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The Door of Humility

It’s a small door, only about four feet tall and two feet wide.  You have to bow down to go through it. The threshold is surrounded by three large stones.  For security reasons, there is usually an armed soldier standing next to it.   They call it “The Door of Humility.”  It is the door into the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem—one of the oldest churches in the world.  This church sits over the cave, where according to reliable tradition, Jesus was born. Some say the door was made small to … Read More...

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Singing with the Pilgrims: The “Old Hundredth” Do you ever wonder what songs the American Pilgrims sang? I know one of them. It is probably the only one still printed in some of our hymnbooks. It’s called the “Old Hundredth” and it may have been sung at the first Thanksgiving! Let’s back up. One of the great psalms of thanksgiving in the Bible … Read More...

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John Knox 500: Reformer, Pastor, Critic of Political / Religious Tyranny

John Knox 500: Reformer, Pastor, Critic of Political/Religious Tyranny 2014 is the 500th anniversary of the birth of Scottish Reformer and Pastor John Knox. Knox was the leader of the Scottish reformation and the founder of the Scottish Presbyterian church. John Knox had a passion for God’s Word and a passion for Scotland. He was known for his … Read More...

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Why Observe The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church?

Early in November many churches around the country observe the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Hebrews 13.3 says, “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you are also in the body.” The verse speaks of early Christians who were in prison for their faithful … Read More...

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