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God Is Still Calling

By Randall A. Bach When did you last hear a challenge about the call of God? Do we believe God still calls people to serve Him with their lives? And do we believe God uses leaders to speak to and invite...
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Yes, #BlackLivesMatter

Recent tragic events in America have brought to light the deep fissures between blacks and police and between how black and white people process and interpret events. After years of what many white people...
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The Beauty of Scars

Scars are reminders of painful experiences. Some of those experiences occur because of youthful lack of wisdom, such as when I was in grade school. My buddies and I propped up a rusty barrel to use as a...
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A Tribute to Robert Burt

People are exposed to various types of leaders throughout life. There are leaders with impressive titles, job descriptions, and levels of authority. They exercise official power. There are leaders who are...
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FAITH AND GRIT

Angie Petersen’s inspirational example of faith-filled perseverance causes me to reflect. I have long been fascinated by how the same test will challenge and bring out the best in some people but break...
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Transformation

Life is potentially full of transformations. Every parent experiences the dramatic transformation the conception and birth of a child brings. Life is never again the same! And, the transformation from...
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Presenting Mission Venture Plan!

What a joy it is to realize that Open Bible Churches helped bring fresh water, a school, and a mission base to the interior of Cambodia. This is the reason for Open Bible’s new Mission Venture Plan: to...
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Do You Love Me?

Jesus asked (John 21), “Peter, do you love me?” Peter’s response was characteristically quick and equally direct, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus...