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Jesus Loves You!

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Jesus loves you because He made you, chose you, and saved you; not because of your good behavior. ...

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Secret Disciples

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Secret Disciples need to come into the light of day. ...

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Self-Righteous, Hypocritical, Weird Fanatics

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Christians need a come-to-Jesus heart check. Jesus is the only answer. ...

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Thoughts on God-Centered Worship

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God-Centered Worship is Your Will Surrendered...

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Thoughts on Christ-centered Preaching

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The undermining and ignoring of Biblical preaching in the American church today is a travesty. ...

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Praise Jesus Joyfully

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The stones are on standby in case we don’t do what we were made to do....

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God's Extravagant Gift Giving

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God doesn't do White Elephant Christmas or Choose-Your-Own-Gift. God doesn't fulfill your selfish requests. God gives what you need....

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God's Love and Our Pain

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Why is Christmas so hard when you have lost a loved one or gone through some other huge relational pain? Because you love....

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Preaching is a Holy and Shared Privilege

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Preaching God's Word is a holy privilege, a truly weighty calling. ...

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Thinking about God's Sovereign and Commanded Will

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I'm thinking more and more about the sovereign will of God that unfolds before our eyes but is hidden from our sight until it comes to pass. And I'm thinking about the commanded will of God that is right there front and center waiting for us in the Word of God....

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Thanksgiving: A Time for Reflection

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As I reflect upon my life I can see the hand of God leading, guiding, protecting, and providing for me in ways that are nothing short of miraculous, because God has done it. I'm sure you can see these things in your own life as well....

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Hold Your Tongue

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I don't know how many times I have spoken words that I ought not to have uttered. Far too many times to count, and far too many times I have needed to repent of words foolishly spoken. I think it's really easy for us to say what does it matter what I say in any given moment? Jesus said we'd give an account for every word carelessly spoken (Matthew 12:36). That's why it mat...

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Risky Business

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You can see why people might be suspicious of Christ's followers. They are simultaneously seen as a blessing and a curse. ...

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Never Forget

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Never forget the Lord Jesus Christ and what he has done for you....

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Self-Serve?

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I think a lot of people ascribe to the adage that they need to serve themselves. Because no one else will. But I found there's a better way. Wake up in the morning and ask God who you can bless. ...

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Sharpening the Peopling

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Making sure your people interactions are encouraging and edifying rather than selfish and insincere comes only when the people of God continually come to the realization that it is not by might nor by power that they live but by God's Spirit (Zech. 4:6). ...

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Traveling Truths

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Jesus was constantly helping people rearrange their heart-level priorities, be it a rich young ruler struggling with over attachment to possessions or a self-absorbed follower with an off-kilter, overburdened servant's heart. When we come to the frighteningly accurate realization that our hearts are 24/7 idol factories eagerly seeking things that will ruin us, we must fig...

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Working it Out

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Based on the exalted preeminence of the crucified, risen, returning Lord Jesus Christ, we are to intentionally be and do what God calls us to be and do, in His strength, for His glory....

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9 Ways to be a Good Christian Neighbor

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9 Ways to be a Good Christian Neighbor. ...

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Loving People Like Jesus Loves Us

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Loving people like Jesus loves us leaves lots of room for understanding before evaluation and curbs our tendency to blast others....

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Why We Do Not Need to Fear

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Why we do not need to fear anything or anyone except God....

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Dealing with the Searing Pain of Loss

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What should we remember when we're going through pain or helping others going through it?...

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Leveraging the Scattering

How you can you be a good evangelist, leveraging the scattering we already do (geographically) and the scattering God allows through persecution? ...

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Reformation, Revival, and Preaching

Reformation and Revival is marked by true preaching....

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Killing Christians

The killing of Christians exposes our sin and need of Gospel repentance and redemptive reengagement with lost and hurting humanity. Jesus said do not fear those who kill your body but cannot touch your soul. Fear Him who has the power over both body and soul (Matt. 10:28). God is Sovereign and Almighty, Terrorists are not....

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Repentance that Leads to Life

What is the nature of repentance?...

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Hearing From God

A lot of people talk about hearing from God. What does it mean to hear from God? Follow these four steps if you want to hear from God....

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Remembering to Obey

Blue cords aside, what helps you remember to obey God's instructions? Check out these 4 primary built-in reminders. ...

