Active Faith

Just do it!

I am currently working our young church plant through Mathew’s gospel at KW Redeemer in a Christ Alone Series. As I worked through the gospel a few times to plan the series, I realized it’s going to take me 21 weeks. A few Sundays ago we tackled the famous Sermon on the Mount. Jesus is […]

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Challenges to Personal Evangelism

When I came to Christ in 1973, I was so shy and introverted that I would cross the street to avoid greeting a stranger. I remember one day in Wilton Manors when I literally did this. I became an usher at my church, but I hated having to greet people when all I wanted to […]

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Hobby Lobby Founders Plan Bible Museum

Faithful. Humble. Grateful. Obedient. Serving. These are just a few of the adjectives that come to mind after spending a weekend at the Christian Mastermind Summit at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, hosted by David Green and his lovely wife of 55 years, Barbara Green. David Green has closely followed Biblical principles over […]

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Going Up to Jerusalem

The city of Jerusalem is the highlight of any pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It is not just a city that has some 4,000 years of history, making it one of the oldest cities on earth, but it is mentioned 806 times in the Bible with names as beautiful as “City of God,” “Joyful City” […]

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Choosing from a Smorgasbord of Beliefs

One of the belief systems that is becoming popular in some Christian circles and some churches attempting to be inclusive and relevant is the concept of Cafeteria Christianity. This suggests that one is free to pick and choose which of the essential Christian doctrines to believe, as one chooses the food he or she likes […]

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The Hands and Feet of Christ in Burkina Faso

(WNS)–Missionary Michael Riddering never suspected the coffee shop in West Africa would be the death of him and 27 others until it came under attack by al-Qaeda terrorists on Jan. 15. Riddering was with a pastor named Valentin in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital city, waiting to meet a group of short-term missionaries who had […]

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Wise Men Still Seek Him

Christmas is coming, and we see “Wise men still seek Him” on bumper stickers, magnets and tree ornaments. Wisdom gets lost in the hustle of December. Fatigue, over-scheduling and unrealistic goals cause us to throw optimism out the door. Let us inquire, probe and investigate (Deuteronomy 13:14) with hearts keeping Christ in Christmas! Seeking ways […]

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A Visit From the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, & Future

Marley was dead. That’s an odd way to begin a Christmas story, but it’s how Charles Dickens opens “A Christmas Carol.” Written to pay off a debt, the story of Scrooge being haunted by three ghosts is one of the world’s most enduring Christmas tales – perhaps second only to the original story of Christmas […]

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Being God-Clingy

I am filled with funny stories of my humanity. Sometimes it’s so difficult to be a human – truly human and truly alive. The great thing is God is strong in our weakness. Isaiah 40:29 says: “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless” (NLT). Two years ago, I spent some time […]

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Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

  Truly it is the most wonderful time of the year when we fix our focus on celebrating Christmas and the coming of our Savior as a baby born in a manger. The season leading up to Christmas Day is called Advent. The Latin word adventus means “coming” or “visit,” and that is exactly what […]

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