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You Bought a Coffee Shop! What?!

Yes, Pastor John and Amy bought a coffee shop! The usual response is – Congratulations! Why did you do that? There is excitement, but there is also a certain confusion. Why would a pastor buy a coffee shop? For our … Continue reading

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Our Redeeming God

Today I want to think a little deeper about our struggle with grace. In fact, I think that this part of grace is something with which we all struggle. I know that some people struggle with the fact that God’s … Continue reading

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The Unity and Consistency of God

Although I am aware that Deuteronomy 6:4 is talking about the fact that there is only one true God, it gets me thinking about how often I treat God as if He is several beings. Let me explain… When I … Continue reading

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A Love That NEVER Changes

Sometimes, theology seems dry and stale.  Take the issue of God’s eternity.  It is a great truth that God is eternal, yet it seems to just be intellectual knowledge for us. How are we supposed to apply the eternal nature … Continue reading

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Letting Character Lead

Several years ago I went to a conference called, ‘Building Men for the Body of Christ’. At the beginning of the conference it struck me how the concern was not so much for ‘doing’ something for our families and our … Continue reading

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Are We Preparing?

Why is it that some people seem to be always ready to lend a hand, help a friend, touch a life; and for others it is work? Why is it that others are always grumpy, caustic, or quick with a … Continue reading

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In Charge and Never Dropping the Ball

Daniel 4:35 “All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say … Continue reading

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Living for God in Real Time

The other day we were talking about an interesting parable of Jesus. It was the parable of the shrewd steward. If you recall, his master demanded that he make an accounting of all of his dealings because the master was … Continue reading

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Grace, Meant to Be Lived Out

Grace. We hear the word in church. Hopefully, we understand that the grace of God is what has saved us. God’s forgiveness offered to us through Jesus is glorious! Have we thought about what that word is supposed to mean … Continue reading

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Does God Speaking Make You Squirm?

The last two weeks have got me thinking about conviction. We have been thinking together over the last two Sundays about how we view God’s course corrections. We have talked about the joy that Paul was sharing with the church … Continue reading

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