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How to Stay Consistent in God's Word

It's the beginning of February and right about now there are plenty of people feeling guilty about already abandoning their resolve to read the Bible every day this year. They stumbled and they fallen and can't get up. ...

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He of Cradle, Cross, and Crown

A poem about Jesus. ...

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Preaching is Almost an Alien Activity

Preaching is almost an alien activity. We get up, frail humans holding the perfect Word of God, trusting God to do something that we could never do. ...

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Hear and Do Everyday

HEAR AND DO GOD'S WORD EVERYDAY. Commit to start or continue a daily discipline of time in God's Word and prayer....

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THE CRADLE BROUGHT GLORY

A poem about the life, death, and resurrection of Christ....

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Being a Christian

Being a Christian is about trusting in Jesus Christ for salvation apart from anything you can do....

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Jesus Saves in Amazing Ways

Jesus saves in amazing ways....

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No Distinctions

Jesus cares....

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How Should Christians Respond to the Threat of Terrorism?

Rockets launching, bombs blasting, people hating, people dying. It's the world in which we live. From the garden of Eden to the neighborhood where you live. What are we to do? The answer for Christians is not simple, it is simply Biblical....

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Mercy Remains

And once again, in spite of us, God's mercy remains. ...

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Why Christians Don't Read the Bible

Wait a minute! I thought all Christians read their Bibles. Aren't we "people of the Book"? Isn't it "the Bible, the whole Bible and nothing but the Bible" for us? If only that were true. More and more professing Christians are not reading their Bibles in a context where there are literally multitudes of Bibles at their fingertips on their smart phone. We can read it or lis...

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An Important Lesson

I am so thankful for Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior and for the people He has put in my life who are not afraid to tell me the truth about myself. ...

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Embracing an Expositional Life

Expositional living is living that is centered on reading the Word, finding out the explanation of a passage, and applying that to daily life. That is done in context of following Jesus and in the context of the particular passage. That should be a less self-centered way of living. It is very easy to jump around from need to need and text to text and just seek to have ou...

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Beyond Acts 2:42

I have been preaching in the book of Acts now for several months and we are 13 sermons into the book. The past four weeks we have focused on four passions of a church devoted to Christ: the apostles' teaching (the Word of God), fellowship (caring community), the breaking of bread (remembering Jesus' death), and the prayers (together and often). ...

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Are You a Contributor or Consumer?

It is so easy to come to worship with the mindset of a critical consumer rather than a Christ-honoring contributor....

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Speaking of Repentance, Break Up the Fallow Ground!

True repentance is a change of heart and mind and actions; away from sin and toward God. ...

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Free Radicals

Christ's Lordship transforms us into free radicals. Free in Christ to live radically for Jesus and the Gospel. ...

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A New Day Dawned

A sort of poem...forgive the CAPS. I'm not yelling.:-)...

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Sanctification

Thoughts on God process of making believers more like Christ. ...

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Know for Certain that Jesus is Lord

Let the nations rage. Let secularists and humanists boast of their autonomy. Let everyone stand in opposition. Let them drag your name through the mud in the public square. Let the chips fall where they may. You acknowledge Christ's Lordship. You stand for Gospel truth. Because you are eternally safe in Christ....

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Faithful and Kind

Faithfulness and kindness are in short supply and there's nothing like a road trip across our beautiful land to remind you of that truth. Truckers rarely yield and out of state motorists, including me, aren't much better....

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The Clock and the Dollar

Besides people, what were the greatest causes of stress in your life today? If you are anything like me I'd venture to guess that have to do with the clock and the dollar....

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What it Takes to Grow in Christ

Growth in Christ takes God's power and our participation. ...

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Two Kinds of Preaching

Often times, believers get really nervous when they hear that they are to preach the Gospel. It should be encouraging to know that there are two kinds of preaching in the book of Acts that believers today ought to engage in as well. Two kinds of preaching means twice as much God-ordained fun....

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Growth in Christ is like a Long Steep Climb

God wants and expects us to grow. It is purposeful. Obviously there is so much we can say about how God enables us to grow. God wants us to, He desires for us to grow. He also expects it to happen.  When God is at work in your life it's going to happen. 1 Peter 2:2 says to long for the pure milk of the Word so that by it we may grow with respect to salvation. Ephesia...

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The One Doctrine We Best Not Get Wrong

There is one doctrine we cannot afford to get wrong. ...

