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Miracles Make a Difference

Evidence these days is overwhelming that many people who are not yet believers in Christ are drawn to the supernatural. The occult is flourishing in bookstores, psychic fairs and movies. Even though the latest Harry Potter movie based on the book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix demonstrated some signs of "fatigue," Potter's creator, J.K. Rowling is likely the world's wealthiest author.

Dr. Steve Elliott of Bethany Bible College, NB, has been concerned that 8.7 million fewer Canadians are identifying themselves as "Christian" in the past ten years while other religions have flourished. Wicca, for example, has grown 281 percent. In a condensed version of his doctoral dissertation for Asbury Theological Seminary he arrives at a stunning conclusion. More people would come to know and love Jesus, he says, if preaching of the Word would be accompanied by miracles.

Do you believe God still performs the miracles today that He did in Jesus' ministry? Here is an inspiring story to boost your faith and your wonder at God's goodness. Mei's Miracle is a missionary's story of what happened during an Impact Nations outreach in Thailand.

Looking at other topics, here are a few more stories that might interest, challenge and inspire you this week.

Are You a Happy Canadian? In an episode from GodTalk radio Rick Hiemstra of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada discusses a Maclean's poll on the happiest Canadians. Tune in to this audio message. It might surprise you!

Also, don't miss Barbara Kay's insights into the psychology of clothing. She points out that clothing is symbolic in everything we do and especially communicates our attitude in church.

Finally—things have changed a lot in our society since the middle of the last century and there's a lesson in it, says Bert Warden. The older generations do our children and grandchildren a great service by recounting to them how things used to be.

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Christian Assessment of Harper Balanced, Sympathetic
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