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Beware the False Prophets

By Patrick Hawthorne   Some may ask, “Why must I read my Bible?  Can’t I just listen to someone preach the Bible to me?  After all, they are more learned than me.”  To that, let me ask you this one

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Clinging to that Old Rugged Cross

By Patrick Hawthorne If you have read many of my posts, you will notice that I write, in a large portion, to the Church – the body of Jesus Christ – as a whole.  I don’t mean to step on

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We have Been Taken From Rust Bucket to Restored!

By Patrick Hawthorne   23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (Romans 3:23-24 KJV)     Romans 3:23 is very popular among

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Getting back to work

Originally posted on INSPIRATION with an ATTITUDE:
One indisputable characteristic about the Old Testament prophets—they were weird.  I don’t say that disparagingly, but c’mon, they were not always the kind of people you’d invite to a office picnic.  Calling down…

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Lead Me Not Into Temptation…I’ve Been There Too Many Times!

By Patrick Hawthorne   Raise your hand if you have ever had moments when you were tempted, tried, tested or tortured by a sin thought.  It doesn’t have to be big.  Maybe you had the overwhelming desire to thump your

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Johnny, Sally, and Grandma’s Duck

By Patrick Hawthorne Last week I heard this story for the first time.  Some say it is a story of forgiveness.  While it does speak of forgiveness, to me it is more of an illustration of how we – born-again

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A Friday Thought…Tough Love

By Patrick Hawthorne     “If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.” ~ Vance Havner    

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