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It's a Battle for the Bible, Once Again

Thoughts on the Current Cultural Divide and the Ongoing Moral Slide...

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Preaching and Teaching

Preaching and teaching the Word of God is not about trying to get Christians to......

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No one except God knows what's next....

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What Ever Happened With Memorizing 1 Peter?

Just in case you have been wondering… "Whatever happened to memorizing 1 Peter?", let's just say it hasn't been easy....

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Landing the 1 Peter Plane

I'm finishing 1 Peter this Sunday. Preaching 1 Peter 5:12...

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We have an Adversary and an Advocate

We have an adversary (1 Peter 5:8) and an advocate (1 John 2:1). Our adversary devours and destroys, our advocate defends and delights. Our adversary steals and kills, our advocate secures and gives life. Our adversary degrades and demands, our advocate upgrades and understands. Our adversary accuses us and condemns, our advocate defeated him and defends. Our adversary hat...

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What to Do with Your Worries and Concerns

You may sincerely feel like you are at the breaking point. Like everything is crumbling around you and there is nothing to stand on or hold you up. You may grasp frantically for an answer and in a panic look for anything that might answer your wounded heart; some solution that will bring relief. There is one. ...

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Satisfaction and Substitution

The theological words satisfaction and substitution need to be carefully defined and safeguarded, but they cannot in any circumstances be given up. The biblical gospel of atonement is of God satisfying himself by substituting himself for us....

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A Necessary Death

It was necessary for Christ to die. And it is necessary that we believe in the Only Begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. It is necessary that we grasp this truth....

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A Beautifully Strange Journey

It's a beautifully strange journey. Cosmic and mundane. God's providence and blood, sweat, and tears; sovereign Grace working in and through the elect. A Holy God redeeming sinful man. A process for which we praise the glory of God's grace in Christ....

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The Inerrant Word

Inerrancy is not an optional belief. It is the essential position of Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, Gospel-changed people. We believe every word of God's Word is from God. Full confidence, total sufficiency....

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Sweet Comfort in a Time of Pain

We have sweet comfort in a time of pain, to know we are Christ's and that He reigns....

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Sweet Comfort in Affliction

Trials are difficult to navigate. Suffering is extremely trying. Hardship is pointedly painful. Persecution can play sneaky tricks on your mind. In the midst of tough times it's easy to spin into a spiritual vertigo. It feels like it's impossible to get your compass calibrated. It's tough to hold onto truth in those moments. That's when we need each other to help in a big ...

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The Fiery Trial

How can Christians be ready to suffer for Christ?...

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Musings on Spiritual Gifts

Discovery of your God-given gifting (1 Peter 4:10, gift, Greek charisma = spiritual gift) comes from doing the good things that you want to do because you love Jesus and want to serve Him. That's from God....

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What Every Christian Needs to Do

If you want to get a handle on what it is that God wants of you, if you want to please God, if you want to follow after Jesus with reckless abandon, then as one chosen by God and trusting in the power of God who has caused you to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has given you a love for His inerrant and infallible Word, you will ...

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Thoughts on Hospitality

Biblical hospitality is so much more than we think it is....

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More Thoughts on Costly Love

1 Peter 4:8 calls for costly love. It takes courage and a fixation on the Cross of Christ. ...

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Costly Love Thoughts

This agape is not sentimental fluff, but a substance found only in the truly converted, which springs forth in humble outbursts of gospel-infused sacrificial service for, to, and through, Jesus....

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Come, Lord Jesus

A Goapel-infused poem/hymn/song that expresses a longing for Jesus to return....

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What Not To Be Known For

Don't be the kind of person who is known for their sin....

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Insulted, and Blessed

Most people do not think of an insult as a blessing. But God does. God says that when you are insulted for the name of Christ you are blessed because God's Spirit rests on you....

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Rejoice as You Share Christ's Sufferings

We hate to suffer, but God loves to cause us to rejoice in suffering....

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Do Not Be Surprised at the Fiery Trial

There was and is a fiery trial for believers in the Lord Jesus. It is to test our faith. ...

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Speaking, Serving, Praising

As we use our God-given gifts to serve the body of Christ, it is to be for the praise and glory of God....

