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The Reality of Heaven

Whenever I preach about what the Bible says about Hell, it is a heart wrenching topic. When I preach about Hell I want to think about Heaven. The great struggle in modern Christianity is that both of these great teachings … Continue reading

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Is Being a Disciple too Radical For Us?

There are two words that are rattling around my head today: discipleship and radical. We are called by Jesus to follow Him. Followers of Jesus are called disciples. What type of disciple does Jesus call us to be? Jesus said, … Continue reading

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Conquering the Callous Heart

I’m pretty sure that no one wakes up and says, “I want to have a callous heart.” Nor do they say, “I want to rebel against the good that God has planned for me.” Yet, we’ve all done it. When … Continue reading

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Giving Up the Terrible Toos

I have a suspicion. I don’t think we ever grow out of the terrible twos. Wait, no, I think we do grow out of those terrible twos. But, we exchange them for some different. We exchange them for the terrible … Continue reading

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God’s Invitation to Us Comes Each Day

There is a sweet reality – God never sleeps. I do. He doesn’t. So, if I need Him at 2 AM, He is awake. If I wake before the sparrows, He is awake. If my day is packed, He is ready for me. If my day is free, He has all the time in the world. Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Service

Calvary’s Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Christmas Eve – 7 PM Candlelight, precious hymns, God’s promises. We think deeply together about the coming of Jesus. We are blessed as we do. For those who might be uncomfortable with live flames, electric … Continue reading

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God’s Peculiar Preparation

When we think of Christmas preparations we usually think of trees and lights and tinsel and stuff. However, someone else prepared for the coming of Jesus. No, I am not talking about Mary or Joseph. I am talking about God. … Continue reading

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Faith through Disappointment (the one about bitterness)

Consider the alternative When we feel disappointment sometimes we give ourselves permission to be angry for a while. That’s actually okay. There is nothing wrong with acknowledging how someone has hurt us. In fact, it is healthy to be honest about our … Continue reading

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Faith Through Disappointment (part 2)

Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” (emphasis … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

This past week we celebrated Thanksgiving. Yet, I wonder how often we really have given thanks. I mean, it is one thing to utter the simple, “Thank you.” It is quite another to truly give thanks. Do we even understand … Continue reading

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