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In these times of trouble, where can we go for relief from the days that shout harm to us? Images of fear, death, and violence greet us wherever we turn. War is on the lips of the people. Be it whispers in the dark, or the bugler on high, joyfully announcing the crimes of the day. We awake trembling, facing the scourge before us. Who will save us? Where is the light to show us the way? 

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Today I want to talk briefly about something near and dear to the heart of every Christian. Salvation. As a Christian, someone may ask you an important question. What must I do to be saved? Not every person is going to ask the question in this way. Some might want to know what they need to do to get to Heaven. Others might want to know what to do to not go to hell. Others still might ask you about your life and why it’s the way that it is. There are endless paths a person might take to finally get to this question. We should know the answer. 

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Have you ever wondered why there are so many recollections of the past in the Bible? I’m not thinking about the historical books of the Bible, per se. They are intrinsic to understanding what came before, but that’s not what I’m thinking about here. I’m thinking about those times when someone like Paul points to the past before talking about the present. Take this verse from Acts 13.

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Sometimes the most innocuous questions can lead to fantastic answers. Whenever I read the Bible, I expect to learn something. The pursuit of knowledge is a many-colored coat that requires a humble and teachable spirit. When we seek answers, we have to be prepared to receive the myriad of answers available to us. We then have to choose the one in the bouquet that looks best in the light of the Holy Spirit. We cannot mock those like us who are also on this journey even when their grasping hands are holding on to the wind. We can but learn, and then hope in our learning, to inform others of what we have discovered to help them on their way in our shared pilgrimage.  

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