The Blinding of Believers

The devil is on the prowl for unbelievers; he is busily engaged in keeping them in utter darkness. 2 Corinthians 4:4 states, “The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” […]

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Dependent Independence

(Scroll down to leave a comment on how much you are dependent on God) This month in America we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. July 4th is a legal holiday celebrating the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence of the Colonists from the authority of the British Crown. As […]

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Faith and the Functional Atheist

At first glance, faith in Jesus Christ and the beliefs of the functional atheist seem as far apart as the east is from the west. But upon closer inspection, we see that everyone who professes faith in Christ does, at times, live like a functional atheist. A functional atheist is someone who professes faith in […]

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The Impotence of Personal Power

There was a season in my life when I was immersed in the field of personal development. I was a serious student of some of the most popular and sought after self-help teachers in the world. I studied the stuff; I taught it; I believed it! I had amassed a sizeable library of audio and […]

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There’s More to Life than Increasing Its Speed!

“There’s more to life,” Mahatma Gandhi once said, “than increasing its speed.”  That one statement has done a lot to help keep my priorities straight. There was a time when I found my identity in the pace of my performance.  I figured if a fast pace was good…ramming speed was better.  It was better for […]

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What Kind Of God Do They Think You Serve?

Henry Drummond once remarked, “How many prodigals are kept out of the kingdom of God by the unlovely characters of those who profess to be inside!” To be sure, the statement is not theologically precise, but the point rings out loud and clear. The way we live our lives, our behaviors, our language, our kindness, […]

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Are you still hiding behind fig leaves?

(Scroll down to leave a comment on the gospel has freed you from your fig leaves.) We are heading into the second month of a New Year.  How are you doing?  Are you on track or off track in the pursuit of all that God is calling you to this year?  One of the great […]

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In the beginning

There is nothing like new beginnings.  A new job.  A new address.  A new friendship.  A new possibility.  A new opportunity.  A new vision.  A new goal.  A new year.  And that is exactly where this month’s message finds each one of us: Standing at the threshold of yet another new year.  An old year […]

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The Message of the Manger

During the Christmas season, one of our favorite things to do as a family is drive around different neighborhoods to look at all the Christmas decorations.  This is one of the highlights of our year.  It is always a special treat when we come across a lawn manger scene, which, sadly, are too few in […]

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Life’s roller coaster of peaks and valleys

Have you ever heard the term, “The rhythm of life”?  It is a phrase that sums up life on this side of the grave since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden.  The Bible puts it this way: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to […]

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