What Is Heaven Like? By Ron Boatwright

Jesus says, “In My Father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you.  I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3).  Heaven will be a mansion like we have never seen before. Continue reading

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Good Advice From An Undertaker, By Mike Riley

There’s a funeral director in a small Michigan town who has overseen some 5,000 burials over a period of 25 years. He was asked by a local reporter how his experience had shaped his thinking in resolving conflicts with others. He responded, “It tends to make me want to resolve conflicts a little quicker, because I’ve seen people go off to work who didn’t come home.” Continue reading

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Why did the Jews and Samaritans hate one another so much?

The nation of Israel was divided into two nations in the days of Rehoboam (1 Kings 12). Israel was composed of the ten tribes to the north, and Judah was made up of Judah and Benjamin. The animosity between the Jews (inhabitants of the Judah, the southern kingdom) and Israelites began immediately after the division, as Samaria was the capital city of the northern kingdom (with Jeroboam as her first king). Continue reading

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