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The Work of Christ In Me – The greatest response to the gospel

There is one work that stands above all others, a gift from God that is offered to every believer. It is the greatest responding act to the gospel, bar none. Nothing else is spoken of as often, in terms of … Continue reading

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Immersion Therapy

Learning comes in many ways, but when a subject is especially challenging, there is no better method than immersing ourselves in it. In my early years, I recall trying to learn to water ski. Time and again, I would put … Continue reading

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But God Knows My Heart

How easily we find phrases that help justify our tendency toward selfishness and rebellion. Undoubtedly you have heard from others, if not from your own vocal cords, the popular phrase, “But God knows my heart!” It is typically presented in … Continue reading

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Cold Love in the Face of Global Warming

All the reports over the past week are thousands of miles away. A Christian missionary is kidnapped in Nigeria by those angry with what she represents. Christians in Libya are attacked and decapitated for world-wide viewing. Dozens of Christians are … Continue reading

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Cope Dope or Hope

Success in the face of difficulties is what makes heroes. One thing guaranteed to all is the opportunity to deal with hardship, pain, loss, difficulties, and undesirable problems. They come to us all, and to the last man standing, we … Continue reading

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The Price for Fitting In

Seahawk fever flowed thick through the blood of Washingtonians over the past several months–for that matter, it infected millions ever since the celebrated Super Bowl win from last year. Like never before in our history, blue and green dominated the … Continue reading

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Sanitary Grace

In a culture rampant with spreading diseases like Ebola or AIDS, it comes as no surprise when well meaning people attempt to apply their newly acquired training to sanitize their world. Germs get on everything. They can spread unseen and … Continue reading

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To Be or Not Be Christian

That is the question. To be Christian is a declaration of the Spirit of God, not a claim established by you or me. It has taken over two years, at our family-pace, to study through the concepts presented in the … Continue reading

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Claim Blame

Do you claim Christ? As we draw down on the closing chapters of the book Claiming Christ, we fall upon a recounting of several dozen references about what God thinks about those who make dramatic claims of faith but lack … Continue reading

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Conflict–A How To Guide

One of the most common experiences in life, in every culture, throughout history, and in every relationship, is conflict. We all hate it, but it is as common to us as leaves are to trees. Something to do with the … Continue reading

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