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A Fish Story To End All Fish Stories

The kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and caught fish of every kind. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore, sat down, and gathered the good fish into

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Finders, Keepers

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When someone found it, he hid it again. Then in his joy he went and sold all he had, and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is

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Trials and Fermentations

The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour until all of it was leavened. (Matthew 13:33)

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Littlest to Biggest

The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and planted in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds; yet when it has grown it is the largest of the plants and becomes a

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Wheat? Or Weeds?

The kingdom of heaven is like someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everyone was sleeping, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. (Matthew 13:24–25)

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The Kingdom of Heaven is Near!

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near!” (Matthew 4:17)

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Introduction: On Earth as it is In Heaven

Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)

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Response to a Calvinist Critique of my article “Faith Alone Does Not Save”

In a recent comment, a reader named Robert B. asked for my response to an article by a Calvinist teacher named John Calahan. That article, which I’ll link for you in a moment, is a critique of my article, “Faith

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How has Religion become a Justification for Murder?

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan began their ’round-the-world bicycle trip in South Africa in July of 2017. They pedaled through several countries in Africa, then through Europe, and then into central Asia. All along the way, people followed their journey

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Do God and Spirits Influence People and Things in the Physical Universe?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named AJ739: Dear Lee, Your website has massively helped me overcome my anxiety that was brought on by the New Age Movement and their beliefs,

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