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Blessings of Rejection Interview with Bishop Van Sharpe

Blessings of Rejection Interview with Bishop Van Sharpe

Bill Hitchcock October 31, 2013 0

Moses faced rejection. David faced rejection. Jephthah faced rejection. Jesus faced rejection.

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Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson Why Country Needs More Jesus

Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson Why Country Needs More Jesus

Bill Hitchcock October 31, 2013 1

Duck Dynasty’s Duck Commander Phil Robertson spoke to the Saddleback Church last

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I Press Toward The Mark

I Press Toward The Mark

Bill Hitchcock October 30, 2013 0

Sermon notes on Philippians 3:13-14. These are morning thoughts about the law, righteousness and Jesus Christ. “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting

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Americans Believe In God, Devil Not so Much

Americans Believe In God, Devil Not so Much

Bill Hitchcock October 29, 2013 0

YouGov just released research showing that 76 percent of Americans believe in God. 38 percent of the people in America claim they have done something that God has told them to

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Satirical Starbucks Video Shows Church Disconnect

Satirical Starbucks Video Shows Church Disconnect

Bill Hitchcock October 29, 2013 0

Richard L. Reising from the blog,”Beyond Relevance” has come up with a satirical approach to solving the Church attendance problem. With the video, “What if Starbucks Marketed Like a Church? A

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Religious Freedom Day Ignored But Problem Huge

Religious Freedom Day Ignored But Problem Huge

Bill Hitchcock October 28, 2013 0

International Religious Freedom Day was yesterday Sunday October 27, 2013. Religious persecution especially towards Christians is at an extremely high level around the world. But if the day slipped past you

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Prophecy Told and Prophecy Fulfilled

Prophecy Told and Prophecy Fulfilled

Bill Hitchcock October 27, 2013 0

“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy”. That comes from the end of the Bible out of Revelations 19:10. Now let’s go back to the beginning of the

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But Seek Ye First!

But Seek Ye First!

Bill Hitchcock October 26, 2013 0

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you“  (Matthew 6:33). When Solomon, the son of David became king and

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Church Giving Hits 80 Year Low

Church Giving Hits 80 Year Low

Bill Hitchcock October 26, 2013 0

Church tithes are tracking a four year downward spiral according to an annual report just released by Empty Tomb, a Christian strategy and information firm. “Giving has declined for four consecutive

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The Proverbs Guide To Peace With People

The Proverbs Guide To Peace With People

Bill Hitchcock October 25, 2013 0

Peace. It’s something we all long for in our relationships with other people. It is something God wishes for us here on earth. Upon the birth of Jesus Christ the angels

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Faith Without Works Is Dead

Faith Without Works Is Dead

Bill Hitchcock October 24, 2013 0

A woman at the Refining Truth website wrote in and asked me to explain the “works’ aspect of “faith without works is dead” (James 2:20). She stated, “In so many “religions” today,

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God’s Not Dead

God’s Not Dead

Bill Hitchcock October 23, 2013 0

There is a movie to be released next spring that holds a lot of promise. It’s titled, “God’s Not Dead” and stars Kevin Sorbo , (of Hercules fame) as the antagonist.

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Misleading Obamacare News Reports That Could Cost You

Misleading Obamacare News Reports That Could Cost You

Bill Hitchcock October 22, 2013 0

Obamacare. There are news reports going around leading people to believe that there will be no retribution from the IRS if you do not buy into the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

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What Men Look For In A Church

What Men Look For In A Church

Bill Hitchcock October 21, 2013 0

What do men look for in a Church? What attracts and retains men? Is there really such a thing as a “male-friendly” Church? Steve Sonderman wrote a fascinating article that addresses

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Absolution Through Self-Justification

Absolution Through Self-Justification

Bill Hitchcock October 19, 2013 0

Sin. All of mankind knows right from wrong. God said, “I will put my law in their inward parts and write it in their hearts” (Jeremiah 31:33). Whether or not man

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Study Shows Evangelicals Believe Most In Second Chance

Study Shows Evangelicals Believe Most In Second Chance

Bill Hitchcock October 18, 2013 0

Evangelicals. A new study sponsored by, “Bible Studies for Life” finds that Americans believe that God gives second chances for those who, “have made a bad decision”. What makes this study

