iBegat the Begotten

Interview with Christian Chapman

Many times in my life, I have heard many different inspirational speakers and pastors. I often would sit in church, but never realized the meaning of one true sermon. When I heard Christian for the first time, I was immediately interested in his testimony and the lesson that he had to share about what he learned about his walk with ...

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Dislocated Dream

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.  (2 Timothy 4:7 NLT) In the 1968 Olympic marathon, John Stephen Akhwari represented the country of Tanzania.  But Akhwari didn’t win so why is this important?  Because of what happened during the race. Due to the altitude, Akhwari cramped up during the marathon.  But ...

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Man-eating Miracle

“My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. …”  The king was overjoyed and ordered that Daniel be lifted from the den. Not a scratch was found on him, for he had trusted in his God. (Daniel 6:22-23 NLT) It was Easter ...

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Simple Joy

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.  My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. (Psalm 28:7, NIV) Satisfy us in the morning wi th your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. (Psalm 90:14, NIV) On November 13, ...

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More Than Conquerors

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Romans 8:37). Once there was a king. This king was going into battle with his army. They would be fighting a much bigger, stronger, fiercer army, and the king’s men were afraid. Before the battle, the king went out to his men and held up ...

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The difference a “U” makes.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  (John 3:16 NIV) Lee Bramlett is a missionary that works with the Hdi culture, translating the Bible into their language. One night in a dream, God urged Lee to look up the word “love” ...

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Who’s Your Father?

Yet to all who did receive [Jesus], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.  (John 1:12-13) He was only a boy, but he already knew about shame and humiliation.  He did his best to ...

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Never Forsaken

God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5b NIV) Every January, my family watches the video.  Every January, we watch Dad filming Mom and my sister as the three wait with their adoption group in the Chinese hotel.  Then, out of a doorway steps a man carrying a round bundle of . . ...

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Sunflower

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.  (Romans 14:17-18 NIV) Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  (Romans 12:12 NIV) What’s big, tall, embodies sunshine, and brings ...

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