Tag Archives: Paul

Be An Example

Paul said, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”  Quite a statement!  It speaks of Paul’s desire to see those around him become like Jesus.  It speaks of a discipleship that was more modeling than teaching.  … Continue reading

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The Character Necessary

In Acts 13 we see Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey. Often, we focus on Paul and Barnabas’ success. Instead, think with me about their response to opposition and resistance. It is in opposition that we see Paul and Barnabas’ character shine through. Continue reading

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An Unexpected Protection

  When I think of my mistakes I have a recurring question: How can I make it right? In my quest to right the wrongs of my own making, I have discovered there is a difference between acknowledging wrongs and … Continue reading

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Growing… Patiently

I have a struggle in my life that I think is common to many. I struggle with impatience. When my children were younger, I was always wanting them to learn things or do things faster. I had to fight the … Continue reading

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In God We Trust… Not just a slogan for money

Trust matters. Trust is at the heart of so much of our lives. It is why we will buy a car from one dealer and not another. It is why we will pick a slightly more expensive paint over another. … Continue reading

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Thinking about being good

Galatians 2: 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly. This passage always makes me pause.  Why?  It’s because of how little Peter did to bring it about. … Continue reading

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Contentment – A New Way to Look at Life

Godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be … Continue reading

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Thinking again about Heaven

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even … Continue reading

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The Thread of Truth

What is God about? I find it ironic how often the answer to that question will not reflect a person’s personal theology about Him. For example, a person like me who has been saved through Christ’s loving and sacrificial giving … Continue reading

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When Christians Act Like Atheists

Today we think about one of the oddest actions in the world. No, it isn’t when people who don’t believe in God act like they don’t believe in Him. It isn’t when people who are iffy about God act like … Continue reading

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