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January 19, 2016

 

The struggle is real. We’ve all been there.

 

It’s very easy to sink back into old ways, old habits, and think back to when things were “different.” Not just different - better. Certainly at least in our eyes. There’s nothing wrong with that.

 

I think about 9/11, an...

October 7, 2015

 

How often have we seen God move in our favor? I bet you and I could count on hands and feet how many times God has made amazing things happen when we ask Him to. Over the past eight months, I’ve heard and seen God over and over say yes to people I've been praying for:

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September 30, 2015

There is nothing wrong about ambition. Ambition gives people a desire to better themselves and others around them; ambition provides us with a drive to make a better world and a better way of living. I believe ambition is a God-given trait or characteristic so that we...

September 22, 2015

 

 Busy-ness. I’m pretty sure it is far and away our biggest issue collectively today. We act as if we have to be extremely busy all the time - why do we put ourselves through this?

 

I believe we do this in order to feel valuable, recognizable, or significant; none of wh...

September 16, 2015

 

At our church, we recently sang together a choir special which contains the lyrics that say “Out of ashes, out of dust You claim the mournful, broken, needy, sick and lame; oh the joy, oh the pain - oh the loss, oh the gain.” The temporary loss of this world God can r...

September 9, 2015

It is so hard to see good people - godly people even - make such poor choices. This week it came out that one of the seminary professors at my alma mater, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, passed away from suicide. While in his suicide note he explained that he...

September 2, 2015

 

I've heard some preachers and teachers talk about specific passages of scripture and simply use those same words over and over, rather than allowing the entire Bible to speak for itself. Even as I think of my own study, I can struggle getting away from the familiar pr...

August 26, 2015

 

Mark 10:17-22 shows us an incredible opportunity for Jesus to bring a golden parachute into the fold.

 

As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you c...

July 29, 2015

 

The Lord knows our human struggles, and I do believe He understands the challenge we can have trying to stay pure because the temptation Christ endured, in a purely human standpoint, was identical. As Christ was victorious over sin in His human life, we can trust th...

July 15, 2015

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Jesus gives us a very unique window into the Holy Spirit's role in the life of the believer in John 16:7-15.

Here, Jesus speaks about the glorious mystery of the inner workings of God.

 

But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless...

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