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Inappropriate Clothes, Church Service and Women Preachers

Inappropriate Clothes, Church Service and Women Preachers

Bill Hitchcock October 16, 2013 0

Women Preachers. Several months ago the Refining Truth website featured an article titled, “Inappropriate Clothes for Church”. Evidently congregants in Churches across the country had been wearing clothes to Church that

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So Much Church and So Little Bible

So Much Church and So Little Bible

Bill Hitchcock October 16, 2013 0

Where is God’s word in your Church worship? How much importance and weight is given to reading the Bible during services? It is one thing to have a Bible based sermon

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Hostility Towards Christians On Uprise

Hostility Towards Christians On Uprise

Bill Hitchcock October 15, 2013 0

Christian. ,Anti-faith sentiment is growing in America. According to a recent newscast by the Christian Broadcasting Network hostility towards Christians, “growing at an alarming rate”. A new survey was released at

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Pure Religion. True Religion.

Pure Religion. True Religion.

Bill Hitchcock October 14, 2013 4

Pure Religion. What is pure religion? In so being “pure” would make it the “true” religion as well. Ever since organized religions existed there has always been a battle as to

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Television and Radio Added to Refining Truth

Television and Radio Added to Refining Truth

Bill Hitchcock October 12, 2013 0

Refining Truth is very happy to announce the launching of its television and radio component of its website. Now full streaming media rich sermons, messages and interviews can be accessed at

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Author Claims Jesus and New Testament a Roman Hoax

Author Claims Jesus and New Testament a Roman Hoax

Bill Hitchcock October 11, 2013 0

Controversial author Joseph Atwill is holding a conference in London, October 19 to make a big announcement. He claims that Jesus didn’t exist and that Christ our Savoir and Lord was

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Michele Bachmann Radio Interview On End Times

Michele Bachmann Radio Interview On End Times

Bill Hitchcock October 10, 2013 0

Listen to the Michele Bachmann radio interview where she discusses Syria, Obamacare and the return of Jesus Christ. Bachman believes we are living during end times! In addition, the Washington Post

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Devout Without the True Knowledge of God

Devout Without the True Knowledge of God

Bill Hitchcock October 9, 2013 0

God. You know you are worshipping God but do you know why? The Athenians did the exact opposite. The Apostle Paul discovered that in one example the Athenians didn’t know who

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Justice Scalia: I even believe in the Devil

Justice Scalia: I even believe in the Devil

Bill Hitchcock October 8, 2013 0

The New York Magazine just released a very personal and telling interview with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia titled, “In Conversation: Antonin Scalia”. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, Scalia is the

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What is Prayer? How do we Pray in the Spirit?

What is Prayer? How do we Pray in the Spirit?

Bill Hitchcock October 7, 2013 0

Prayer is a vital part of our Christian life. Prayer is as essential to our spiritual relationship to God as breath is essential to life. It’s why the word “spirit” in

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Pray for Jerusalem. Bless Israel. A Commandment from God

Pray for Jerusalem. Bless Israel. A Commandment from God

Bill Hitchcock October 6, 2013 0

Pray. Today is a day of global prayer for both Jerusalem and Israel. It is a prayer for peace and an invocation for good and prosperity. But today’s prayer goes well

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Day of Prayer for Peace of Jerusalem

Day of Prayer for Peace of Jerusalem

Bill Hitchcock October 4, 2013 1

Jerusalem. This coming Sunday, October 6 approximately 175 countries will join in prayer for the peace of Jerusalem fulfilling the command in Psalms 122. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they

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Benzo Addiction, A Pastor’s Story

Benzo Addiction, A Pastor’s Story

Bill Hitchcock October 2, 2013 0

Addiction. Benzodiazepines or “Benzo” is a highly addictive class of drugs which include name brand medicines such as Valium, Lunesta, Xanax, Rivotril, Ambien, Restoril, Rohypnol, Dalmane and Ativan. Benzo isprescribed for

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Christianity and God’s Grace

Christianity and God’s Grace

Bill Hitchcock October 1, 2013 0

People do not judge Christianity by God or Jesus.  People do not judge Christianity by the Bible. People judge Christianity by its Christians. Only one will read the Bible but one

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