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Icon or Idol, What Does It Matter?

We were reminded this week of the uncertainty of life and how fragile life is. While it is sad to consider anyone’s sudden and catastrophic death, the unfortunate fate of the 9 persons who died in last Sunday’s helicopter crash redirects our attention to the unknown timing of death itself.

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Do you have any friends that are “good?”

Do you have any friends that are “good?” I hope you do. But what I am getting at is whether you have any non-Christian friends that are . . . .  let me just say, “ nice people.” Sure they may drink a little too much. Maybe they at times use the Lord’s name in ways that make you…

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“Lay up for yourselves what?”

Thanks, that’s just what I’ve been asking myself. Jesus, could you be a little more specific so I can determine if what I “lay up” is on track with what you had in mind?

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Is Your Prayer Life Talk or Text?

Talk or text? What is that about? I’ll admit to you that for some reason prayer doesn’t come as easy to me as I wish it would. Frankly speaking, I’m more disciplined in reading the Bible than I am spending significant time in prayer…

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“Tis the season to be…?”

To be happy? To be sad? To be tired? To be giving? To be expectant? To be regretful? To be receiving? To be fearful? To be anxious? To be generous? This season is a season that not just awakens many feelings and personal “drives,” but it magnifies them.

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Friend of sinners? Not me!

In our efforts to become more spiritually “mature” and become more like Jesus, we run the risk of retreating into our comfort zones rather than engaging the helpless people of this fallen world.

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Who am I fighting, anyway?

This approaching season may be a season of joy, to be sure, but for many it is often a season of sadness and depression. For some, this feels like war, and it is felt to be more “perpetual” than “seasonal.” For too many of us who call ourselves “Christ followers,” we “exist”rather than radiate “life…”

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Do you ever feel like a hypocrite…

Do you ever feel like a hypocrite when singing the lyrics to some of the worship songs? Be honest with yourself, don’t you feel a little bit uneasy after the 4th refrain of “I Surrender All” knowing that your “All” still has some limitations attached to it?

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Scandalous, Jesus, simply scandalous!

To get the most from this article, you would benefit greatly by taking just a few minutes and read chapter 4 of John’s gospel before you continue. Here’s the deal: You read John 4 and I’ll keep my comments short, ok?

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