Christian Living

How to Live Tax-Free

When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or(…)

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Life in the Book of Acts – Part 1

Lately I have been spending a lot of time in the book of Acts, just making observations in my journal of the characteristics that marked believers and the things they experienced as they followed the Holy Spirit in this new life. In this post I share my findings from the first half of the book(…)

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Life in the Book of Acts – Part 2

Last week we began looking through the book of Acts at the characteristics that marked believers and the things they experienced as they followed the Holy Spirit in this new life, then known as “The Way.” As I have continued in this study in my personal time, it became clear to me that two posts(…)

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Life in the Book of Acts – Part 3

For the last couple of weeks I have been sharing my observations of characteristics and experiences had by the Christians in the book of Acts. If you have missed them, be sure to read part 1 and part 2. And then today, to close it out, here is the final section of the book of(…)

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The Book That Reads You

I have often heard the quote concerning the Bible, which says, “this book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.” If I were to be really honest here, in my shallow faith I always thought this was a relatively dumb saying. There is no way reading a book would(…)

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What’s the Plan?

The Bible is very interesting when it talks about God’s plans. He has personal plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11) and even when it seems like things aren’t going according to plan, God tells us that he is still working behind the scenes for our good (Romans 8:28). God is a personal God, so it makes(…)

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Jesus, Who Do You Say That I Am?

There is a great story in the Bible that you’ve probably heard preached many times where Jesus comes to the disciples and He asks them, “Who do you say that I am?” Eventually Peter speaks up and declares, “You are the Christ, the Son of God.” That’s powerful, right? But what interests me the most,(…)

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Do You Not Remember?

In my quiet time, I am slowly reading through the book of Mark, which is the shortest of the four gospels, but is packed with great stories, teachings, and examples set by Jesus. Mark didn’t mess around with his writing, and as such, often packs quite a punch. The other day in my study time(…)

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Responding to Reckless Faith (A Personal Confession)

Here in Haiti, unless I have other church engagements, I have been attending Port-au-Prince Fellowship, which is an English-speaking church originally targeted (it seems to me) at the large number of expats, NGO volunteers, and foreign government workers. Today the church has a pretty balanced congregation of English-speaking Haitians and us foreigners. I love this(…)

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Be On Guard

“O Timothy, GUARD the deposit entrusted to you.” – 1 Timothy 6:20, emphasis mine “But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to GUARD until that Day what has been entrusted to me. Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard(…)

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