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Good Stewards of God's Grace

1 Peter 4:10 is focused on Christians serving one another in the body of Christ....

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God's People Share God's Mission

God's people share God's mission. We may not always feel, look, or act like it, but when God reconciled us to Himself through Christ we became ambassadors for Christ in a very needy world (2 Cor. 5:17-21)....

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The Heart of Hospitality

Hospitality is more than inviting people over and entertaining lots of people in your home. It's more than being ready, willing, and able to make a meal for someone at a moment's notice. Those things are very helpful and often a great blessing. but the heart of hospitality goes much deeper....

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God's Love Protects from Sin's Damaging Effects

The love of God shown by His people to one another provides a protective covering from sin's damaging effects....

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Just Pray About It?!

Why would God give us a stock answer and what does 1 Peter 4:7 have to do with our daily life?...

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Be On the Alert

Don't be swayed by the evil of man. God's greatness is always on display. ...

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Not Worth the Loss of All Things

Sin is not worth the loss of all things. Only Jesus is....

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Exalted Savior

A Christmas poem of epic proportions. ...

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How to Avoid Post-Christmas Letdown

Why do we experience the letdown? How can we keep from experiencing the letdown? What does God want us to know that were missing? That is what we need to think about today....

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A CHRISTMAS EDITORIAL

We love Christmas but hate what it has become. Our rally cry "God with us!" still stands....

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The Importance of Believer's Baptism

Why is Believer's Baptism so Important for Christians? Why do Believers Wait So Long or Never Get Baptized? What Level of Commitment and Understanding is Necessary for Baptism? Why do Unbaptized Believers Need to Be Baptized As Soon As Possible? Are you convinced yet? I hope so. If so, what should you do?...

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No Loitering, This Pleasing Pain is Necessary

Those who trust in Christ face many pitfalls and God brings them through to victory. ...

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Thankfulness Abounds

I am thankful for the precious blood of Christ by which I'm saved. ...

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Eternal Treasure

There is only one way to show that we truly believe this: we consider eternal things of greater value and temporal things. Don't spend all your time and effort collecting garbage, but true riches. ...

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Are You Ready?

The world needs Christians ready to humbly and boldly believe, speak, and live in Christ. ...

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A War Letter

Veterans and pilgrims sing this tune. ...

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Seeking the True

Pour your life into what will last: people made in God's image and the Word of God. Fixate on what Jesus has done and how that transforms everything it touches. Work for what the world says at best is secondary, you will be misunderstood and maligned here, but richer there, and fulfilled in Christ, content with Him....

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Wives, Be Subject to Your Own Husbands

You take a sensitive subject, with many opinions, strong emotions, highly subjective, and place God's objective Word next to it, and everything becomes clear. God cares and is kind and his instructions are good. Therefore we want to do what he says....

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Wow. ...

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Friendliness and Gospel Tracts

I'm really glad people interact with other people in friendly ways and give them little cards with Bible verses on them to point them to faith in Christ. I'm glad that we have the freedom and I'm glad that God puts it on the hearts of many to step outside their selfish bubble and reach out with the love of Jesus....

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Thoughts on Holiness and the Heart

I need Jesus every moment. ...

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The Gospel is Everything

The gospel is everything you need to please God....

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Possessed

Christians are possessed by Christ. ...

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Like Newborn Babies

God wants you to be like a newborn baby in your desire for His Word so that you would grow in Christ....

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Real Growth in Christ or False?

Growing in Christ can be a really tricky proposition. Sometimes we can even truck ourselves into thinking that good healthy growth is happening when it is not. ...

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Gospel Love and the Abiding Word

God brings about a beautiful change and resulting commitment to His family, in the lives of all He has chosen....

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Healthy Fear

What 1 Peter 1:17-21 teaches us about a healthy fear of God, a.k.a. fear of displeasing God and incurring His discipline on our lives (a la Heb. 12:3-11). ...

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Can Man be Good Apart From God?

Can man be good apart from God? Can people be good without use of the Bible? Some say Yes emphatically. I say an equally emphatic No. Where's the objective standard of proof that people can do that? Actually, here's the deal: Only God is truly good. His is the only truly objective standard of goodness....

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Beloved and Beautiful

Beautiful Savior. ...

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Delighting in God's Beauty

True believers delight first in God Himself. ...

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Holiness is the New Flossing

DeYoung calls holiness the new camping. I call it the new flossing. What everybody knows they need to do, but don't really want to do, and only does when they have to....

