Monthly Archives: December 2011

Identity Crisis

“Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship.” I’m sure you’ve heard that old adage before. What people mean when they quote it is that the only hope for the Christian is not in religious actions or pious discipline, but only in our relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ. This is because after the fall(…)

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Ministry Update – December 2011

Well, this is it. The last few weeks of 2011 are quickly dwindling to an end. I do hope it has been a great year for each and every one of you. And now, as this year draws to a close, so does the current chapter of my life. As I write this, I am(…)

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Love God and Do As You Please

“Love God and do as you please.” I think that is a great statement. Don’t agree? Well, don’t label me a heretic just yet. That is actually a quote from St. Augustine of Hippo, or rather a modern version of a quote from Him. Augustine’s exact quote within it’s surrounding context is this: “Once for(…)

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Why Do Bad Things Happen to God’s People?

  “Why do bad things happen to good people?” We hear that question a lot. It very well could be the oldest cliche in the English language. As a Christian, we know the default answer: “There are no good people.” Right? I mean, Jesus Himself told the rich young ruler, “No one is good except(…)

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Celebrating New Year’s for Eternity

Well, it is now the last week of 2011. It almost seems as though the year just began, and now it’s over. Many of us at this time of year begin to do some introspection of ourselves and analyze our lives over the past 12 months. We ask what we did well, and what we(…)

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