Category Archives: Christian Gospel

Who I AM?

Questions are often recognized as the most powerful tool of human language. Whether through the Socratic method, or through some form of art that raises unexpected thoughts in the observer’s mind, questions confront assumptions and cause us to seek answers. … Continue reading

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Mystery of Jesus as Lord

Many call Jesus Lord. Few really understand what they are saying. The name Lord, much like the name God, into whatever language or culture it is spoken, carries a wide range of intended meanings. As a pastor recently taught in … Continue reading

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Mere Infants – Passionate Christians who are Worldly

Mirrors are not always kind, especially if we are Snow White or we are getting older. Still, we find them very useful in being able to see things about ourselves that otherwise are hard to recognize. The letters Paul wrote … Continue reading

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Whispers of Salvation–Are you listening for details?

Listening is a skill rarely taught in schools, in work, or even in church. Most people use listening as a method of personal benefit, rather than to learn or understand. Typically, we listen just enough to decide if there is … Continue reading

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Some Things God Will Never Share

There are two aspects of independence that God reserves to himself—two expressions of his will that he refuses to allow separately in any other living being. They are the two extremes of interaction. These two, God will not share with … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Shock of Advent

The coming of Jesus confronts the most important beliefs of God’s people. It was true for the Jews, and it will likely be the same for Christians. Advent is a term used to speak about the coming of Jesus, which … Continue reading

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Complacency Kills

Danger lurks everywhere, but sleep is sweet when a guard is well posted. Have you ever watched a bird or deer feeding? Animals that know that predators lurk in the shadows, eat with a constant alertness. They may drop their … Continue reading

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Identify With A Jew, To Understand Yourself

Antisemitism is just as rampant today as ever. Jews have been vilified throughout their history to a degree unlike any other historic group of people. Although there certainly are reasons, I suggest that they are often misunderstood to our own … Continue reading

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Jesus Looks At The Way We Obey

It seems unthinkable that the Lord would reject Christians who claim faith in him and who do what he says to do, like sharing the great commission. Why would he do that? It is so unthinkable, that most churches teach … Continue reading

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When a Christian Thinks They Are Saved, But Jesus Rejects Them

A Pastor once confessed to his church, where I attended, “This scares me more than anything else in Scripture.” In the famous Sermon On The Mount, Jesus revealed a shocking truth that not all who claim faith in him will … Continue reading

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