Bringing the Text to Life
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God gives us "boundaries," but some of us have a harder time living within those boundaries than others do. What's worse, even when we feel as if the "boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places," we often have a self-destructive tendency to destroy a good thing. Just look at what prominent people in sports, politics and Hollywood have done to take a good thing and totally trash it.
For material based on the "Doubting Thomas" text in the gospel of John (20:19-31), see "The Verifier Approach," April 3, 2005.
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