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At Calvary – Episode 65 – Jesus… Both Humble and Great

Can anything good come from Nazareth? Nathaniel the apostle asked this question of his friend Phillip right before he met Jesus. It’s like us asking the question, “Can anything good come from a dump like this?” Jesus was a human being, like us in so many ways. How can we know that He can save us? Continue reading

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Walking in Faith in the Love of God

There’s a song from the 20th century that asks this question: “What’s love got to do with it?” When we think about the things we believe and put our faith in, we usually think about its truth. However, over and over in the Word of God we are told that our faith is placed in God because of what His love does in us. Continue reading

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Fear & Hope

Fear is all around us. We watch scary movies. We are afraid because of terrorists, diseases, and natural disasters. We are afraid for our children, our parents, ourselves. So when we read in the Scriptures to not be afraid, it can appear to be a pipe dream. What is this power that God seems to think we have to not be afraid? That power is hope! Continue reading

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Read God’s Word for Yourself – Do the Work and Let God Speak

In church history there was a time of awakening. It is called the Reformation. It was a time when Christ’s church began to examine itself and came to this realization – the Bible was sufficient to understand the Bible! It seems so obvious now, but back then it was revolutionary! As our Scripture today declares, God has breathed into existence every single Scripture and made all of it useful for teaching us everything we need to know to be ready to be used by him. Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 59 – Adoring a Great God

The Greatest of all possible beings. Sounds impressive, right? Yet, often the response to the greatest of all possible beings seems off. Either we shrug our shoulders like it barely matters, or we are so intimidated by the thought that we don’t really approach Him. Is that what God’s faithful people do in the Bible? Is that the way it’s supposed to be? 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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At Calvary – Episode 58 – The Path to Righteousness

Holiness. We read in the Bible that it is an essential. Yet, there seems to be two competing paths to holiness described in religious literature. There is the path that creates a system to be followed. Then there is the path of following a person. Is one “easier” than another? Does one lead to actual righteousness? Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 57b – Revolution – Coming Back to Honesty… With Us

Defects. We cover them up. We explain them away. We even act as if they aren’t really defects – they are beauty marks or unique quirks of our personality. Yet, we know what they are. God knows what they are. In the safety of God’s love and acceptance are we ready to be honest about our defects of character so that as God’s truth shows us we can grow? Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 57a – Revolution – Coming Back to Honesty… With Us

“Getting real” is an expression we use when we are truly ready to be honest or truly ready to act. Getting real with God is that point when we transition from talking about giving up our bad habits, unhealthy coping methods, and sinful choices to actually taking steps to give them up. This means we accept what God has said about our choices without excuses. It also means that we confess to ourselves, to God, and to another person who cares about us what we have done. It is time to get real. Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 56b – Revolution – Getting Real about Change

“Getting real” is an expression we use when we are truly ready to be honest or truly ready to act. Getting real with God is that point when we transition from talking about giving up our bad habits, unhealthy coping methods, and sinful choices to actually taking steps to give them up. This means we accept what God has said about our choices without excuses. It also means that we confess to ourselves, to God, and to another person who cares about us what we have done. It is time to get real. Continue reading

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