Jesus & The Gospel

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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What About It, Pat Robertson?

Now Tropical Storm Isaac has passed Haiti, I think it’s fair to say that God demonstrated how great His mercy is to this nation. After all, it was predicted that the storm would reach hurricane force wind before hitting our coast. The trajectory of the storm for days before had predicted that the eye of(…)

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A Wonderful Parallel

I love the story of Jesus getting baptized as the Holy Spirit descends of Him and God speaks from Heaven, “You are my beloved Son, with You I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22). Imagine what it would be like for you if, right now, God spoke such encouraging words over you. It isn’t long however(…)

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Boasting in God’s Amazing Grace

As I have been thinking on the subject of grace and the forgiveness of God for our sins through the cross of Christ, I am becoming more and more aware that all-too-often, we as believers forget just how amazing it really is. Now, I know that you know that we are completely forgiven of all(…)

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The Time for War

You know that point when temptation rises in your heart, and there is that uncontrollable fleshly pull – a longing, a gleeful sin-filled desire – to act on the opportunity in front of you. In that moment you know it’s wrong. You know you shouldn’t. You know the Holy Spirit is crying “No! Don’t!” Yet(…)

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