Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year

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Bible Verse of the Week

Matthew 5:20

For the Bible Verse of the Week, I would like to read one of my favorite passages from the New Testament then quote Pastor John MacArthur...
Matthew 5:20  For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees.

Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

Luke 23

Many people that I have talked with have said, "I have lived a wicked life, God will never accept me."

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Learn How Sinners Can Be Made Right With A Holy God

How Can a Sinner Be Saved?
Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 

Bible Verse of the Week

Psalm 139

In these 2 verses, the Psalmist is giving glory to God for life.  As I sit back and picture what God has done in my life, I am overflowing with gratitude to God for giving me many many many things - for creating me, for giving me life, for sustaining my life, for giving me Christ who saved me from my sins, for giving me the Holy Spirit that guides me, and for giving me the Bible in my own language that I can read and understand the truth.
Psalm 139:13-14
For You formed my inward parts;

Verses of the Week

John 15 and Romans 5

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
Romans 5:8
But God demonstrated His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
People often ask me why I'm a Christian.  Why do you talking about Christ on your blog?  Why don't you just stick with merely table tennis?  

Bible Verse of the Week

Mark 8:34-38


Psalm 90

Teach us to Number our Days

During the last 33 years, I have had a number of close-calls, where I almost died but survived.  In these situations, it really drove me to God realizing that I won’t be here on this earth forever.  It really helped me to be more dedicated to reading the Bible, praying, and seeking the Lord for strength, help, and wisdom. 
As we enter a new year, I want to encourage you to take a look at your own life, number your days, and get your heart right before God.
The Bible Says…


Bible Verse of the Week

1 John 4:9
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotton Son into the world, that we might live through Him.


Why do we feel the need for justice?

When we hear about a murderer or rapist who got away with no jail time, what do we feel?  We often feel the injustice.  How did that guy get away with it?
When we hear about an innocent man who was tried before the court and declared guilty when he wasn’t, what do we feel? 
Proverbs 17:15
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord.

Why do we feel for justice and injustice?

Saved or Self-Deceived

Which Are You?

Matthew 7:21-23
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Are you Saved or are you Self-Deceived? Check out this message from Pastor John MacArthur


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