Monthly Archives: October 2010

I Will be With You

I have often reflected on the life of Christians in the 1st century who lived life with the oral traditions of the life of Christ, apostolic instruction, and with access to a very limited selection of New Testament writings. I … Continue reading

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The Right Way

Outbursts of anger are often the result of an effort to express frustration. There is nothing wrong with being frustrated, but to express it in an explosive and hurtful manner is completely inappropriate and sinful. Continue reading

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Betcha Can’t Eat Just One

Satan isn’t focused on getting us to necessarily make a wrong choice, if he can get us to choose anything other than right. Continue reading

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Learning about Connection

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Turning Anger to Action

My anger was misdirected. I was powerless to change the events, so I looked to God to blame him. Continue reading

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Psalm 1: Distinction Between Good and God

1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the … Continue reading

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Finding Living Water

One of the dangers in sermon preparation is that a minister begins to focus on his own interest, rather than prayerfully considering the needs of the people he seeks to serve. I know I have to fight the tendency to … Continue reading

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Getting Your Priorities Straight

When you see big things like demons trembling before Jesus or running off the cliff in a pig panic, it tends to make one think in bigger ways. Continue reading

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It’s Pretty Simple

Remember He didn’t love us in our cleaned up state, and we hadn’t won any prizes for having all the answers when He was suspended between heaven and earth. Continue reading

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Where Do We Put The Townies?

Where would we put Samson, Gideon, Jephthah in church today? While the synagogue appears to have come into being during the Babylonian Captivity and, consequently, long after these Bible heroes, I really can’t imagine them fitting into the local synagogue … Continue reading

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