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“However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.”

“What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found? For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about; but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.’ ”

Along with uplifting news stories about the COVID-19 variants, former President Trump’s second impeachment trial, and Tom Brady’s unmitigated gall to continue winning Super Bowls that include terrible halftime entertainment, we’ve also been learning about new victims of the so-called “cancel…

“See to it that there is no one who takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception in accordance with human tradition, in accordance with the elementary principles of the world, rather than in accordance with Christ.”

“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, and like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.”

Most of us have a box or other container where we keep items we feel are important enough to carry with us throughout our lives. Mine is a cardboard box. It includes things that might not mean much to others, but do to me.

“It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.”

"Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let’s rid ourselves of every obstacle and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us ..."

Note: This is the second in an occasional series of columns spotlighting East Texans trying to make our little corner of the world a better place. I call it the “Good Guys Win” campaign. To nominate someone for consideration, send a name and a way to contact that person to the email at the e…

“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the temporary pleasures of sin ...”

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a column about the impeachment of former President Donald Trump. The first part was published on Saturday’s Forum page.

"And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for the one who comes to God must believe that He exists, and that He proves to be One who rewards those who seek Him."

Jan. 6, 2021, marked a very dark day in our nation. As the Electoral College was meeting to choose our president for the next four years, 200 or so hooligans unleashed their pre-determined assault on the Capitol.

Most Americans are happy that the election cycle is receding in memory except for the impeachment trial that once again failed to convict a worthy candidate. Let’s hope the judicial process brings Donald Trump the punishment he truly deserves for inciting riot and insurrection against the U.…

To say that we have been in a constant state of transition would be an understatement. We are approaching the one-year anniversary of when Mayor Andy Mack declared a shelter-in-place order. Soon after that, Gov. Greg Abbott suspended all public schools, canceled the STAAR test and implemente…

“Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness ...”

Today's Bible verse

“However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.”

Romans 8:9

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