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What Power or By What Name? The Essential Question for a Christian in Business

What Power or By What Name? The Essential Question for a Christian in Business

| September 11, 2014

What does it mean to have a “Christian business” or to be a Christian businessman or businesswoman? The essence of the answer can be found in an exchange in Acts Chapter 4. Peter and John had gone to the temple to pray, and there they saw a lame man, begging for alms. Peter said to […]

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Professional Excellence as a Spiritual Testimony

Professional Excellence as a Spiritual Testimony

| August 5, 2014

Excellence in the workplace and the business world has been a hot topic for years. The discussion has produced books with catchy titles, articles in journals and high-priced seminars, all designed to foster excellence. But to my knowledge, no one has searched the Scriptures to find a biblical path to excellence, and yet such a […]

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How Did Jesus’ Work Experience Impact His Teaching?

How Did Jesus’ Work Experience Impact His Teaching?

| June 4, 2014

The teachings of Jesus of Nazareth changed the world. Today, history and archeology are providing fascinating clues of His early years of manhood, of His work experience, and how those experiences could have impacted His ministry. A remarkable part of Jesus’ most remarkable life is that He comes not from a rich and privileged upbringing, […]

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Jesus Marveled

Jesus Marveled

| April 6, 2014

Who are the people who really impressed Jesus Christ? In Luke Chapter 7 is the account of man whose faith was so great that we read “Jesus marveled.” It happened in Capernaum, when a centurion’s servant was sick and ready to die. The Centurion sent Elders of the Jews to Jesus, who pleaded that He […]

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The Hairs on Your Head are Numbered

The Hairs on Your Head are Numbered

| March 16, 2014

Several articles in this March edition of CPN OnPoint have discussed the changing nature of privacy in America. The Government is tracking your telephone calls and private businesses are now mining your personal data for insights into your buying habits. The digital age is challenging the boundaries of our personal space. As Christians, we believe […]

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Making Tents, Changing History

Making Tents, Changing History

| November 8, 2013

This is a story of two entrepreneurs, two Christians, a husband and wife, whose business carried them into the greatest revolution in history, and they helped change the world. In AD 49, the Emperor Claudius Caesar expelled all Jews from Rome, due to the disputes between traditional Rabbinical Judaism and followers of a new Messianic […]

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The Equality of Believers

The Equality of Believers

| September 4, 2013

American democracy is built on the principle that all men and women are created equal, with intrinsic value that guarantees to all life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. American capitalism is built on the principle of equality of opportunity, a “meritocracy” which works best when everyone has opportunity to achieve success. But democracy and capitalism […]

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Four Steps To Renewing Lost Spiritual Vitality

Four Steps To Renewing Lost Spiritual Vitality

| August 8, 2013

There is a curious account recorded in II Kings Chapter 6 that illustrates a key to success in a Christian’s life: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Vitality — or in the better words of Scripture, being transformed by the renewing of your mind. There was a group of young men who studied under Prophet Elisha, who […]

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Does God Own Your Business?

Does God Own Your Business?

| May 21, 2013

Does God Own Your Business?  In a word – No.  I know the expected answer to this question is that God is the “Owner” of my business, and I am a “Steward” of what is really His asset.  This is certainly a noble sentiment, and a position taken by many outstanding Christians who serve the […]

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The Kingdom of God is at Hand

The Kingdom of God is at Hand

| February 13, 2013

One recent Sunday morning, a speaker commented that we should live in expectation of the coming of the Lord. He asked a rhetorical question: “If we really believe that Jesus is coming very soon, then how should we be living?” It was a paraphrase of the question that the Apostle Peter famously asked in his […]

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