Idolatry

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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All Things Work Together for the Good of Who?

Ok, first of all I am sorry to everyone bugging me because I still haven’t written. Secondly, I don’t know how many of you listen to my sermons but I will include the player at the bottom of this post. The topic from Sunday night (1 Peter 4)goes along well with what I am about(…)

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Idolatry

In Christianity, the goal of life is to draw close to Christ and be conformed to His likeness. This is what the word Christian means – “little Christ” or “like Christ.” When someone first starts out on this path into Christ-likeness, known as “getting saved,” they will immediately begin to see how certain things in(…)

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God’s Business?

I keep a moleskin notebook in my back pocket and find myself jotting down different thoughts, cool ideas, or little to-do lists for myself as a way of freeing up brain space for other stuff. Last week I wrote down the thought I want to share this week but I haven’t been able to stop(…)

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Naaman and the Idols of Our Hearts

As our church is going through changes in pastoral staff, I had the opportunity to teach the youth group this week. In teaching on Naaman in the Old Testament, I found a few characters in the story that many of us can relate to, and thought it would be valuable to share. The story of(…)

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Battling Busyness

I hate the word “busy.” For the last few weeks, and not getting any better in the near future, things have been pretty crazy. My shifts at work have been pushing 12.5 hours regularly. I have been doing some various fundraising for my trip to Uganda this summer. The work for church is, of course,(…)

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Admiring the Decor

Let’s imagine, for a moment, that a mutual friend of ours just invited you and I over to their home to celebrate the birth of a new born baby boy. You and I walk into their home and are quickly escorted down the hallway to the nursery to see the child, but upon entering the(…)

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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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Righteousness is in Relationship

Are you a worrier? Do you strive your best in all things, but then wonder if it’s really good enough and what more you could be doing? If you are like me, it is easy to move from reflecting on one lazy or unfruitful day into stressing out about whole life issues and wondering if you’re measuring up to that elusive ‘potential’(…)

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The Promise of Deliverance

One of the greatest promises of God to Christians in the atonement of Jesus Christ, is the promise of deliverance from our enemy the devil. The bible teaches us that the devil’s mission is to steal, kill, and destroy God’s creation, and that he especially targets those who put their faith in Christ and who seek to live(…)

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