Faith

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Editorials from The Vine Newspaper. www.TheVineNews.com. Christians Connect.



Sanford’s Steamy Affair

Jan 17th, 2012 | By

The details are torrid, and the letters so eloquent, I’m sure it’ll be a favorite read for weeks to come. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, once most known as the ideologue who refused federal stimulus money for his state while the entire country was locked in its worst economic downturn in more than 20 years, is now the ideologue apparently so in love with with a woman who is not his wife, he ignored his four sons on Father’s Day, and disregarded his responsibilities as the state’s chief executive to continue a fling with a woman who can only inflict
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Purpose in Provision Praying

Jan 17th, 2012 | By

<![CDATA[ ]]> …but in everything by prayer and supplication … Phil 4:6 Should we pray to an All-Knowing God? If we’re trying to find our way around anxiety and worries we should. Many times, the things I’ve wrung my hands over are the needs that are apparent – food, shelter, clothing. And I know my Father will supply, and yet, anxiety still crept in. What’s the point of asking an all-Knowing, All-Seeing God for things both He and we know are needed? Perhaps the better question is what does that process do for us? The Lord Jesus Himself taught us
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With Thanksgiving

Jan 17th, 2012 | By

What can we be thankful for when we obviously stand in need? We can be thankful for God’s faithfulness today tomorrow and forever. Ps 100 says to “enter his gates with thanksgiving,” To “be thankful unto him and bless His name.” And then the psalm reveals the reason why: “for the Lord is good, and His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” Look at that: He IS good. That’s present — today. This is the character of the Lord right now. Goodness is so much of what he consists of that He defines it. Believe that
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Get Up!

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

I usually write about spiritual matters in the column, but this time I’m taking things a little further to where the rubber meets the road. Only because what the Lord has convicted me of lately is not a spiritual challenge but my own physical inactivity. Brothers and sisters, I’ve noticed that when it comes to changes that affect our physical and food habits we’re far more likely to talk the talk and fail to walk the walk – and I mean that literally and figuratively. Now I can’t sit and point fingers, because there are three more pointing back at
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Embrace Tomorrow

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

by TaNoah MorganEditor, The Vine<![CDATA[ ]]> There was a day when things were better. There always was — just ask any old person. There’s something to be said for being fond of the past, but living in it is altogether different. I suppose for some it’s a natural tendency to think that the past was just the best, if for no other reason than that it came first. It is the golden standard; the way things should be, and the high point to which all should aspire. Could it be that what we want most from the past is not
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Worth the Weight?

Jan 16th, 2012 | By

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith , who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross …”Heb 12:1-2 Have you ever noticed in the Bible that Christ was thronged by people all the time — people who believed in Him and people who wanted Him to do things — but they were
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Weak Without the Word

Jan 15th, 2012 | By

Life without the Word of God is weak. We think of ourselves. We forget the strength in God’s word. We lean on our own understanding, which only complicates things, and then we consult the flesh, which has no agenda but its own. Life in the Spirit is strength. We draw strength from one another. We think of others. And we call upon and rely on God’s strength, and He answers. This life requires only disciplined obedience. We lean on God’s wisdom when we do not understand. And the central pillar is faith — believing God and His wisdom over our
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Larry Mercer Resigns as President of Bible College

Jan 15th, 2012 | By

Editorials from The Vine Newspaper. www.TheVineNews.com. Christians Connect.



Revolutionary Change

Jan 15th, 2012 | By

The people of Egypt scored a major victory today, having launched and executed a successful, peaceful revolution that resulted in the expulsion of their dictator president Hosni Mubarak. The revolution — a protest for freedom — spoke volumes to me about the deep yearnings in every human heart to be free, and to exercise self determination. We literally watched the birth pains of a “new” nation, and it was incredible. But of course, there comes responsibility with making that choice. And the entire world is nervously watching to see what will become of the state of government after the exuberance
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