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Is It All Just Meaningless?

Well as we end 2022 in a few short weeks, I have to consider what this year has brought and where life’s twists and turns have brought us as a society and for me and my family.  It’s been a…

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The Platform You Have

Is this one for the people? 
Is this one for the Lord? 
Or do I simply serenade 
For things I must afford? 

From the DC Talk song “What If I Stumble?” 

With the opportunity to play and perform my own…

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Sleeping Well In The Fire

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.  Psalm 4:8 

In the midst of the chaos of this world, there are so many reminders in Scripture that help us…

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Are You Ready For The Showdown?

Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.  And when all the people saw it, they fell

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A World On Fire

If you are like me, the events over the past couple years and even the last few months have been nothing short of monumental.  It has been a roller coaster in many ways; going from one thing to the next…

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Conduct Matters

As I begin this month’s blog, let me just start by asking “How is your 2022 so far?”  Many are off and running and making good on plans, goals, resolutions, and so forth.  And perhaps some didn’t get as much…

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Profiles In Courage - DAVID (THROWBACK MONTH)

(Every year in October, I take some blogs from over the past few years that have resonated perhaps more deeply and repost them as the blog of the week.  Praying that this content will be a blessing to you --

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Extravagant Worship (THROWBACK MONTH)

(Every year in October, I take some blogs from over the past few years that have resonated perhaps more deeply and repost them as the blog of the week.  Praying that this content will be a blessing to you --

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The Reality Of Heaven (The Blessed Hope)

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of

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Sharing Our Faith In Light Of Eternity (The Blessed Hope)

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of

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ESTHER (Profiles In Courage)

When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.  For if you remain silent at this time, relief

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STEPHEN (Profiles In Courage)

But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking.  And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel.  Acts 6:10,15 

Often the…

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JOSEPH (Profiles In Courage)

When considering Bible heroes to present in this “Profiles In Courage” series, I have to admit that one of my favorite books of the Bible, Genesis, has several characters worth covering.  Abraham is certainly a man of courage; called to…

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DAVID (Profiles In Courage)

I’m going to be spending the next few weeks going through a series titled PROFILES IN COURAGE.  I introduced this topic last year in 2020 and these blogs were interspersed throughout the year.  My heart has been drawn to stories…

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ELIJAH (Profiles In Courage)

We're giving this series, Profiles In Courage, a bit of a reboot.  I enjoyed starting this topic back in 2020 as I love looking at heroes of the Bible.  My thought has been to spend an entire series (a single…

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Getting Ready To Say “I Do” (Walking The Path)

As we’ve gone through the past few weeks, everything has really been building toward a culmination of what this all leads to:  marriage.  Our years of singleness and our years of dating are (hopefully) preparing us for the years we…

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Intentional Dating, Part 1 (Walking The Path)

When I was in high school (over 20 years ago now!) there was a very popular book in Christian circles about dating.  The title was eye-catching and thought-provoking:  I Kissed Dating Goodbye.  It was probably in every youth pastor’s…

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What About False Gospels? (This Great Gospel)

Wrapping up a series on how to share and defend the Gospel, I wanted to take a week just to focus on some of the falsehoods that exist as we encounter our world.  Whenever the truth of Scripture is watered…

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Apologetics — Not Just For The Experts (This Great Gospel)

a·pol·o·get·ics (noun):  reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something, typically a theory or religious doctrine. 

This term apologetics always used to confuse me a little.  It sounds like the word “apology” and I once thought, “Why do I want…

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These Truths We Hold (This Great Gospel)

In plotting out a blog series for this upcoming month, I was stirred to think about the faith we possess.  In my own life, I wrestle with how well I understand what I believe and whether or not I can…

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The Year We'll Never Forget

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in

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