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Direction Of Pleasure – a commentary on worship and entertainment

It’s all about finding that sweet spot. Each of us is different, but we all look for those things, experiences, and relationships that please us. Life worth living can often be measured in terms of how we feel and how … 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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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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You Win!

The biggest lottery payout ever, and you win. There is no question about it, the announcement was to you. You are it. Your wildest dreams have just come true. The only issue…who is you? You is not always you. That … Continue reading

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Truth Be Told: That which Rightly Reflects. 2

What is truth? Although there may be as many answers to that query as there are people, that is not the case when it comes to Scripture. In the word of God, truth is not subjective. It is not the … Continue reading

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Stripped Naked: Clothing at the Cross

Just as our Lord watched from upon the Cross as others dividing up his clothes, so again many huddle in his Presence as they divide up his words—teaching things that strip bare the meaning of being in Christ. You likely … Continue reading

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Healing By Revealing

Blood draws, tissue biopsies, X-rays, and endoscopic cameras; the first step for doctors in helping their patients regain health is to subject the body to a battery of invasive tests. No one wants to hear scary news, but pain or … Continue reading

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Smashing the Yoke of Dangerous Friendships: A commentary on Church Unity

There are times when Christians must break off all connection with other Christians. This reality is so disturbing to even consider, that it is little wonder that many ignore what the Bible says and prefer to substitute their own ideas … Continue reading

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You Cannot Be My Disciple

Conditions, conditions, conditions. Why does Jesus put so many conditions on being Christian? Doesn’t he realize that such an idea is contrary to Protestantism? It is not easy accepting Scripture for what it says. Verse after verse, in our devotional … Continue reading

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She Did What She Could

It seems like such an offhanded compliment, and yet I find great encouragement in Jesus’ support of the woman who anointed him with perfume. “She did what she could.” I revisited the scene with my family in Claiming Christ as … Continue reading

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