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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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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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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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The + – + Method

One of the most difficult tasks of any Bible teacher, pastor, or missionary is to speak truth to broken people. We all are a work-in-progress, which makes teaching extremely challenging. On one hand, faithful leaders are overwhelmed with the desire … Continue reading

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Buried Alive in Baptism

Death by water submersion is a strange way to live. The Christian practice of water baptism confuses many, and understandably so. It is not a normal practice. It is one of those rituals cloaked in mystery and spiritual activity, and … Continue reading

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Lord of All: The Right of Expectation

Two thousand years of Christian history, and still people struggle with what it means for Jesus to be Lord. As prophesied by the Holy Spirit, through nearly all the Bible writers, many ministers will look and sound good, but distort … Continue reading

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More Blessed than Mary the Mother of Jesus

The disciples of Jesus were reprimanded for discussing who among them would be the greatest in the Lord’s Kingdom. However, Jesus himself taught about those whom God calls the greatest, and it may not be what you’d expect. The Bible … Continue reading

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Knowing with Certainty

Conviction is a drug of choice. We all want to possess absolute knowledge–to be like God–to be our own god. That is the mind-altering addiction we all suffer under since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden. Within Christianity, … Continue reading

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Salvation Formation

Of any promise that has ever been made, the greatest is the offer to live forever with every desire fulfilled. So goes the fairy tale…and they lived happily ever after. So also is God’s promise of salvation! The sting of … Continue reading

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