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Does God Hear Me?

Does God Hear Me?

Bill Hitchcock November 30, 2013 0

Does God hear me? Will God answer me? If I petition God

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The Disconnect Between People and the Bible

The Disconnect Between People and the Bible

Bill Hitchcock November 29, 2013 0

Why do so many people own a Bible but never read it?

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Guided Unto all Truth

Guided Unto all Truth

Bill Hitchcock November 28, 2013 0

“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he

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Hello I Must Be Going

Hello I Must Be Going

Bill Hitchcock November 27, 2013 0

In the 1930 movie, “Animal Crackers” featuring the Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx plays the character of the African Explorer, Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding. He has just returned state side to a

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Thanksgiving in Word and Spirit

Thanksgiving in Word and Spirit

Bill Hitchcock November 26, 2013 0

Thanksgiving! What immediately comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Is it turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce and pecan pie? Maybe it is parades or football games? Or

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Forgive and Forget

Forgive and Forget

Bill Hitchcock November 25, 2013 0

To forgive someone and forget whatever transgression they have committed can be very difficult. Usually there is a lot of pain associated with the transgression and it just isn’t human nature

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Sufferings in Life

Sufferings in Life

Bill Hitchcock November 24, 2013 0

  “Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than

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Roosevelt D-Day Prayer to Almighty God Passes Senate Committee

Roosevelt D-Day Prayer to Almighty God Passes Senate Committee

Bill Hitchcock November 23, 2013 0

On Thursday, November 21, US Senate Bill 1044, The “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2013”, legislation that will include FDR’s D-Day Landing Prayer in its entirety at the WWII

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Sermon Notes: Prepare Ye The Way

Sermon Notes: Prepare Ye The Way

Bill Hitchcock November 22, 2013 0

Sermon notes. Approximately 700 years before Jesus Christ Isaiah wrote, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” (Isaiah 40:3). 300 years

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Bishop Says Civil Rights Movement Not A Black Movement

Bishop Says Civil Rights Movement Not A Black Movement

Bill Hitchcock November 22, 2013 0

Bishop Harry R. Jackson Jr., senior pastor of Hope Christian Church spoke about America and Moral Values at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) Justice Summit 2013 held November 18-19, in

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Witchcraft, the Occult and God

Witchcraft, the Occult and God

Bill Hitchcock November 21, 2013 1

Witchcraft, the occult or anything associated with the black arts runs counter to the will and commandments of God. Being involved with said things could potentially open avenues and doors that

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Why God?

Why God?

Bill Hitchcock November 20, 2013 0

All of us at one time or another has asked, “Why God?” A tragedy occurs or some mishap perhaps to a good person that all seems to defy reason. So we

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Martyrdom and Hope Toward God

Martyrdom and Hope Toward God

Bill Hitchcock November 19, 2013 0

“But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law

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Take The Poll! How Often Do You Read Bible?

Take The Poll! How Often Do You Read Bible?

Bill Hitchcock November 18, 2013 0

Poll. According a survey by the American Bible Institute (ABI) almost 90 percent of the respondents claim to own a Bible. There is an average household has 4.4 Bibles. Reading the

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The Works That God Desires Of Us

The Works That God Desires Of Us

Bill Hitchcock November 18, 2013 0

“Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” John 6:28 That was the question the throngs of people asked Jesus Christ. Only

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Global Outreach of Refining Truth Ministries

Global Outreach of Refining Truth Ministries

Bill Hitchcock November 17, 2013 0

Over the past two months the Refining Truth website and media center have had a total of 2,341 people visit the site. That is not hits but rather “unique visits” which

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To Have A Happy Life

To Have A Happy Life

Bill Hitchcock November 16, 2013 0

I came across an article titled, “30 Traits Happy People Have in Common” written by Marc and Angel Hack Life. It caught my attention for many reasons. First off, everyone wants

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Jesus Asks, What Seek Ye?

Jesus Asks, What Seek Ye?

Bill Hitchcock November 15, 2013 0

Jesus. “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world,” proclaimed John the Baptist upon first seeing Jesus Christ. John states twice that he “knew him not”

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Are You a Pragmatist or Ideologue?

Are You a Pragmatist or Ideologue?

