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To War

To War

Many times in scripture there are harsh words about how we are involved in a war.  We are at war, but in order to fight properly we need to understand who and what the enemy is.  If we fight against the wrong enemy, we will fail at our task as well as give the world the wrong impression about who we are.  Our war is not with the flesh.  It is not a religion of us against them.  The war is deeper and more glorious.  Listen to this...

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Weary and Heavy-Laden

Weary and Heavy-Laden

So many times when talking to people about accepting Christ, or their current journey with Christ, they inform me that they feel as though they would be taking up a heavy burden or are currently carrying a heavy burden.  Which is very odd seeing as Christ told us that we should come to Him to get rid of the load.  He said He would give us rest.  People coming to Christ feel as though they would have too much to give up.  People walking...

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Mystery

Mystery

Ephesians 3:1-12 talks about a mystery that is revealed.  I love a good mystery.  What I do not like is for a mystery to remain mysterious.  I like the hunt.  I like the twists and turns that a good hunt takes me.  But in the end, I am on the hunt for one reason and one reason only…to have the mystery revealed.  Paul says that we are in the most blessed of times because THE mystery has been revealed to us.  What is this mystery...

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Hero’s Eve

Hero’s Eve

Christmas Eve is upon us and I want to tell you about my hero!  Hero movies are all the rage lately, but I want to tell you about a real hero who saved my life!  See you there.

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Commandments?

Commandments?

Are the Commandments still relevant?  If so, how?  Paul tells us that the Commandments are like a school master who takes us by the wrist and leads us somewhere.  The scriptures tell us that Jesus is the fulfillment of the law.  So if the law takes us somewhere, it must take us to Jesus.  How is this accomplished and why is it important today?

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The Unresolved Story

The Unresolved Story

Job seems to end without an definitive answer.  It SEEMS to end that way.  The truth is that it is resolved by allowing the reader to ask themselves, “Who am I in the presence of an almighty God.”  That is an easy question to feel good about asking, but it is not so easy a question to seek an answer.  Job found that he was royalty, but also that he was dust and ash.  A strange combination indeed.  Are you dust and ash? ...

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Give It All Away

Give It All Away

Mark 10 says some pretty hard things about wealth. It is a blessing that the disciples stand slack-jawed and asked, “Well then, who in the world can be saved?!” It is a blessing because most people reading this post are far richer than the common person of Jesus day could have imagined people being. Some people take Jesus literally here. Others say that he is speaking directly to this young man’s problem. I believe that Jesus is...

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