes say: “‘Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must (return) first (before the Messiah)?’  And He answered them, ‘Elijah is coming and will restore all … Continue reading

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Who really discovered that the earth is round?

It sometimes seems that every generation believes that it is the exclusive inventor of intelligence.  When they are young, they believe that no older person can be as bright and innovative as they are.  Then, when they are old, they … Continue reading

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Do Not Take Up Another’s Offense As Your Own

When I was a boy, I had many family members who simply did not like each other.  My problem was that I liked them all, no matter how they felt about each other.  But when two warring relatives learned that … Continue reading

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John the Baptist’s Opposites

Jesus said John the Baptist was the greatest man born of woman.  Then how do we know who was the worst?  Perhaps it was not a single person such as Cain or King Saul or Ahab or even Judas.  Perhaps it … Continue reading

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What About All Those Other Religions?

On my 38th birthday, a dear friend gave me one of the most important gifts I own.  It cost her only US $1.95, but its value is inestimable.  It is C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. On page 43, I have blocked in … Continue reading

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