Christian Living

“Go and Make Disciples”

If you have been a Christian long I am sure you are familiar with the passage found in Mark 16 (or at least Matthew 20) where Jesus tells the disciples to go into all the world preaching and making disciples. It is at the end of His earthly ministry and even after the resurrection has(…)

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Kingdom Builders – but Whose Kingdom?

This morning I have been reading through the book of Amos. This is probably my favorite book in the Bible as it clearly demonstrates what the intentions of the law were and what God’s heart is for His people. The central message of the book is that every human being has become a tyrant fighting(…)

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Daily Grace

Last night I talked about the situations we find ourselves in as believers who know God’s grace, and yet still daily struggle with sins. We are at war within ourselves as Galatians 5 makes clear. The flesh wars against the spirit. What I taught last night was a big reminder to me, and I have(…)

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Thought…

What would you do in your current situation if you were absolutely certain that God is on your side and working for your good? What would you have done differently in the bad situation in your past if you were sure of this? You don’t have to answer in a comment. Just to give you(…)

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Finding God in Your Life

Last week I wrote a letter to a friend of mine who has been going through a lot of changes in her life and searching for clarity on it all. She feels as though things are getting better in her life and she is happy with herself, but the problem arises that through all of(…)

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Make Your Calling and Election Sure

As I have been preaching through the book of Second Peter, there is one verse that has stood out to me and is continually a point of meditation. I really think that you could say it is the theme of the book. If you have been listening to my series, or are familiar with the(…)

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For the Love of the Church – part 1

I recently realized that out of all of my close guy friends, I am now the only one who is not married. The reality that comes with this, as I have found through the chain of marriages the last few years, is that when a buddy of mine takes a wife, it changes the dynamic(…)

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For the Love of the Church – part 2

Last week I talked about the fact that Jesus loved the church so much that He died for her, and that the implication is that when we say we love Him, that we also love what He loves. But today I want to talk about the fact that it isn’t enough to simply not dislike(…)

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Finding Resolve

As quickly as it began, 2010 is coming to an end, and as with most years, we are confronted with the newfound sense of optimism that always comes with the New Year. For most of us, the New Year isn’t just a calendar change, but it carries with is an aura of new life and(…)

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Speaking in Tongues FAQ

Because of my Baptist heritage, many people are confused when they discover that I both believe in and practice the charismatic or sensational gifts of the Holy Spirit (i.e. prophecy, healing, tongues, casting out of demons, etc.). Because these things are seldom practiced or taught about, even in Baptist churches that profess a belief in(…)

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