Category Archives: Christian Life

General posts for the Christian journey

Poison or Liberty? A Generational Decision

For weeks, a common tone has been present in the rhetoric and actions of many people claiming to protest injustice. A realization of it came today while viewing a full-page ad placed in the Wall Street Journal accusing all Fortune … Continue reading

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Strength in the Chaos

On an old ballfield back in the early days, some coach for the first time said, “Focus on what you can control and not what you can’t.” Many of us have repeated the same instructions to young players frustrated with … Continue reading

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Tired of the Bullies

I despise bullying in all forms, and we saw the worst of it recently with the death of George Floyd. Unfortunately, we are also witnessing a coordinated effort to bully people into submission to a political philosophy. It’s nothing new … Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Facts

Faith and facts are not mutually exclusive. With our culture drifting further away from civil discourse on issues of the day, we the people of faith, need to also be the people of facts. In other words, much is happening … Continue reading

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Quiet Strength

“Quiet strength” may sound like an oxymoron, but for God’s people it’s a description of great power at work. This past week, our teaching series in Acts included this one-verse summary of the early church in chapter 9 verse 31. … Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Hope

Daily news, endless media negativity, and the actions of people can leave one feeling discouraged about the future. Even worse, during these recent weeks, the voices of encouragement have been drowned out by those who profit from fear. So, in … Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Liberty

Freedom to make choices wasn’t the idea of political revolutionaries…it was God’s. In the beginning, God made Adam special above all creatures by breathing His own life into him. In addition, He went the extra step to give Adam (and … Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Authority

The supremacy of Christ is not just a theological maxim, it’s empowerment to live in liberty under His authority. After the resurrection, Jesus declared: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” – Matthew 28:18 NKJV … Continue reading

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Fulfilled Words

In the time leading up to the crucifixion, there were Jesus’ last words. On Saturday there was a time of no words. And then on Sunday morning…there were fulfilled words: “He is not here, He has risen just as He … Continue reading

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No Words

After several days of “last words” to the disciples, there suddenly were no words. Jesus had been buried, the sun came up, and it was another day. The scripture provides very little about that day, but we do know two … Continue reading

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The Last Words – “It is Finished!”

By Friday morning, the enemies of Jesus had completed their scheme. After an illegal trial that included bribery and dishonesty, Jesus had been beaten, mocked, scourged, nailed to an ugly structure made for criminals, and left to die. However, their … Continue reading

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The Last Words-Abide

“May not the inadequacy of much of our spiritual experience be traced back to our habit of skipping through the corridors of the Kingdom like children in the marketplace, chattering about everything but pausing to learn the value of nothing” … Continue reading

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The Last Words-Believe

As the noise and excitement of the crowds faded into the night, Jesus looked His inner circle in the eyes and said: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”  – John 14:1 NKJV … Continue reading

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The Last Words-Love

After Judas left the upper room, Jesus turned to the remaining eleven disciples and instructed them about moving forward. First, He spoke of His glorification (which they were yet to understand), then He said: “A new commandment I give to … Continue reading

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The Last Words-Serve

While the cross waited, Jesus celebrated the Passover meal with His disciples and shared some final instructions before being arrested. John chapters 13-17 record the powerful, emotional words that Jesus chose to leave with them. First, He demonstrated how to … Continue reading

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Did Chick-fil-A Throw Us Under the Bus?

Good grief, based on the social media meltdown, you’d think Dan Cathy just confessed to preferring burgers over chicken. I get it, there is growing frustration and anger about the militant left bullying their way through our culture but let’s … Continue reading

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Why “Running the Race” is More Than a Sprint OR Marathon

It’s been said that the race of faith isn’t a sprint but a marathon. However, I submit that it’s neither sprint nor marathon, because in truth it’s more like an endurance race. To be clear, I mean no disrespect to … Continue reading

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Trust for the Future

The idea of “the future” invokes many emotions, hopes, worries, dreams, and personal questions. Some try not to think about it at all, while others are captivated by its promise. To be clear, there’s a certain end result as revealed … Continue reading

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What’s True in the Light is True in the Dark

It’s been said, “What’s true in the light is true in the dark.” and it’s a timely reminder. Not only is there a push now to accept immorality, but an increasing demand to celebrate it. Even some prominent church leaders … Continue reading

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The Friday We Call Good

Each year, I’m reminded of a Friday in 2012 when a small group of us were in Munich, Germany visiting the grounds of the Dachau Concentration Camp. After walking through the various displays, I looked out across the main part … Continue reading

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