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Author: Jon Clayton

Good Fruit Versus Bad Fruit

Two Choices One Answer “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits, you will know them.  (Matthew 7:15-20, NKJV) Jesus just warned us of a path that leads to destruction....

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Two Choices One Answer

Two Choices One Answer Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matthew 7:13-14, NKJV) Jesus did not speak of this gate as our destiny, but as the entrance to a path. There is a right way and a wrong way, and Jesus appealed to His listeners to decide to go the more difficult way, which leads to life. He understood and taught that not all ways and not...

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Odds and Sods Vol 2 Issue 23

Odds and Sods Vol 2 Issue 23 As of yesterday, I have been married to my best friend for 18 years. Wow! Truly a blessing from the Lord. Thank You, Jesus! We need to be praying for and financially supporting the people who are impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Fascinating article; Max Lucado: Hurricane Irma is coming. Where is God? Labor Day is behind us. What a wonderful summer it was! Fall is right around the corner. In a month New England will be full of autumnal color as the hardwood trees display their unique beauty. The handiwork of...

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Going The Wrong Direction

Going The Wrong Direction Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. (Ruth 1:1, NKJV) The setting of this book is toward the end of the time when the Judges ruled in Israel. It was a time when: In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes. (Judges 17:6) These were dark days for Israel. They were mostly estranged from their God. Many...

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Christian Links Vol 2 Issue 22

Christian Links Vol 2 Issue 22 Here some great links I came across this week: Christians, Our Love of Politics Is Killing Christianity Persecuted Christian Says Most Muslims Come to Faith Through Visions and Dreams, Not by Evangelists 7 Things I’ve Learnt Being Evangelised by a Muslim Church Planters in India Faced with Growing Resentment and Persecution What To Do When You’re Stuck in Doubt The Reason We Blame God 6 Questions to Ask Before You Change Jobs The 10 Duties of Every Christian American Christianity’s divisions go all the way down Man who claims he killed wife in...

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Today’s Bible Verse & Christian Quote

Today’s Bible Verse:

Colossians 2:9-10; For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Today’s Christian Quote:

“In the Ephesian Epistle the church is the primary object, and the thought passes upward to Christ as the head of the church. In the Colossian Epistle, Christ is the primary object, and the thought passes downward to the church as the body of Christ.” – William Sanday