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The Annoyance of Holiness

C.S. Lewis, in one of his letters wrote, “How little people know who think holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing…it is irresistible.” Jonathon Edwards commented, “Holiness is a most beautiful and lovely thing. We drink in strange notions of holiness from our childhood, as if it were a melancholy, morose, sour and unpleasant thing; but ther...

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Holiness Reinvisioned

I can't help but think that within the Christian community we often think of holiness in the wrong ways. We think of it as a human ideal to measure up to rather than what it really is, a divine character to imitate and align with. It hasn't helped that through the years holiness has meant many things to many people, and it usually has to do with the standard of behavior th...

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Scheming to Bless

Doesn't it always seem like we are scheming to get our needs met? We are angling, we are conniving, we are trying to work the angles so that we get what we want....

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What Really Doesn't Matter

It's so easy to get wrapped up in things that really don't matter all that much. ...

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Trials, Heavy Hearts, and Hope

Everyone suffers. ...

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Salvation Views: A Call to Love and Conviction

At the end of the day, when all is said and done, and we are taking our rest, what will make any difference, what will be the significance, what will matter most? Not what I have said and done, not what I have determined, not what I have called significant, not what I deemed as matter-some. Because I am a child of the King of the Universe....

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No Easy Answers

As a pastor I often have the privilege of meeting with people are dealing with questions that are not easily answered. They need to process their thoughts, and I am given the privilege to engage those thoughts. I do so because I care. My God-given calling, my vocation, my reason to care, is simply stated, for Jesus and the Gospel and the good of all people. I do not perfec...

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Chosen, therefore Comforted, Assured and Free

The elect are chosen in Christ, therefore comforted and assured of their eternal standing with God....

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Christ-Centered Community

We exist to...Glorify God through lives transformed by the Gospel...in Christ-Centered Community....

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Tag-Team Preaching and the Body of Christ

Tag-team preaching is not the norm. At best, it is a once-in-a-long-while way to present a unified front to a congregation and expose them to the entire pastor/elder leadership team in concentrated form. In the month of May at Grace Orange you'll hear our team preaching our new vision....

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Grace Orange Basics: What? Why? How?

What are we doing? Why are we doing it? How are we communicating it?...

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Daily Family Worship: What Convinced Me

Here's my story of why my mailbox reminds me daily of something really important, a ministry that is often ignored, looked down upon and thought unimportant or just impossible. ...

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Do You Feel Condemned?

I know that some people celebrate and condone sin. But most people I know, and most people that would show up to a church, feel more condemned for their sins....

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Why John 3:16 changes everything

John 3:16 is big. It is not light and fluffy, it is significant and weighty. It tells us the basis of the cross. It tells us why Jesus died in our place. It tells us why his precious blood was shed. And it gives us the answer for why we can have any hope of being saved. Nicodemus came to Jesus at night, because he was afraid of his fellow countrymen who hated Jesus. It is...

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The Clock and the Dollar: Greedy Tyrants or Gospel Tools?

Are you serving the clock and the dollar, or are they serving God's good gospel purposes? What's the reality in your life? Would you like to know how you can break free?...

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Jesus Cures Delusion

Malachi 2:17-3:6 is all about a faithful Father (God) graciously dealing with His foolish children (His covenant people)....

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Good Grace Awakens Frozen Hearts

God's Grace in Christ regenerates us and gives us new life. We desire Christ and He keeps His Word. All who come to Him will never be cast out. Here is a poem that explains in prose the process of acknowledging sin and turning to Jesus....

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Life Change is a Work of God's Grace

The very bright and powerful hope of the gospel is that lasting life change is really possible. The finished work of Christ at the Cross means that restarts can and actually do happen by the miraculous working of God. ...

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Born Again?

Do you think 'born again' Christians come across as obnoxious, self righteous, hypocritical and weirdly fanatical about non-essential things? I do too. I am one and am guilty of all those things and more. ...

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What Christians Really Want

What do born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ really really want?...

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Let Tomorrow Worry For You

Tomorrow is a worrier so you don't have to be. ...

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God values life, we stand for life

God is the giver of life. We must stand for life....

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Gospel-transformed Serving

One of the things that the gospel does in transforming our lives is give us the best possible reason to give our lives in service to God and others....

