Category Archives: Christian Gospel

Deceived by Second Chances

We’ve often heard it said: “God is a God of second chances”. For those who have stumbled in life, they find great comfort in the idea that God allows a person the opportunity to hit the reset button and start … Continue reading

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Secret Power in Disability

Should we celebrate in our weaknesses? It seems so counter-intuitive, when strength, power, success, beauty, talent, and winning can only be lauded when set in contrast to everything else that doesn’t stand on the top of the pile. But that … Continue reading

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Truth or Knowledge: A Lesson of Pursuit

To catch a bird as easily as a mouse, a cat must be more than just faster, craftier, or in possession of sharper weapons. In order to be a skilled hunter, he must also be intimately familiar with his prey. … Continue reading

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Interpreting Within the Limits of Why

Striving to understand the specific purpose for which a Bible author wrote what they did is essential to right interpretation. That might seem obvious, but history demonstrates that it is rarely applied. What is far more common is to take … Continue reading

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Faith is not Conviction

When conviction for a desired outcome defines our faith, we have gotten off track. Many believers have stumbled over the belief that God will grant whatever we ask, if we are convinced of getting what we want and don’t allow … Continue reading

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Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Woe to us when men are tempted to change the words of God. The religious leader of the largest denomination of professing Christians, with influence over the beliefs of a billion members, is suggesting that the Lord’s Prayer teaches error … Continue reading

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Dramatic Obscurity–When Law Collides with Grace

The most dramatic revelations often arrive in the most subtle packages. Those who are sensitive to the “still small voice” are capable of recognizing the enormous significance, while most just drift on by. The Savior of humanity came in shocking … Continue reading

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The Gideon Complex

Sickness and disease are most often acquired as a social condition, rather than by isolated infection. Much like sin, contagions are typically transferred from those around us; and, in spite of our cautions, are most often passed on to those … Continue reading

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Living Our Theology Without Hypocrisy, 3/3

When it comes to putting our faith in what God has revealed into the motion of our lives, theology can seem to many to be a theoretical nuisance. As one minister put it, “kids need encouragement, not theology”. That view … Continue reading

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When Theology gets to Plowing—the difference between Receiving and Applying, 2/3

Christians are told that Jesus is a stumbling stone, that all humanity will either fall upon in faith or be crushed under in wrath. This theological statement in Scripture is hard to receive—no one wants to lose their footing and … Continue reading

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