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Jym Shorts - July 21, 2016

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But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8) In June, I had the opportunity to spend a week in Mazatlán, Mexico. I have been to Mexico several...

Jym Shorts - July 14, 2016

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Following is a short article from Rachel Cook, one of our short-term missionaries who served this summer on the church’s mission trip to Indian Bible College in Arizona to assist Hal and Pam Givens – missionaries that LifePoint has supported for over 25 years. Because I have never...

Jym Shorts - July 7, 2016

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Nothing is far from God. -St. Monica Augustine of Hippo is arguably the most prominent scholar/theologian that the church has ever known outside of the ministries of the apostles and Jesus himself. Born in 354 in Thagaste, a Roman colony in North Africa, Augustine was afforded a first-class...

Jym Shorts - June 30, 2016

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Englishmen learn Christ's law best in English. Moses heard God's law in his own tongue; so did Christ's apostles. -John Wycliffe In the year 1428, forty-four years after the death of John Wycliffe, his bones were dug up, ground into ashes, and thrown unceremoniously into the river Swift. Such...

Jym Shorts - June 23, 2016

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Those who maintain 'There was a time when the Son was not' rob God of his Word, like plunderers. -Athanasius The third and fourth centuries in church history are occasionally referred to as "The Jesus Wars." It was then that great theological battles were fought over the nature of the second...

Jym Shorts - June 16, 2016

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I feel inadequate to do this task with justice, as the first to venture on such an undertaking, a traveler on a lonely and untrodden path. -Eusebius of Caesarea Much of what we know today about the history of the early church is owed to the tireless work of what might have been an unknown...

Jym Shorts - June 9, 2016

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“Eighty and six years I have been his servant, and he has done me no wrong. How then can I blaspheme my king who saved me?” -Polycarp of Smyrna Sometime during the middle part of the 2nd century A.D. (possibly the year 156 according to some historical accounts), an old man stood...

Jym Shorts - June 2, 2016

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I want all men to know that I die for God of my own freewill…Let me be given to the wild beasts, for through them I can attain to God. –Ignatius of Antioch I continue my summer series on the heroes of the faith with one of the early Apostolic Fathers – Ignatius of Antioch...

Jym Shorts - May 26, 2016

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As we move into the summer season, I thought that I might take a few weeks and write a brief expose on a few heroes of the Christian faith throughout the history of the church. If you know me, that means mostly people who have been long dead and are all but forgotten except by church historians...

Jym Shorts - May 19, 2016

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It is officially ‘election season’ in America. Candidate signs dot the landscape, mudslinging commercials fill the airwaves, and anxiety is palpable in the hearts of voters. Sadly, this anxiety flows deeply in the hearts of believers as well. I can’t tell you how many times in...

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