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The Test of Commitment

In today’s world we lament a lack of commitment.  We applaud and show excitement when people last long in in their job or position.  Why? We applaud because we don’t see it very often!  We lament that people just can’t … Continue reading

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Reminders from Christmas – God Loves Us!

How do we know people love us?  Sometimes we know because they tell us.  However, most often we know that people love us because of what they do.  These actions are pictures of love. One of the great surprises we … Continue reading

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4th of July Thoughts

Wow! Another 4th of July.  Happy Birthday America! As I think about July 4th, I think about all the history of those days.  I think of the people whose lives were made harsher as tyranny increased.  I think about how … Continue reading

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Committed to the Cross

Some seem to want to change the message of the cross. Some want to make the gospel message all about becoming better people. This removes the offense of the cross. Is that what it’s all about? Some change the message so that it is only concerned with social justice and taking care of the poor and needy. These are important things, to be sure, but they are not the whole gospel. Again, the offense of the cross is removed. Is that what it is all about? Continue reading

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How Precious is the Crucifixion to Us?

Why does the crucifixion matter? Why do we talk about the blood? There are those in the world that are surprised that we still talk about the death of Jesus every year. However, His death is central to the message … Continue reading

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Thinking deeply as We Head to the Cross

For us, many things happen by accident. We have flat tires that make us late for work. We have trees that lose branches and knock out windows. We forget our keys, have to call our family, and are late for an appointment. Yet, in the life of our Lord Jesus, the cross was no accident. Continue reading

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Being a disciple of Jesus, is it radical?

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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Do We Have to Choose Between the Manger and the Cross?

During the Christmas season we think about Jesus coming as a baby. There is wonder here. There is a miracle. Yet, do we sometimes we get stuck in Bethlehem and the manger? He was born for a purpose. He was born … Continue reading

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4 questions that check the reality of our faith (part 2)

Consider an athlete. No athlete can become an athlete without exertion and pain. They have to train. They have to stretch those muscles in new ways. They have to work through pain to get to the next level of performance. Why do they do it? Continue reading

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Test Your Commitment

In today’s world we lament a lack of commitment.  We applaud and show excitement when people last long in positions.  Why? because we don’t see it very often!  We lament that people just can’t stay committed.  We complain.  Yet, when … Continue reading

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