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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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Faith that is Self Evident

James, the brother of our Lord, has some hard words for those who do not live out their “faith”. He calls it dead. He asks if such faith can save anyone. He declares that such faith is useless. These are hard words. It gets even harder when he says that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone. Continue reading

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Valuing Freedom on Memorial Day

There are those who don’t understand what the big deal is. They think that the freedom we have in Christ is important, don’t get me wrong, but they act as if the freedom of living by the Spirit instead of … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Most Stern Warnings

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Woe to you, scribes … Continue reading

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Our Redeeming God

A little spiritual thought for today… Romans 5:17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life … Continue reading

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Good things gone awry

Last Sunday afternoon we were talking about the rich young ruler in Mark 10.  We noticed that the man thought about what he could ‘do’ to be saved.  He asked Jesus, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal … Continue reading

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Faith that is Self Evident

Last Sunday we looked at James 2:14-26.  James has some hard words for those who do not live out their “faith”.  He calls it dead.  He asks if such faith can save anyone.  He declares that such faith is useless.  … Continue reading

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