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A Worshippers' Journey

How is it that praise to God for His saving acts on our behalf can so quickly turn to complaining against Him because we do not get what we want? How quickly God's people forget. How quickly the idol factory gets back to business. ...

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A Christian Perspective on Death

How is a Christian to view death? It helps to start with how a Christian is to view life....

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One Step Closer

We are on the brink of a brand new year. We are about to turn the page on the calendar and add a new number to the date. We are one moment closer to Jesus' return or our promotion. We are another second, minute, hour, day, month, and year closer to closing up shop here on earth. We are one step closer to Home. ...

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Promises, Promises

No one is talking about the condition of your soul, except marketing directors and ad execs of course....

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So, What's Next?

People I know at Grace Orange want to know what I'll be preaching next. It's a fair question. It reflects anticipation, hunger for God's Word and a humble-bold learner's mentality. So what is next? I will be unveiling that in coming weeks. ...

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God Intervenes in Holiday Stress

In the midst of holiday stress, God intervenes v...

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The Death of Christ Brings Peace and Life

What do you do with a life filled with pain and misery? How about the person who expresses no need for God? How about the one who like a train to nowhere wanders aimlessly; or the one who recycles trouble like a continuous loop, an unbroken circle of missing links? Where do you point the person, the couple, the family, or even the church or community that seems to have los...

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Grace Abounding

What does God's grace lead to? ...

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Gospel Transformation

The wonders of sovereign grace and gospel transformation....

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The Precious Blood of Christ

Going to the Cross Jesus' life was innocent, devalued and hated. We were guilty, puffed up and self-absorbed. ...

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He Who Has Ears

The faculty of hearing is a precious gift only truly cherished by those bereft. The rest of the population take it for granted. It is the way of the depraved. Not until we are deprived do we realize what we had. ...

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How to Live a Life Your Kids (and others) Can Follow

Ten things that, if practiced , will transform your life. ...

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The Denier Denied His Denial

The denier denied his denial. But God is faithful. ...

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Are You a Judas or a Peter?

Judas found no place for repentance; Peter did. We all sin, but we aren't all being saved. ...

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Crazy Sin

I know he's an easy target, but Judas Iscariot was a piece of work. ...

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The Harsh Reality of Betrayal

Jesus, Judas, Betrayal, Sin. It's easy to condemn Judas. God does. Think about it. He was a weed among the wheat, a wolf among the sheep, a fake among the real, a pretender, an imposter, he was acting. He wasn't the real deal. A pawn in Satan's hand. Jesus pronounced Woe on him. "The Son of man goes as it has been decreed, but woe to the one by whom He is betrayed." (Luke...

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The Scandal of Extravagant Waste

Cost-cutting measures don't fit into God's sovereign plans. ...

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Planned, Plotted, Purposed

What can you do out of a heart of loving devotion to Jesus?...

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Death Could Not Hold Him

God made evil boomerang on itself at the cross. It was forced by man but foreordained by God. ...

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Do Something Now

I don't know what you should do but you should do something to bless someone. ...

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Repentance Revisited: The Other Half of the Gospel

Some people get disillusioned and say this Jesus thing doesn't work. It's because they are walking around with only half a gospel. ...

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Repentance is Heart Work

Repentance is ongoing heart work. It is a way of life enabled by the Holy Spirit. ...

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Jesus says Repent

All people should turn from their sins and trust in Jesus Christ. ...

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The Gospel Implications of Repentance

The gospel of the grace of God in Christ is drenched in mercifully provided repentance that not only restores vitality of faith but health in Christ's body the Church. It is something for which we must pray and rejoice when it comes. It is needed like air, on a moment by moment basis. For the flourishing of Christ's Bride and for the nations to be made glad in God (Acts 5:...

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Well Done, Church!

God's people need to be commended more often! This is one of those times. ...

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As Iron Sharpens Iron

God uses Christians to grow Christians. ...

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Missing the Scenery

Sometimes it is easy to be so fixated on the task at hand that we miss the bigger picture. Myopic, we microscope on minute details and miss the boat, train, plane, automobile; whatever it was on the horizon that we were supposed to keep one eye on. A deadline, a curfew, a due date, a marker point where we were supposed to be ready. We get diverted, rerouted, or derailed. W...

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Sovereign Orchestration

Every Christian needs to know with assurance that God is in control. ...

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Scars and a Story to Tell

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