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  •         The seriousness of this attempt and the effort needed to achieve it is indicated by several scriptures.  Paul asserting that, “Those who belong to Jesus Christ have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.”  Gal. 5:24 Insisting that, “I…
    October 19, 2018
  •         There is a little-known phrase in scripture, especially among younger believers, that has worth none-the-less.  Its importance lying in its ability to highlight significant phrases, teachings or ideas; prompting us to sit up and pay attention.       …
    October 12, 2018
  •         In an excellent book titled Jesus Mean and Wild1, a number of incidents from Mark’s Gospel concerning Jesus’ behavior are noted; of particular interest for me was His virtual “expulsion” into the desert and His experience with temptation there. …
    October 5, 2018
  •        What is a community?  Most people would start with a description of their families, a group of people living together with common goals and interests, striving for success as individuals and as a group.  Beyond that, many people would consider their neighborhood, towns, counties,…
    September 28, 2018
  •          Why is that so hard – accepting a message of advice and direction?  Why do we so often rebel against “help” even when we know it’s well-intended and beneficial?  It may have something to do with the condition of our hearts.  Scripture insisting…
    September 21, 2018
  •          Have you ever considered the practical applications of your faith?  Many think religion is superfluous – excessive, burdensome, un-needed; impractical to everyday living.  Others see it as mystical, beyond our grasp – intriguing, even inspiring, yet it’s…
    September 14, 2018
  •         Can there be such a thing as misdirected compassion?  I believe there is, the words we use to describe how we relate to people in trouble giving us a clue as to how that might happen.  Such as sympathizing with someone, sharing and understanding their feelings and ideas to…
    September 7, 2018
  •        Even with the freedom of religion guaranteed all Americans in the first amendment to the Constitution, there was – and still are – some fundamental concerns about the institutions of government and church becoming too closely allied in an official sense.  The duality of…
    August 31, 2018
  •           Few issues arouse the kind of intense debate that surrounds the principle of church/state separation.  A debate that could intensify even further with the recent confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and the just-nominated Brett Kavanaugh’s pending confirmation…
    August 24, 2018
  •          The idea of giving from our material substance to the church in support of its ministry dates back to the setting up of worship by Jehovah.  “A tithe of everything from the land,  …belongs to the Lord.”  Lev. 27:30-33   Prov. 3:9,10 …
    August 17, 2018
  •           A number of polls and interviews over the last several years suggest a resurgence of interest in the tenets of Calvinism – or predestination – among today’s youth.  Coming in an age that is so rights’ conscious and choice demanding, and in an age…
    August 10, 2018
  •         The reluctance some people have in maintaining their weekly observance of the Lord’s Day is nothing new (especially during the holidays), the Hebrew writer finding it necessary to admonish some believers to, “…not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit…
    August 3, 2018
  •          Of real importance to any study of a Sabbath observance is the realization that the scripture cited above was a command, not a suggestion.  And while Sabbath observances were – and are – a hotly debated subject, Jesus points out in Mk. 2:27 that the Sabbath…
    July 27, 2018
  •          Have you ever felt apprehensive about trying something new?  Waiting for test results from the doctor or x-rays at the dentist can be unnerving.  New relationships or old ones changing can make you feel unsure of yourself.  Making decisions about school, work, where…
    July 20, 2018
  •        Let me say at the very beginning of this article that I am not – in any way, shape or form – attempting to disparage Jews or Judaism; with whom we Christians share a number of historical and faith-based tenets.  It is however, an examination of certain elements of faith…
    July 13, 2018

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Fred Price - married (45 years), father of two grown children, grandfather of six.

Attends First Christian Church in Brazil, Indiana, having served as a Deacon and Discipleship Leader for youth. 

Factory worker with a heart for young people and the challenges they face today, thus his participation in his church and this column.

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