Think About It

With God, it’s not hide and seek. It’s seek. (Part 1)

At any Christian bookstore one of the most sought out sections has to do with knowing God’s will. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. “ (1 Thess. 5:16-18) Is that it? All of it? Certainly desiring God’s will is a good thing. But…

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Wise As Serpents and Innocent As Doves?

We live in an age where mass media and social media can be used  –  you might say are being used as weaponry against many of the principles we, as Christians see as foundational and representative of our worldview and way of life. There is a new weapon in the secular arsenal called “cancel – culture,” which attempts to…

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Faith has its joys . . . and tensions

Take a minute and think. What did you believe the Christian life was all about when you first began your “journey with Jesus?” Now that you’ve been down the path a ways, just how did your early expectations match the reality you’ve experienced? For many, and I’ll lump myself in with this group, we didn’t really have a…

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Live With the Understanding That Death is Not the “Last Act”

Funerals tend to be sobering events. After all, one’s mortality is serious business. Fear of death and what physical death means can bring forth feelings of anxiety and fear and even Christians are not immune to these challenges. But we have the ability to re-align our perspectives to God’s way of seeing things and deal with these crises with…

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You Can Keep a Good Man (or Woman) Down

I’ve listened to people’s complaints more times than I liked to as they said “Jesus and Christianity just don’t work for me.”  This is very sad but, in their experience, they were right. Possibly you have the same concern.  So what went wrong? Were they lazy? Were they taught wrong?  Did they have unrealistic expectations…

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Will The Real Enemy Please Stand Up?

Prior to explaining to us in detail in Ephesians 6 what our “combat gear” needs to be when dealing with the devil’s schemes, the Apostle Paul attempts to instruct us where to point our weapons and at whom. The problem for many Christians is we are a little slow to get Paul’s drift. Possibly even resistant. Granted we…

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God Will Do What Man Can’t Do

God will do what man can’t do. Is that a stunner? In fact, God will do what man won’t do, and for that I am very grateful. It’s really a privilege to be in the “yoke” with Jesus as through his Spirit he impacts the lives and events of man. Imagine, teaming with God. As I understand it, God is also quite…

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What Is Your Opinion…

What is your opinion . . . . worth? Don’t answer too quickly, especially if you think what you think is of considerable value to others. Ever hear the saying, “A penny for your thoughts?” If anyone has ever said that to you they may be saying something you need to consider. So why even open your mouth, let alone your mind…

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It’s Good News Week — Somewhere

Looking for positivity? Gotta be there somewhere, right? “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” If we’re being honest with ourselves, sometimes even the assurances from Jesus’ lips (John 16:33), words meant to comfort, don’t quite overpower the concerns, fears and disappointments the world thrusts at us.  The TV, radio and even the streets today are overrun with…

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Watching you, what will the world believe?

Last week I invited you to take a look at what Jesus prayed in John 17 for his followers in his last days on earth. Most assuredly, Jesus’ words are for us today as well. He is petitioning the Father for a depth and degree of unity which the world is unfamiliar with. A unity as precious…

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