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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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TRADITION…tradition!

Perhaps it is no coincidence that our 2.5 year family review of what the Bible means by “being Christian” ends in the book Claiming Christ with an appendix reference–during the Christmas season–to tradition. Few other times of the year, cloak … 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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Confronting Critics with Gentle Grace & Truth

Criticism comes is all shapes, sizes, and shades of darkness. Every now and again, truth gets a chance to chase the darkness away and invite the ignorant into the light. What follows is a series of posts between a critic … Continue reading

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Glossy Paint Makes Everything Look Good

A ’67 Corvette with a little rust underneath; a ’72 F100 left out too exposed to the Summer heat; a worn deck on a house up for sale; an old bike you backed into; all they need is a new … Continue reading

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Scripture as Narration Misses the Mark

The story has now hit mainstream. Comparable to a successful movie or book franchise–perhaps like the James Bond of 007 fame–the idea that the Bible is primarily a book of narration, a grand story of epic proportion, has grown from … Continue reading

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Christian Knock-Offs

Few things in life are truly genuine. Much of what masquerades as a Gucci, or a Rolex, or leather, or made-in-America is just a cheap replica. Even less tangible qualities like love, faith, generosity, or intelligence are often acquired from … Continue reading

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Cataracts Of The Mind

Are you spiritually blind, or limited in seeing the truth in any way? This is what the Lord has to say to those who dismiss this possibility in themselves and claim to be able to see just fine: If “you … Continue reading

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