Bill Hitchcock November 14, 2013 3

Here is something every Christian should consider. Are You a Pragmatist or Ideologue? Pragmatism, often times referred to as being a “realist” is a relatively new philosophical thought created in the

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US Justice Department Says Businesses Have No Religious Rights

US Justice Department Says Businesses Have No Religious Rights

Bill Hitchcock November 14, 2013 0

Two companies sought relief from the Obamacare abortion pill mandate have been granted a temporary injunction from the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. This is the first time

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Sermon Notes: His Judgments are in All the Earth

Sermon Notes: His Judgments are in All the Earth

Bill Hitchcock November 13, 2013 0

“He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.” 1 Chronicles 16:14 and Psalms 105:7 God’s covenant is with his people. “In the same day the Lord

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Can Two Walk Together Except They Be Agreed

Can Two Walk Together Except They Be Agreed

Bill Hitchcock November 12, 2013 0

God. Sometimes it’s called a walk of faith. Sometimes it is called our walk with Jesus. In any case it is a reference to our relationship with Jesus Christ. Our relationship

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When the Sinner is the Winner

When the Sinner is the Winner

Bill Hitchcock November 11, 2013 1

Sin. It can be disheartening. It can be confusing and downright frustrating. Why is it when we look around the world we see so many people who succeed through nefarious means?

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The Cross – Billy Graham’s Message To America

The Cross – Billy Graham’s Message To America

Bill Hitchcock November 10, 2013 0

Reverend Billy Graham is 95 years old and he has a message for America. He sees the need for a great spiritual awakening. Reverend Billy Graham sees that the people have

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Using Alcohol to Grow Church Attendance

Using Alcohol to Grow Church Attendance

Bill Hitchcock November 9, 2013 2

Alcohol. National Public Radio (NPR) reports on what appears to be a growing phenomenon in various places across the country. Some Christians and Churches are serving alcohol during their worship service.

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Sermon Notes: My God, My God, Why Hast thou Forsaken Me?

Sermon Notes: My God, My God, Why Hast thou Forsaken Me?

Bill Hitchcock November 8, 2013 0

Only two people in the Bible ever asked that question. Both went direct to God and asked, “Why hast thou forsaken me?” Outside of the Bible, who hasn’t asked that question?

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Sermon Notes: All Scripture is Given by Inspiration of God

Sermon Notes: All Scripture is Given by Inspiration of God

Bill Hitchcock November 7, 2013 0

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished

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Salient Points About Supreme Court Hearing On Prayer

Salient Points About Supreme Court Hearing On Prayer

Bill Hitchcock November 7, 2013 0

“Christianity is the issue with this Supreme Court hearing, not prayer. The right and ability of local government to self-govern in a manner reflective of its community is at issue. Everyone

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Atheist Know More About Religion Than Protestants

Atheist Know More About Religion Than Protestants

Bill Hitchcock November 6, 2013 0

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” is a passage from Hosea 4:6. This passage needs remembrance as a study by Pew Research shows that it is Atheist, not Christians

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Let your Light Grow, Expand and Shine

Let your Light Grow, Expand and Shine

Bill Hitchcock November 5, 2013 0

“Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart”. Psalms 97:11 The significance of the light being sown is not so much as it being planted or

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Thankgsgiving and Hanukkah Form Rare “Thanksgivukkah”

Thankgsgiving and Hanukkah Form Rare “Thanksgivukkah”

Bill Hitchcock November 4, 2013 1

Thanksgivukkah. When Thanksgiving, Christianity, Hanukkah all converge into a once in a lifetime holiday!! It hasn’t happened in 125 years. The next time it happen will be in 77,798 years from

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Prayer On Trial With Supreme Court

Prayer On Trial With Supreme Court

Bill Hitchcock November 3, 2013 0

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, November 6 will hear a case on whether or not government meetings can begin with a prayer. This case could determine what barriers and restrictions will

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Illness, Pain and Divine Dynamite

Illness, Pain and Divine Dynamite

Bill Hitchcock November 2, 2013 0

If we are experiencing a divine chastisement then God will also offer us a divine comfort. Physical illness or pain will be overwhelmed by spiritual ease and comfort. “And he said

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God is in the American Constitution

God is in the American Constitution

Bill Hitchcock November 2, 2013 1

God is in the American constitution. God was preeminent with the founding fathers and was a guiding light in the establishment of this country. America is not alone in this. Other

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